Job Market for Young Researchers 2020

Cluster

Career management

Job Market for Young Researchers 2020

Block your diary and join us on Tuesday 31 March 2020 (Gent ICC (International Convention Center), 12pm-6pm) for thé career event of the year!
The Ghent University Doctoral Schools again organise as part of the Afstudeerbeurs a Job Market for Young Researchers exclusively targeted at doctoral candidates and postdocs. This cross-disciplinary career fair provides a unique opportunity to meet in a single afternoon 85 (and counting) companies and organisations in person, collect valuable industry and company information, build networks, practice and sharpen interview techniques, receive valuable career advice, and so much more.
Please visit the website of the Afstudeerbeurs for further details and register as of 3 February 2020!

List of companies and organisations recruiting among doctoral degree holders

The companies interested in hiring, and networking with, PhD candidates and PhD degree holders can be found here.
Additionally, programme managers and advisers of – amongst others – FWO, BAEF & Fulbright will shed important light on a wide array of academic opportunities for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows.

CV analysis: free of charge, but please register

Simultaneous to the job market CV analysis is being offered. Unfortunately places are limited, so do not postpone booking your 20-minute face-to-face consultation with an expert. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!
Having received confirmation upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and arrange a CV analysis by careers advisors from – amongst others – Ghent University, Ghent University TechTransfer, VDAB, and UCT. Do not forget to upload your CV and make sure to bring a paper copy of your CV to the job fair!

Personalised career coaching: do not miss it!

Do you need help identifying your skills set and selling it? Are you doubting your career direction? Do you not know how to competitively market yourself? Ask one of our career coaches! Book a 20 minute face-to-face talk and discuss your most urgent career question. Having received confirmation upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and book your consultation appointment. Do not forget to upload your career question!

Workshops & info sessions

Check out the preliminary labour market information sessions and job application workshops for young researchers, to be organised on the 2nd floor of the ICC, here.

Prepare for the fair

Much like the workplace, the Job Market for Young Researchers provides opportunities first and foremost to those who are driven to succeed. Check out our multi-step plan!

Recognition as transferable skills seminar

Doctoral candidates who would like to have their job fair attendance recognised as a transferable skills seminar (cluster ‘career management’), are expected to combine their visit to the fair with (registered) participation in at least 2 other activities (workshops, CV analysis, speed career coaching).
Doctoral students visiting the job fair on 31 March, should register with, and pick up further information from, the Doctoral Schools booth which will be set up on the 2nd floor of the ICC.

Venue

Gent ICC (International Convention Center), Van Rysselberghedreef 2 (Citadelpark), B-9000 Gent

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