From PhD to Job Market: Marketing the PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences
More doctoral degree holders are working outside academia than ever before, yet many doctoral students fear the transition to the wider-world of work as they remain unaware of the various career options available to them.
The fifth edition of the From PhD to Job Market, targeted exclusively at doctoral students from the Humanities and Social Sciences, is designed to help demystify the non-academic job search process and create a unique professional and social forum for discussion of different career paths, job market strategies and tactics.
The From PhD to Job Market, jointly organized by the Ghent University Doctoral Schools, the Central PhD Office of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Antwerp Doctoral School, takes place at Ghent on Friday 21 September 2012. The full programme overview is now available.
Places are limited! Do not miss your chance to join us for this cutting edge doctoral conference!
Members of the Doctoral Schools of Arts, Humanities and Law, and Social and Behavioural Sciences (UGent), of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (VUB), and of the Antwerp Doctoral School (UA; cluster humanities and social sciences)
Plenary lectures, PechaKucha and workshops
21 September 2012
- Morning session & networking lunch: Kinepolis Gent, Ter Platen 12, 9000 Gent (map)
- Workshops: Geuzenhuis, Kantienberg 9, 9000 Gent (map)
|9:30-9:45||Welcome address by Prof Dr Luc Moens, vice-rector (UGent)
Artistic intervention by Dr Jerry Galle & the Poetic Machine (teaser)
|9:45-10:30||Keynote lecture by Dr Anaïs Saint-Jude (Stanford U / BiblioTech)
"From Goethe to Google: Reframing the Humanities and Social Sciences degree for the 21st Century" (slides)
Comments by respondent Pascal Cools (Flanders DC/ slides)
|11:00-12:00||Pecha Kucha session
Chair: Prof Dr Jean Paul Van Bendegem (VUB / UGent)
|12:00-12:45||'The Power of a Network' by Jan Vermeiren (Networking Coach / slides)
|12:45-14:15||Lunch & Networking exercise
Number of participants
Credits (doctoral training programme 60 ECTS)
1 (only for UGent students; students from VUB and UA are advised to contact their local Doctoral School coordinator)
Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)
Full participation (plenary session in the morning, workshop in the afternoon)
Some workshops involve assignments
Online registration (only for PhD students from UGent, VUB and UA) will be open Friday 6 July 2012 at 9:00am.
Free of charge for PhD students from UGent, VUB and UA