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What opportunities after my PhD?

[3 days]

This workshop helps PhD candidates synthesize their experience and gives them the necessary tools to prepare their future. Over the three days, they will assess their career plans, learn how to promote their skills, and build their network through meetings with professionals already working.

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Companies, research institutes, universities, foundations and other organizations: please contact us to schedule a session of the seminar, “What opportunities will I find after my PhD?”

Target audience:
PhD candidate -

Goals

  1. Explore career alternatives to public-funded research
  2. Assess and communicate about your career plan
  3. Identify and promote your skills
  4. Learn how to develop a pitch to introduce yourself

Benefits

  1. Hear about the experiences of PhD-holders working outside of academic research
  2. Meet with business leaders who are recruiting PhD-holders
  3. Test your pitch and receive personal advice
  4. Take advantage of the dynamics of a complete seminar: alternation of practical drills, self-analysis, round tables, seminars and situational training exercises

Program

A 3-day seminar with a capacity of 25 trainees

Before the seminar

Participants are invited to prepare a poster on the theme, “My story, my aspirations”

Day 1

  • Meet & greet, introduction
  • Panorama of the job market for PhD-holders
  • Poster session: telling my story
  • Career plan, skills and job search strategy – Concepts, methods and practical drills (Part 1)

Day 2

  • Career plan, skills and job search strategy – Concepts, methods and practical drills (Part 2)
  • Building, maintaining and using my network
  • Round table – Testimonials from PhD-holders in the corporate world, leaders and founders of companies representative of the job market in participants’ fields

Day 3

  • Preparation of a pitch for network meetings – Situational training exercises
  • Round table – Testimonials from PhD-holders in the corporate world, leaders and founders of companies representative of the job market in participants’ fields

Testimonies

“The seminar was a total success! Before attending it, my ideas were only vague; I thought I was only capable of doing mathematical demonstrations. Now I can see more clearly.”
“Before the seminar, we would have been willing to take just any job, we had to find something. Now, we know that we will be able to do what we want to do!”
“It contributed to my personal empowerment.”
“It was a wonderful experience! Thank you for these three days.”

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