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Seeking a complementary assignment as an expert

[1 day]

What could be more instructive for a PhD candidate than to utilize his or her skills within the framework of a company, an association or a local authority? In recent years, complementary assignments in which they provide expertise have given doctoral candidates opportunities to round out their professional experience and discover other working environments. This training workshop aims to give doctoral candidates the tools they need to become proactive and effective in seeking such assignments.

Companies, research institutes, universities, foundations and other organizations: please contact us to schedule a training session on “Seeking a supplemental assignment as expert.”

Target audience:
PhD candidate -


  1. Understand how companies work and what they have at stake
  2. Identify target companies
  3. Identify your skills and compose a relevant offer of services
  4. Communicate effectively on your proposal of services


  1. Work on your own project
  2. Balance between conceptual content and practical exercises


1 day

Identifying targets and understanding their needs

  • The various types of organizations, how they work and what they have at stake
  • Tools for exploring a sector and identifying appropriate targets
  • The role of the network, how it works, and its unspoken rules

Composing a service proposal

  • Identifying your skills and aspirations
  • Composing your proposal of services

Communicating on your service proposal

  • Recommendations for verbal and non-verbal communication, the elevator pitch, interview techniques
  • How to approach potential clients and other key decision-makers

Defining your action plan  


NB: This training workshop is not appropriate for people seeking a university teaching assignment.

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