“Expanding Opportunities”

PhDs get to grips with their international career development

Target Audience: Maximum of 12 PhD students or Post-Docs. The workshop series is delivered at university premises.

Deliverables: After 3 workshop sessions participants will have their own action plan for career development. But more importantly, they will be able to act on that action plan and take their career towards the next level, either within academia or beyond.

Duration: One full day, (9:30am-4:30pm), followed by two afternoons (1pm-5pm).

Price: 3050,- Euro (ex. VAT, travel & accommodation expenses, if applicable).

“Looking for work in the Netherlands”

Aimed at international PhDs in the Netherlands who would like to explore their career possibilities in the Netherlands.

Target Audience: Maximum of 12 international PhD students or Post-Docs. The workshop is delivered at university premises.

Deliverables: After a full day workshop session participants are expected to understand more about the Dutch labour market as well as the cultural differences in application procedures. It will give international PhD students a better picture of what to expect and how to move forward with their career in the Netherlands.

Duration: One full day, (9:30am-4:30pm).

Price: 1300,- Euro (ex. VAT, travel & accommodation expenses, if applicable).

Details & Dates

Next events:

  • 22 June 2017 – TU Delft
  • 19 October 2017 – Radboud University
  • 26 October 2017 – Radboud University
  • 02 November 2017 – Radboud University

Interested in this workshop? For further information please contact Nannette Ripmeester:
+31 (0)10 477 68 16


Participant Quote:

As a last-year PhD student, I participated on the course “What about your career?” at my university organized by the Expertise in Labour Mobility (ELM). I truly recommend this course to those PhD students who are in the second half of their project and have already started thinking about their next step after the PhD. The course is especially helpful for those PhD candidates who want to consider to work options outside academia.

Through various self-reflective exercises, it has become much clearer for me what my career expectations and priorities in life are, which I’m sure enable me to select my next job more consciously.

Before the course I felt lost about how to start the job hunting. Now I know where and how to start looking for a new job (e.g., which websites, career events etc. to check, how to ‘sell’ my work experience on the job market). In short, the course was very well structured. I simply feel equipped with all the knowledge I need to find a new job that suits me. I am much more optimistic than before the course that I will be successful with my job application(s). Thanks! :-)