Workshops en infosessies

The labour market information sessions and job application workshops listed below will be organised on the 2nd floor of the ICC and are accessible to doctoral students and doctoral degree holders only.

Pre-registration is necessary only for the CV analysis as part of the Grow2Excel workshop (Guislain 1 @ 15:15 hrs -- limited number of slots available!).

Cv analysis also takes place on the 2nd floor of the ICC - in the Bauwenszaal. It is required to book a consultation with a PhD careers advisor in advance.

GUISLAIN 1 - 2nd floor

In this workshop we’ll look at your PhD from a competency-oriented perspective and explore the added value you can bring to the labour market.

Let’s talk competencies

30 min. - Ghent University - Nele Bracke
In this session some basic aspects on how to prepare for a job interview will be highlighted. What can I do before the interview? How to answer typical questions? What about difficult questions? In close interaction with the audience the most relevant interview questions will be looked at in detail. Rik De Greef has a long-standing experience as coach (career coaching, outplacement, individual & team coaching at national and global level), combined with 15 years of experience in sales & marketing during which he - amongst others - recruited numerous employees.

Be ready for the job interview: preparing & answering questions

30 min. - My Future Works - Rik De Greef

Beyond academe: why consulting is a career track every PhD should consider

30 min. - Schelstraete Delacourt Associates - Jo Heirman

From Academe to Industry: 7 things to know about profile screening in industry. Targeted at engineering & beta sciences

45 min. - Grow2Excel - Robin Lefebvre - REGISTRATION ONLY FOR CV ANALYSIS as part of this workshop - Registratie link
Wondering what is the best time to leave academe? Tired of the insecurities that come with the job of an early-stage researcher? Doubting whether your profile meets the expectations of the ‘real’ world? Self-knowledge is crucial to answer these questions. In this workshop, you will take a first step towards raising your self-awareness and finding out what opportunities lay ahead of you and best suit your personality. Come and taste NEXTSTEP COACHING’s approach. Word of warning: participation may trigger a different point of view on your future career

Where do I fit into the world beyond academe?

30 min. - NextStep coaching - Filip Bauwens & Marion Liberloo

Screening for government personnel into practice

30 min. - Poolstok - Lieze Stassen

GUISLAIN 2 - 2nd floor

Tech Lane Ghent Science Park is a vibrant ecosystem of international corporate R&D centres, public research institutes and high-tech growth enterprises. Together they provide a stimulating environment to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Every year, the park welcomes more than 10 new high-tech start-ups. It has become the natural habitat for the location of spin-offs from VIB, IMEC and Ghent University itself. In this workshop, the future prospects of the park will be explained

Tech Lane Ghent Science Park, thé innovation hub in the heart of deep tech Europe

30 min. - UGent TechTransfer - Tech Lane Ghent Science Park - Johan Bil
Workshop ook toegankelijk voor MA’s (!) How can companies make their business, product and factories futureproof? Discover how Sirris, the collective center of the technology sector, help companies to make the right technological choices and to realise their innovation projects succesfully.  

Job Orientation in the Belgian Technology Sector

30 min. - Sirris - Franne Godderis

LinkedIn the perfect PR!

30 min. - Accent Jobs - Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyze
The European Solidarity Corps allows for young people (18-30 years) to volunteer from 2 to 12 months in a non-profit organisation in Europe. Tasks and organisations are diverse: social, cultural, ecological, media, … If your application is approved, this unique experience costs near to nothing. Accommodation, meals and part of the travel costs are paid by this programme. This info session is in Dutch.

Centen voor vrijwilligerswerk in Europa / Funding for volunteering in Europe

30 min. - JINT - Natalie Coelmont - IN DUTCH (!)
In this workshop, we will investigate some authentic examples of CVs of doctoral students to list do’s and don’ts. By taking these guidelines into account, you will be able to draft a CV that is more than just an informative overview of your career, but also a tool of persuasion to make you stand out from the crowd. This workshop will be run by Tom De Moor, who has a background in English linguistics and cultural management. He is the coordinator of Business & Academic Language Education at the University Language Centre and teaches a wide range of academic courses, such as “Applying for a postdoctoral job”.

Your PhD in a CV

30 min. - UCT - Tom De Moor

BAEKELAND 3 -2nd floor

Are you considering pursuing a career in Belgium after obtaining your PhD degree? Monika Geldhof (VDAB) will provide an answer to questions you are undoubtedly wrestling with: can I as a foreign national work in Flanders? What are my options? What are the requirements I need to meet? What is a European blue card? How to obtain a permission to work and how long is it valid for? What after expiry of this permission .... This workshop is an absolute must for foreign nationals who want to work in Flanders after obtaining their PhD degree.

Life after the (post)doc - legal approach to working in Belgium as a foreign national

1u - VDAB - Monika Geldhof
This session will offer participants comprehensive information on career opportunities at the EU institutions. It will include an overview of possibilities to work for the EU, the organisation and the various stages of the selection process, and practical tips for applicants. The speaker, Michiel Humblet, has been working at the European Commission for over six years, and before that also participated in the European Central Bank's Graduate Programme as well as the European Commission's traineeships programme.

A career at the EU institutions

1u - European Commission - Michiel Humblet

Research Opportunities in the USA

1u - B.A.E.F. - Marie-Claude Hayoit & Fulbright - Elisabeth Bloxam
Want to pitch your research to business people interested in your topic? Want to receive valuable and constructive feedback from the corporate world on your research ideas? The Innovation Café, an initiative by the Ghent University Doctoral Schools, the UGent PhD Community and VOKA, will help you to bring your research to the attention of the business world. Increase your chances in today’s job market by showcasing your presentation skills and discussing your research with companies and organisations. We happily welcome presentations in the broad fields of PHARMA & HEALTH – BIOTECH – IT/ICT – HR – INDUSTRY 4.0. Those selected to pitch, will receive a 1-day training to help deliver a more powerful presentation. Do not miss this unique opportunity. A heart welcome to all who want to join the round table discussions following the pitches.    

Innovation café

2u - Ghent University PhD Community & VOKA - REGISTRATION REQUIRED for those wanting to pitch! - Registratie link