Other Events

This page lists the latest special events (mostly commercial) that people asked us to promote.

External Event Promotions
November 6, 2017Career Opportunities / Events (External)For those of you who would like a nice trip to Leuven: Dear PhD student, Are you about to defend your PhD or have you recently defended your PhD? Are you wondering what your possibilities are with a PhD certificate outside of academia? Then the Job Fair organized by the PhD Society of Leuven might be just for you! The PhD Job Fair is the meeting point between PhD job seekers and companies. At the fair, there will be companies and organizations from different sectors, looking for young and talented individuals like you. This year’s edition is titled ‘Breaking walls, building stories’: getting over the wall between academia and industry can seem a daunting task. If we want to convince companies of the capabilities of PhD researchers, we have to break down this wall and build bridges instead.   New to this year’s Job Fair is the CV contest. Your task? Select a company of your choosing and draft a CV to promote yourself specifically for this company and/or function. Your CV will be judged for its creativity, relevance and completeness. The best CVs will be portrayed during the PhD Job Fair on the wall of fame, increasing you visibility for the present recruiters. We also offer an exciting reward for the winning CV! Submit your entry before November 30, 2017 by clicking here. Interested? Come meet your future employer on 5 December 2017 at University Hall, Naamsestraat 22, Leuven between 10h-16h. Please register beforehand on www.phdsociety.be, so we know how many of you we can expect. Hope to see you all there! PhD Society [...] Read more...
September 27, 2017Career Opportunities / Commercial / Events (External)On Thursday 9 November, PCDI organises the Masterclass Strategy Consulting  together with Gupta Strategists, a small consultancy operating for the Health Sector. During the full-day programme you learn the ins and outs of what it is like to work as a consultant in Health Care. PhD graduates who work as Gupta strategists share their experiences (PhD’s with different background). Together you work on a business case indicative of the kind of challenges they tackle in their work. The day ends with a dinner, the location is Utrecht. Spoken language is Dutch. Are you curious to find out what it’s like to work as a strategy consultant? And would you like to know if you have what it takes to flourish in a consultancy environment? Do not miss the opportunity and register before 12 October. Please note that participation in the Gupta Strategists Masterclass is free of charge, but limited to 20 persons. For more information, please consult our website or the attached flyer. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly via 030-2723221 or info@pcdi.nl The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) is an organisation with a societal mission. Our aim is to stimulate the broad professional and career development of early career researchers who (are about to) have a PhD in order to get the most out of their potential; to make use of their talent to contribute to science, society and the knowledge economy. PCDI works together with PNN. More information about PCDI and other PCDI activities, you will find at the website www.pcdi.nl   Detailed Information What A masterclass to learn the ins and outs of working at Gupta Strategists as a strategy consultant (in Dutch) Who Postdocs and final stage PhD students with strong interest in consultancy and health When 9 November, starting at 9.30 am,  we will end the day with a diner with all participants Where Villa Jongerius, Utrecht Costs  Free of charge Requirements (Full) professional to native / bilingual proficiency in Dutch (IRL level 3 – 5). Read the Guidelines for Application.   Background Not very relevant; from biomedical sciences, health & neurology to applied mathematics, finance, economics, chemical engineering and physics Application Via PCDI’s registration website before 12 October. [...] Read more...
August 19, 2016Career Opportunities / Events (External)Are you ambitious, smart and creative? An independent worker with strong analytical skills? And a professional who can be resolute and adaptable at the same time and knows how to prioritise? Chances are that you have been able to answer most, if not all, of these questions with ‘yes’. Did you know that these skills already meet half of the requirements to start a career as a strategy consultant? Have you ever considered working in this sector? Consultants are hired to solve complex challenges for their clients. They give objective advice using their strong analytical skills. This is exactly the kind of professional challenge that matches the PhD profile! Not your scientific experience is needed for this job, but your all-round PhD skills. Read more. But what is it actually like to work as a strategy consultant? And would you feel at home in the environment that consultants operate in? You would probably like to find out more before taking the step to send in an application. Then this is your chance: to support you to discover whether there is a consultant in you, PCDI has jointly set up a masterclass with Gupta Strategists, especially for the PCDI network! Gupta Strategists is a small strategy consulting firm operating in the Health Sector. From the challenges health care institutions and providers face to assignments for private investment companies, working at Gupta Strategists means making a relevant contribution to a sector with a high societal impact. Do you think working as a consultant matches your ambition? And would you like to find out more about what it is like to work for Gupta Strategists? Then make sure not to miss the opportunity to get invited to the dedicated event we are organising on Saturday 22 October 2016! Take note: the Gupta Strategists Masterclass not only enables you to gain unique insights into working in consultancy for the Health Sector, it is also an excellent occasion for Gupta to meet potential strategists! For more information about the professional challenges Gupta Strategists offers PhD graduates visit the Gupta Strategists page on the PCDI website. [...] Read more...

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