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PhDs, what do you get out of lockdown?

That's it, we're starting to see the end of the tunnel of this strange period. Many people think that it will have a profound impact on the way we work and consume, but also on our social and family relationships... And probably much more!

The videoconference job interview: the Devil is in the details!

 

The Covid-19 pandemic will not necessarily create a new world. However, it will most certainly provoke systemic changes in work organisation and managerial practices. One immediately thinks of the attitude of managers towards the telework of their employees, or the relevance of the open space, but recruitment practices will also change.

Funding excellent researchers for companies thanks to MSCA-IF European projects: feedback from Elvesys

Guilhem Velvé Casquillas holds a PhD in physics and is the founder (among others) of Elvesys Microfluidics Innovation Center, a company specialized in microfluidics. He agreed to answer our questions to share his experience of European projects, in particular the individual grants of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA-IF).

Rituals, how the Little Prince helps us to live well in confinement

For doctoral candidates, researchers, supervisors, team leaders and managers: the value of rituals to unite teams.

Over the last few days, our organization and our pace of life have been disrupted, we have lost some of our points of reference. Having quickly adapted to the new requirements, the challenge is to hold out over the long term.

After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities #2

After the success of its 1st edition, a new After Doc' was organized in Paris on February 12, 2019.

It allowed almost 50 participants, PhD candidates and holders, to discover the careers of four speakers - who hold a PhD in social sciences and humanities  or hire and work with them in the private sector - and to exchange with them during an informal networking session.

Here are some highlights from this event.

After Doc Management Sciences 21/11/19

After the After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities series, ABG and its partners FNEGE and CGE, organized the first After Doc' in Management Sciences, in Paris on 21 November 2019.

It enabled participants, doctoral students and professionals to discover the career paths of 4 PhDs in Management Sciences, working in the private sector, but also to exchange with them during the network evening.

A successful networking event that we summarize below in tweets, pictures and interviews...

[Video] The skills needed in a professional environment

On the occasion of the 2019 Professional Pitch Contest #CPP19, members of the jury constituted of executives and business leaders share their experience on the question of skills. You will find in this video their views on recruitment, professional development or doctoral training.

Recruiter's interview : Jean-Paul KOVALESKY, CEO of Vibratec

Vibratec carries out diagnoses, or provides conception services for manufacturers. This SME, which specialises in the dynamics of structures and acoustic and vibration phenomena, also has the particularity of employing doctors (PhDs). ABG had a discussion with its CEO, Jean-paul Kovalesky, and is now pleased to share it with you.

Recruiter's interview : ABG meets Joël Richard [Head of pharmaceutical operations at Medincell

ABG met Joel RICHARD, head of technical and pharmaceutical operations at Medincell, and had a conversation about the relationship between PhDs and companies. They brushed up on several topics : their place in a company, their skills, companies expectations, collaboration with academic labs, and of course... advice !

PhD story: Marjorie Meunier, from anthropologist to entrepreneur

As a daughter of fairground workers, amongst whom higher education graduates are not that common, Marjorie Meunier has led a very unusual career path. She evolved from a PhD in anthropology to business consulting. In this article, she shares with us her journey that led her to create her own company.

Your professional background: the story of which you are the hero

Author: Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

You may be familiar with these particular books in which the writer allows you to choose how the journey continues for the main character. Professional life is also a book full of adventures in which you are the hero.

The job of playground manager at the Grenoble business school

Playground manager in a business school: an original and unusual job description. Isabelle Patroix, PhD in litterature, holds this position at the Grenoble business school.
In this interview, she takes the time to answer our questions, to tell us - with enthusiasm! - about her job, her career and her background and to give some advice to PhD candidates and Phds.  

L'état de l'emploi scientifique en France-Édition 2018

L’État de l’emploi scientifique 2018 correspond à une publication statistique biennale. Il rassemble des études et statistiques permettant d'éclairer les différents domaines d'activité des personnels qui relèvent de l'emploi scientifique en France. Il couvre à la fois la recherche menée dans les organismes et les établissements d'enseignement supérieur et celle réalisée en entreprise.

Régis Quélavoine, Director of Operations at European Patent Office, second largest European institution and major employer of PhDs

Régis Quélavoine, PhD in computer science and Director of Operations in Mobility and Mechatronics at the European Patent Office (EPO) answered our questions during the 2018 edition of the Crossborder Postdoctoriales organized in Luxembourg last December. In this interview, he presented the job opportunities at the EPO and gave advice for PhDs wishing to pursue a career outside public research.

From research in the public sector to consultancy in the private sector, there is only one step

Interview by Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

Resigning from a permanent position in a research institute to land in a company: you consider that as a crazy move? Not at all, as explains Sébastien Rochette, PhD : "leaving academia is not a failure". As long as it is what you really want.

Networking or Not Working, it's up to you!

Hervé Bommelaer is an outplacement consultant at Enjeux Dirigeants. For many years, he has been assisting senior executives in their professional repositioning.

 

He is the author of seven books on networking, including “Trouver le bon job grâce au Réseau (Finding the right job through networking)” and “Recherche d’emploi - conseils des pros (Job Search – Advice from Professionals)” (Eyrolles).

The InnovDoc initiative by the University of Grenoble Alpes: from a PhD to working for a company

Interview by Ouissame Benfaida (communication) and Bérénice Kimpe (Head of International Department)

InnovDoc is a company made up of a team of doctoral students from the Grenoble Alpes University Community willing to have a corporate experience near the end of their doctorate. The long term gaol : bringing companies and research closer together by missionning doctoral candidates as experts in companies.

Read more on this initiative, as well as of the InnovDoctors, who benefited from the iniitiative...

After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities #2

After the success of its 1st edition, a new After Doc' was organized in Paris on February 12, 2019.

It allowed almost 50 participants, PhD candidates and holders, to discover the careers of four speakers - who hold a PhD in social sciences and humanities  or hire and work with them in the private sector - and to exchange with them during an informal networking session.

Here are some highlights from this event.

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