Cycle of conversations “Plan D”
When we are writing the thesis, the PhD seems endless. At that stage, getting to the end with a good paper is the only thing that matters. However, academic life continues after the doctorate, and it is common to feel disoriented during this transitional stage. Often without advisors’ help, without institutional support, and above all without funding, we suddenly fall into a sea of possibilities and contradictory messages. What should we invest in more urgently: publications or teaching experience? Where does it matter to publish, for hiring or funding purposes? Is it worth insisting on a given specialization, or should we turn to projects of another kind? Suddenly, there are a thousand and one things to take into account!
In this cycle of informal conversations with professors and researchers of outstanding merit in their fields of study, we intend to discuss all these problems and help fellow doctoral students and post-docs decide what to do the “next day”. There are no right answers, nor a single way out of the labyrinth, so our idea is not to provide an instruction manual. This cycle has, above all, the goal of raising awareness and informing so that everyone can draw the plan that best applies to their circumstances and interests – your Plan D.
Orgs. João Paulo Guimarães e Marinela Freitas
The broadcast will be through ILC’s Facebook page and access is free.