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Doctoral School for Health & Life Sciences

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Do you find yourself at conferences drinking coffee alone or only with your own colleagues? Do you seem to miss every chance to network? Do you have the feeling you can’t keep the conversation going or can’t even start it in the first place? You never set yourself conference goals? And, you have no clue how to navigate social media as a scientists? No matter if you answer one of those questions with a clear “yes” or you simply have the feeling that you could perfect your self-marketing skills, then this seminar might be just right for you!

From the first impression you leave, the conversation that follows to a successful or friendly follow-up, and your online profile… we will cover it during this seminar.

This is an interactive course with role-playing, exercises, filming and real-life examples. There is a special emphasis on communication, networking and body language, social media networks and how to make your colleagues and superiors aware of your qualities.

Note: the section “navigating social media as a scientist” requires a laptop. If this is not possible, please contact Stefanie Kerkhofs (stefanie.kerkhofs@uhasselt.be)

The trainers of this workshop are Dr Karin Bodewits & Peter Kronenberg (naturalscience.careers)

For Whom?

  • PhD students and postdoctoral researchers


  • September 24-25, 2018 - 09:00-17:00


  • campus Hasselt, Faculty of Law, room FR 0.01


  • Registration is closed since September 3, 2018
  • Max. 12 participants

Acknowledged as?

  • DS MLS:  category transferable skills - one compulsory elective course