PhD graduate careers stories

Careers case studies can help to illustrate the wide range of career options available to you after graduation.

You may also find that they provide useful advice, and give you insight into day to day life in different job roles.   

You can visit our growing bank of PGR Careers case studies from University of Birmingham graduates to find out what former PGRs have gone on to do.

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Aaron Lakhanpal

Video story from Aaron Lakhanpal, a 2021 Biomedical Sciences graduate who took part in Alumni Leadership Mentoring Scheme. Aaron was mentored by Professor Alan Boyd.

Abdihakem Ahmed

Abdihakem Ahmed, an Economics student, who took part in the 10K Black Interns programme.

Adam McKinnon

Video from Adam McKinnon, a 2021 Politics and International Relations graduate, who took part in the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme.

Agnieszka Janoch case study

Case study from Agnieszka Janoch, an MSc International Business graduate who is now working as an Associate Product Manager at Which?.

Akash Amudha Rajendran

Story from, Akash Amudha Rajendran, a 2020 MSc Global Energy Technology and Systems graduate. Akash completed a Knowledge Exchange internship as a Research and Tech Intern at Safe Circles.

Alessandro Lazdins case study

Case study from Alessandro Lazdins, a Regulatory Affairs Associate at GSK who completed a PhD in Biosciences.

Ali Kazi

Video story from Ali Kazi, a 2019 BSc Geography graduate who took part in Careers Network Mentoring Scheme.

Amandeep Kaur

Story from Amandeep Kaur. an Antibody Discovery Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Amandeep graduated in 2020 with a PhD in Immunology & Immunotherapy.

Anjli Pankhania

Anjli Pankhania, a Chemical Engineering student, was mentored through Careers Network Mentoring Scheme by a mentor who worked for Shell for over 30 years in various business management roles, before starting his own consultancy in the chemical sector.

Anna Parker

Video story from Anna Parker, a 2021 Politics and International Relations graduate who took part in Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme.
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