PhD Career Hub

Important update

The PhD Career Hub has transitioned to Ufora. Follow this link to access the learning track.

What we offer

The PhD Career Hub portal is designed to support PhDs and postdoc researchers in preparing their next career step. We provide information on academic careers and careers beyond academia. The platform also contains guidance for entrepreneurial researchers who are looking to bring their research to the market.

PhD Career Hub intro visualThe portal offers you step-by-step directions to guide you in your journey:

  • Explore yourself. The first part is devoted to exploring who you are. Only when you have a good idea about your own strengths, motivations and values can you start exploring the job market and finding a suitable job. These insights will be your primary directions to navigate the job market.
  • Explore what’s out there. The second step is to discover career options in academia and beyond that fit your professional self-understanding. Take the time to scope out various career opportunities, find out more about what a particular job entails and what different company cultures are out there. This will open up opportunities and help you explore the job market with confidence.
  • Focus. The third step is all about setting a goal and focusing on how to get there. This encompasses learning and development, broadening your professional network and showcasing your talents. Your actions in this stage will set you up for success when the time comes to start applying for your next role
  • Action. The work you've done so far will help you present yourself to potential employers and shine at every stage of the application process. Step four deals with applying for jobs, including writing your CV and cover letter and preparing for the job interview.

Where to start?

The career cycle is divided into four steps that logically build on one another, but can also be explored separately. It's a good idea to start by exploring yourself before turning to the other steps. Click any of the four steps to get started.

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International researchers

Are you nearing the completion of your research and are you thinking about staying and working in Belgium? Read about the different rules apply depending on your nationality and the type of contract you have.

Contact us

You can reach us by e-mail.