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PhDs have the place of honor at the Franco-German Forum

Fabian Heuel, translation by Cynthia Schoch

Resume-writing workshops and advising, introduction to the job market, roundtable on recruitment and career perspectives... the Franco German ABG-UFA branch is going to bat for doctoral students and young PhDs at the "Franco-German Forum," European Recruitment and Student Fair. On November 14 and 15, 2008 at the Parc des Expositions in Strasbourg.

Organized following a UFA (Franco-German University) initiative, the 10th edition of the Franco-German Forum will, like every autumn, provide a platform for meetings between human resources managers, international company representatives, higher education program officers, graduates, PhD candidates and students.

The Franco-German ABG-UFA branch is scheduling a number of activities on this occasion in a concrete effort to help PhD students and young PhDs find a job.

The Franco German ABG-UFA branch stand (UFA Pavillon)
CV advising
ABG advisors will be on hand to discuss your CV and career plans. Don't hesitate to stop by and see us before approaching a recruiter!

Register with the résumé bank
File your resume with ABG free of charge directly on the stand and take advantage of the individual support offered by the Franco German ABG-UFA branch.

Information on UFA doctoral grants
UFA research department advisors will be glad to explain how to apply for financial aid.

CV & Co. workshops
The Franco-German ABG-UFA branch will lead a series of practical workshops on job-seeking and resume-writing techniques in France and in Germany. (Download the program).

The "Job Market and Outlook " conference
The scientific or corporate sector – what careers are open to PhDs in France and in Germany? Are there keys to being successful on the job market? What lessons are there to learn? On November 15, 2008 at 10 a.m., in room 5 - Weimar. (Download the program).

Roundtable on "PhDs in the Corporate World – Recruitment and Career Perspectives"
By invitation from the Franco German ABG-UFA branch, several human resources managers and PhDs from companies such as Renault, EADS, IBM, etc. will talk about the various and diverse careers accessible to young PhDs and will discuss the specificities of recruitment and development paths toward a corporate career. November 15, 2008 at 12:30 p.m., in room 5 - Weimar. (Download the program).

Practical information

Pavillon K & hall 21, Parc des Expositions du Wacken, Strasbourg

Opening hours :
- Friday, November 14, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Entrance to the fair is free of charge but space is limited – sign up now to be sure to be able to take part!