Wednesday, March 3rd, 2020 to Thursday, March 4th, 2020 Downtown area

Define your career path

Target audience

R1-R2 - PhD candidates of all disciplines


Laurence THEUNIS
Recruiter, JobCoach & Trainer for PhDs
Adoc Talent Management


  • Unit 1: identify the diversity of careers
    Understand the labour market for phds and research personnel
  • Unit 2: become aware of and define your skills
    Analyse your experiences to identify skills developed (knowledge, know-how, personal qualities)
  • Unit 3: define your preferences
    Know yourself to decipher your sources of motivation, your operational mode and your natural role
  • Unit 4: define your professional options
    Define your priorities in terms of skills, preferences and motivations and deducing your professional profile
  • Unit 5: finalise the definition of your professional project
    Define your action plan to finalize your professional project and to launch your job search in order to realize it


A long term professional project needs to take into account participants’ skills, preferences and the labour market. It must be both personal and realistic. Therefore, participants have to think about what they can do, what they want to do and what are the recruiters’ needs.

The objective of this 2-day seminar are to :

  • Explore the PhDs’ career options (in and out of academy)
  • Start designing a long-term professional project matching your expectations

Developed skills

Become aware of the variety of professional opportunities for PhDs/be able to do a self-assessment (skills, personal traits, values, interests, etc.) to determine your ingredients/ be able to define an action plan and launch efficient job search

Practical information

Date : Tuesday, March 3rd to Thursday, March 4th, 2020 - 9:30-17:00
Location : Downtown area; the exact location will be communicated upon confirmation of registration
Language : English
Maximum number of participants : 15

Registration request

Before February 18th, 2020, via the online form.  Registrations will be confirmed by eMail.


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