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PREPARE YOUR INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY AND CAREER

CONTENT

Up to 30% of PhDs have been employed abroad. Getting a better understanding of departure and return facilitates effective employment. Work experience abroad can be a real asset for recruiters if it is part of a coherent career plan. This interactive course offers you the opportunity to:

  • Understand the state of the international job market
  • Prepare for geographic mobility
  • Understand the recruitment processes

The workshop, given by Laurence Theunis (ADOC Talent Management), focuses on 3 parts:

UNIT 1: DISCOVER THE PHD JOB MARKET ABROAD

  • Learn about the geographical areas that employ the most PhD's
  • Understand the rate of PhD employment in international business sectors (including postdoc contracts)
  • Discover the paths of PhD's who have successfully found international careers
  • Understand salary levels in different geographical areas

UNIT 2: PREPARE TO TRAVEL TO A NEW JOB

  • Discover international recruiting structures
  • Learn and understand the different recruitment approaches in different geographical areas
  • Discover international application requirements (CV, supporting letters, etc.)

UNIT 3: PREPARE TO RETURN

  • Anchor your international mobility within the longer-term structure of your professional plans
  • Prepare your return: maintain your networks, etc.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to...

  • anticipate the pursuit of a career abroad,
  • use a decision-making methodology to make choices,
  • develop a relevant methodology to implement an international mobility project,
  • develop relevant communication aligned with their mobility plan.

Competences

An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • personal effectiveness:
    • self-development
    • initiative
  • academic research competences:
    • valorisation
  • interpersonal competences:
    • oral communication
    • collaboration


PRACTICALITIES

For whom?

  • PhD students and postdocs 
  • 14 places available

When and where?

  • October 6, 2021, 9:30-17:00
  • campus Hasselt, Old Prison, green room (OG-B1.1Gr)

Registration?

  • Registration is closed since September 8, 2021.    
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH: category 'career management & personal development' - session aimed at career management
  • DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - one transferable skills course
  • DS ST: category 'career & personal development' - course about career & personal development, OR category 'internationalisation & global citizenship' - info session about (funding) possibilities to perform research abroad (if you prefer the latter, please send an email to doctoralschools@uhasselt.be)