The program of this event is primarily designed to provide necessary professional training to prepare for a career in Belgium. The secondary motivation is to boost morale of PhD students continuing necessary research in times of COVID. This event consists of a series of weekly online webinars starting in the second week of April:
How can you make graphic displays that are accessible, clear, and easy to process? This webinar will focus on the most frequently used graphs for science communication, but all principles can be applied to complex data visualization.
These #stayinside times offer the perfect opportunity to develop your talents and plan your next career steps. How do you prepare for a job interview? What’s the influence of COVID-19 on this process? How do you handle telephone interviews and online tests? What can you expect of an assessment day? You might think that getting a job mostly depends on doing a good job interview, but there is so much more to it. Throughout the whole application process, employers will review your profile and assess your potential to build a clear picture of who you are and whether you fit the job.
During this webinar, myCareerCompanion will share useful tips and tricks to prepare for this process and help you land the job of your dreams. On top of that, you’ll receive more information about their career coaching platform: www.mycareercompanion.com.
The startup centers of KUL, UHasselt and IMEC will share their knowledge and explain what can be done for PhDs willing to start their own business.
PhD holders from UHasselt and KUL will share their experience on working in the energy market.
The goal is to discover your personal Thinking Profile and learn techniques to encourage creative thinking and collaboration by tackling challenges in a more structured and creative way. These sessions are aimed at familiarising the participants with the methodology of Creative Problem Solving (CPS). By means of interactive exercises and discussions in break-out rooms participants are introduced to the CPS techniques and practice its application so they acquire confidence to implement them.
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: