Interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers 2021

Block your diary and join us from Monday 29 March through to Wednesday 31 March 2021 (09:00-18:00) for thé career event of the year!

The cross-disciplinary Job Market for Young Researchers, co-organised by UGent, KU Leuven, VUB, UAntwerpen and UHasselt as part of the Afstudeerbeurs, provides a unique opportunity to meet online 80 (and counting) companies and organisations, collect valuable industry information, build networks, practice and sharpen interview techniques, receive helpful career advice, and so much more.

The Job Market for Young Researchers will be online as of Monday 29 March. Wednesday 31 March is reserved entirely and exclusively for PhD candidates and postdocs to connect with the labour market (including CV analysis, speed career coaching and a wide range of workshops)! In the immediate run-up to 31 March, however, several inspiring career-oriented activities will be offered. Stay tuned for further news!

Please visit the website of the Afstudeerbeurs for an overview of participating companies and organisations, further details and register as of Monday 1 February 2021!

CV analysis: free of charge, but please register

Simultaneous to the job market CV analysis is being offered on Wednesday 31 March. 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 VUB. Do not forget to upload your CV!

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 for Wednesday 31 March 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

Please check the preliminary programme here. It is but preliminary, and will be added to regularly. 

Prepare for the fair

Much like the workplace, the interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers provides opportunities first and foremost to those who are driven to succeed. In the run-up to the fair we will share useful tips and tricks about how to make the most of your online visit. 

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 online fair with (registered) participation in at least 2 other activities (CV analysis, speed career coaching).


Online - well before the event, you will receive an e-mail link through which you will be able to access the Hopin platform, on which the Job Market will be organised, and complete your profile.