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“Assisting PhDs” Seminar

ABG organised a residential seminar on PhD advising on September 13 and 14, 2010 at the CIEP- (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques) in Sevres. The seminar targeted its network of advisors.

23 participants accepted the invitation from ABG’s Training and Employment services.

The programme included CV analysis workshops led by two recruitment specialists (AREVA and Hudson International) and the presentation of ABG’s new Web 2.0 platform. It also included presentations on facts and thoughts on the evolution of the employment market for executive level scientists, strategy for creating personalised career plans and decoding job offers (ML Drakakides, ENAKIN Conseil).

Day 2 concluded with a presentation of the “Techniques for PhD Job hunting” pack, drawn up by ABG’s Employment service.
These two days enabled participants to examine questions of method, as well as practical aspects of the advisors’ job. Colleagues with varied levels of experience were able to meet and talk to each other and the ABG representatives in a friendly and lively manner. The participation of experienced outside speakers was very much appreciated, as was the chance for participants to strengthen their ties with a network that shares the same goals and questions.
Those invited were able to measure the degree of personal commitment and the expectations of the group of participants.

The responses and reactions gathered from the evaluation questionnaires confirm a need to set up further meetings and discussion groups between advisor network members and recruitment professionals.

This seminar that was announced back in March will therefore be extended over the coming months, with further meetings to be held in Paris or regional cities.

To find out more about the “Assisting PhDs” seminars:
Catherine Gayda