Transferable Skills - 2014

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Program - 2014

On transferable skills

What are transferable skills?

"Transferable skills are the skills you've gathered through various jobs, volunteer work, hobbies, sports, or other life experiences that can be used in your next job or new career. In addition to being useful to career changers, transferable skills are also important to those who are facing a layoff, new graduates who are looking for their first jobs, and to those re-entering the workforce after an extended absence."

This is just one of the many definitions used to describe transferable skills. Essential is the fact that we are talking about skills, not the purely scientific knowledge you gathered during your academic education. In a scientific setting these skills encompass the skill

  • to present yourself in a convincing manner,
  • to convey an idea instead of purely facts and figures,
  • to get work done in a limited time frame and with limited (financial) means,
  • to motivate employees,
  • of knowing how to file for a patent,
  • of knowing how to draw up a contract,
  • ...

For some people these skills come more naturally then for others, but to a large extent they can be trained.

Why are transferable skills so important?

Imagine you just graduated as a scientist and are looking for your first job. You apply for a job as a research associate in a R&D division of a company and are invited for the job interview. To your surprise you discover an old school friend is applying for the same job. You both have the same qualifications. What will make the difference? Who will get the job?

Being able to demonstrate your transferable skills will increase your chances to obtain a job and will help you to perform better on the job once you get it.

Target audience

These workshops are aimed at master students, doctoral students and young employees in all scientific branches, who want to develop their skills further and thus strengthen their chances on the job market:

  • Natural sciences
  • (Bio)medical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • (Bioscience) Engineering
  • ...

Doctoral Schools

Module 2 and Module 3 can be incorporated in a UGent doctoral training program and are eligible for a refund by your Doctoral School under certain conditions.

Please note: initial payment stays with ICES. Only upon taking part in the workshops a refund will be made by your Doctoral School.

Module 2 'Project Management'

This course counts as one transferable skills seminar (cluster Career Management).

Conditions:

  • You haven't taken any other courses on Project Management organized by your DS.
  • You haven't taken any other courses that fall in this cluster organized by entities other than your Doctoral School.

Module 3 'Your Research and Legal Rights: IP, contracts, copyright, a.s.o.'

This course counts as one transferable skills seminar (cluster Research and Valorization).

Conditions:

  • You haven't taken any other courses that fall in this cluster organized by entities other than your Doctoral School.

Practical information

Venue

All sessions take place in Lecture Room V2 on the second floor of building S9, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Ghent

Dates & Times

All workshops start at 6 pm sharp and end at 9.15 pm.

Module Dates
Module 1 'Communication & Presentation Techniques' Monday April 28, 2014
Module 2 'Project Management' Tuesday May 6 and Thursday May 8, 2014
Module 3 'Your Research & Legal Rights: IP, contracts, a.s.o.' Tuesday May 13 and Thursday May 15, 2014


Fees and Registration

Module
Fee
Module 1 'Communication & Presentation Techniques' 10 EUR
Module 2 'Project Management'
80 EUR
Module 3 'Your Research & Legal Rights: IP, contracts, copyright, a.s.o.' 80 EUR

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