Career management for postdocs

What

Are you unsure where your career is heading?

Are you trying to plan the next step in your career but you don’t know where to start?

Do you ask yourself what your career options are beyond academia?

Career planning is as vital to researchers as planning your research, publications, teaching …

The goal of  this course is to assist you in preparing and planning your future career options and gain a profound insight in your job opportunities. The focus is on career paths outside the academic world.

Topics covered:

  • Workshop 1: ‘What do I want in my professional life?' Career self-management
  • Workshop 2: ‘Who am I?’ Discovering my strengths, competences and personal skills and exploring the bridge to the labour market and job opportunities
  • Workshop 3: 'How do I successfully sell myself to future employers?' Applying to vacancies and preparing for job interviews

How

  • 3 half-day workshops + 1 individual session with a personal coach
  • Interactive group sessions
  • Individual (face-to-face and distant) coaching until 6 months after the course

For whom

Postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines (at all levels or years of postdoc experience).

We will make a selection of the enrolled candidates based on their written motivation statement (pre-circulated form).

Candidates showing the highest motivation and commitment will be invited for the course and coaching.

Priority is given to postdocs nearing the end of their employment at Ghent University.

Trainer

The Centre for Excellence in Career Management, Vlerick Business School works with academically experienced trainers:

  • Prof. Dirk Buyens (also Ghent University)
  • Veroniek De Schamphelaere

How to subscribe

You can enroll via Apollo. Information on how to register

Contact

Postdoc Talent Management - Career Development Office
dr. Jasmien Van Daele
postdoc@ugent.be
09 264 30 45