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Discovering the corporate world and the jobs open to PhD-holders

[0.5 day]

PhD-holders seeking to develop their careers outside of academic research tend to first explore opportunities offered by large industrial corporations. Yet many other types of organizations also constitute major sources of jobs for PhD-holders. Learning about the wide range of organizations available and the characteristics of the job market is a key step in defining one’s career plan and orienting one’s job search.

Companies, research institutes, universities, foundations and other organizations: please contact us to schedule your session.

Target audience:
PhD-holder -
PhD candidate -
Master or engineering degree holder/candidate -


  1. Understand what businesses have at stake and what they expect from PhD-holders
  2. Discover new career avenues
  3. Gain autonomy in exploring the job market


  1. Personalized work in small groups with sharing of experiences
  2. Novel tools for exploring the less-known side of the job market, useful throughout your career
  3. Several different workshops can be combined to build a tailor-made training program


One half-day for groups of about 10 trainees

Methods and concepts to take away:

  • Characteristics of the job market
  • Characteristics of companies and what they have at stake: organization, culture, values, role of innovation 
  • Corporate jobs for PhD-holders: R&D positions, other jobs, career development
  • Methods and tools for gaining more knowledge of companies and jobs


“A highly instructive presentation. The discussions between trainees and trainer were very interesting.”
“The trainer was very interactive and attentive to everyone’s questions. Sufficient time was allotted to cover all the aspects thoroughly.”
“I view the information delivered during this workshop as fundamental. All PhD-holders should have the means to make informed career choices. Thank you very much for everything you are doing to make this possible.”
“I truly enjoyed this workshop, particularly the time spent learning about possible jobs, which is a good way to get an idea of the opportunities and discover great options.”

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