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Frontier Research and Breakthrough
Issue 1 - 2018
Professor Zukerman gives advices to the audience on how to do a career plan in academia.
Dr David Li Yanzhi shares his experience in job searching, doing interviews and being a young scholar.

Planning Your Career in Academia

More than 100 students attended a Postgraduate Forum organised by the Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at CityU on 21 June 2017 to gain insights on job searching, interview preparation and how to become a competent junior researcher.

In the opening remark, Professor Kelvin Yau, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, highlighted that CityU had remarkable research achievements in various disciplines as evidenced from their top ranked positions in World University ranking systems. These flying results showed that CityU has highly emphasized on scholarly knowledge, and providing excellent education and research environment to our faculty members and students.

Professor Moshe Zukerman, Chair Professor of Information Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, and Dr David Li Yanzhi, Associate Professor from the Department of Management Sciences shared their views and experience on how to plan ahead career in academia at the forum.

Since PhD was also a basic requirement for all academic positions, Professor Zukerman shared the tips on success in PhD studies and performing well in academic job interviews. He advised the young audience to start to plan and prepare their career as early as possible.

As a young academic scholar, Dr Li shared his personal experience in job searching when he was a research student, and the early years of his academic career.

The forum was concluded with a lively question and answer session where a number of students sought further advice on job interviews and career planning. The Postgraduate Forum is a biennial event organized by the SGS with an aim to gather CityU’s postgraduate students to share topics and views related to their studies and development.

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