"Unleash Your Potential with Arnoud Raskin"

Pictures of this inspirational session (Beeldbank UGent, by Hilde Christiaens)

More than 80% of the postdocs pursue their career outside academia. But how can you make your postdoc position a bridge of success between your academic background and your non-academic future career life? How can you turn this challenge into an opportunity? And what does that teach you about the way in which to implement your postdoc now?

We invite you to 'Unleash Your Potential with Arnoud Raskin'.

  • Who? Arnoud Raskin is a trailblazing development worker and an internationally recognized social entrepreneur who is well-known for his mobile school model. He has won several prizes for his work. His first project, a Mobile School for street children in Latin America, received ample media coverage in Flanders, and is now active on all continents. Building on this experience, he founded Streetwize, which is inspired by the experiences of street children and people working with them to help others to reinvent themselves in today's fast-changing and competitive world and create positive impact. He believes in everyone's potential, and brings together people to learn from each other. Arnoud will challenge us, Ghent University postdocs, to reinvent ourselves for a job outside academia. 
  • What? Introduction, 90' keynote lecture, sandwich lunch with network opportunity.
  • When? Tuesday 24 May 2016, 10-13h (including lunch).
  • Where? "Zebrastraat – New Zebra" (directions here), room Ned Kahn (entrance via Gustaaf Callierlaan, 9000 Gent).

Take this chance to unleash your potential and enter in discussion with Arnoud and your fellow postdocs about career options outside academia!

Sandwiches and drinks will be offered by the Ghent University Postdoc Community, and there is ample opportunity to meet and talk to other postdocs.