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In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that you have an online presence that looks professional and can be used for networking purposes. LinkedIn is, by far, the most popular social media platform used by professionals in the workforce, as well as recruiters looking to fill open positions. It hosts millions of personal and company profiles and features a robust job board with sophisticated search filters. These days, having an updated LinkedIn profile might just be as important as having an updated CV. As a young researcher, it might just lead you to the right type of exposure that you need in order to promote your research and receive interesting networking opportunities!
Please join us for a LinkedIn workshop where you will get the ins and outs of what a robust LinkedIn profile looks like and how to navigate effectively through the complex world of making connections, joining groups, posting, publishing and other strategies that might help you as a young researcher to optimize your profile, connect with fellow researchers and professionalise your online presence.
All young researchers, not matter whether they are a postdoc or an early career professional.
Masuma Shahid (LL.M) is a lecturer in EU Law and a PhD-candidate in LGBT-rights at the department of International and European Union Law of the Erasmus School of Law. In her spare time, she regularly gives LinkedIn workshops to students and academics at various universities and colleges in the Netherlands.
This workshop has been cancelled for YouR Career Day 2018. Those interested will be given to opportunity to follow this workshop at a later date separately from this event.
Because of the enormous growth of scholarly communication channels, it’s becoming more difficult to identify which papers belong to a given scientific author. Common names, errors and people who change their name when they get married or divorced add to the confusion. A personal number helps scientists to stay on top of their professional activities and ensure that their work will be recognized.
In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how you can distinguish yourself from every other researcher by using author identifiers and profiles such as ORCID, ResearcherID and Google Scholar Author Profile. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop for this practical workshop!
After his workshop you:
• Are aware of the problems with author names and your own name
• Know how author identifiers and profiles help solve these problems
• Have created (or updated) your own author identifiers and profiles
PhD’s (also when you haven’t published yet)
Gusta Drenthe and Judith Gulpers – Erasmus University Library
Open Access (OA) increases the findability, visibility and use of academic research results. More and more funders of research demand sharing the results with no costs for the reader. It is Erasmus University’s policy that all EUR scientific output should be published in Open Access. In 2019 the EUR policy should be in effect. This workshop will get you prepared for OA.
After attending this workshop you will have a better view on the benefits of publishing in Open Access for you as a researcher. You will understand why Open Access is a broad international academic movement that seeks free and open online access to academic publications. The workshop will offer you the tools to publish in Open Access and demonstrate the possibilities to do so. After this workshop you know how to boost your career via Open Access.
Hans Brandhorst, Gert Goris and Leonidas Pakos
The workshop focuses on writing knowledge utilisation paragraphs for NWO applications. The insights gained by participants can also be used for other funders who request comparable paragraphs or can be used outside the context of a scholarship application, such as the valorisation/social impact of ongoing PhD research.
1.will understand what the concept ‘knowledge utilisation’ entails;
2.will be able to design a knowledge utilisation paragraph for an NWO application.
PhD’s and postdocs
Dr Stefan de Jong is owner of ‘Engaging Scientists’. He also works as NOW Rubicon post-doc researcher for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at the University of Manchester. As research fellow he is also associated with the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. Stefan is researching the valorisation of scientific research.
The workshop focuses on the general approach to writing grant applications. This approach can be used to apply for such grants as a Rubicon or Veni grant at NWO, a Marie Curie Fellowship at the European Commission or an ERC Starting Grant at the ERC. These are the principal funders and researchers generally have the most difficulty with grant applications for these funders. However, participants will gain insights that are also applicable to applications for grants from other funders. There will be less focus on knowledge utilisation, as a separate workshop is being held on this.
PhDs and postdocs
Participants should prepare an English abstract of/design for a research proposal. This abstract should be no more than 1 A4 page. Participants should take a printed copy of this proposal with them to the workshop, or have it available on a device.
“I read in your curriculum that you are creative. Can you give me an example?”
When you go to job interviews or network meetings, you will frequently be asked about your strengths and qualities. 150 word pitches are short (150 words take about a minute), very focused stories that will help you in those interviews and show who you are, what you are capable of and how you work.
150 word pitches are a very concrete tool to make sure that you come prepared!
You will walk away from this workshop with your first 150 word pitch on one of your core qualities. You will get a good structure to write more 150 word pitches yourself and you will know what makes a good pitch! You will have presented your first pitch and you will get feedback from the trainer and the other participants.
If you want to get the tools to present your qualities in a clear and focused way, then this workshop is for you.
Dominique Campman is an experienced coach and is a partner at van Ede & Partners where he helps clients with coaching and career counselling. Dominique is a certified ‘Talent Game’ coach. You can find more information about Dominique on https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcampman/.
Did you know that over 70% of PhD students and 90% of Postdocs have to find a job outside academia?? Prepare yourself for alternative career paths.
This workshop is meant for you, the young researcher who is thinking about the next step in his/her career. As a scientist, you should know your strengths/skills and how to translate them to possible jobs. You are probably aware of your knowledge and experience, but may not always be conscious of all the other skills you have. These transferable skills make you valuable on the job market. In this workshop, we will make a start with identifying your transferable skills and translating them to possible career opportunities.
After the workshop, you will have a better idea of your specific skills that could be interesting for working inside or outside academia. And although it’s a short workshop, you will get some idea about …your next step.
PhD students in their 3rd or 4th year, who are thinking about their next career step and find it difficult to translate their skills to job opportunities.
We all have a desire to shape our own lives the way we want and to achieve our goals. Personal leadership is a key success factor here: leading yourself by truly understanding who you are, what it is that you value most and how to make conscious choices to get where you want to be.
In our busy and hectic lives, we do not always find the time to answer these questions, the time to reflect and find our own answers. In this workshop, you will gain more insights into who you are, what your qualities and pitfalls are and what really matters to you. We offer you tools and exercises to gain new insights that will help you lead yourself in a more effective way.
This workshop is intended for people who want to increase their self-awareness, have a better understanding of who they are and what really matters to them, and want to take some first action steps towards reaching their own goals.
As specific outcome of this workshop, you can expect:
•Increased self-awareness: better understanding of your qualities and pitfalls and what you really value.
•Setting short term and long term personal goals.
There will be a short preparation exercise for participants to prepare them for the workshop, in order to maximise the results and outcomes.
The workshop will be given by Daphnee Chouchena, leadership coach and expert in the field of Personal Leadership.
In a learning by doing workshop, we will explore the world of effective presenting: use of body, hands and voice, making contact with your audience, do’s and don’ts when on stage and many more tips, tricks and skills.
More confidence when presenting for small and large audiences.
Anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills and learn more about body language.
Philip Walkate, Aaaaha! Bureau voor live communicatie
To find the job you want after your PhD, you must know who you are and what you have to offer as a professional. But you also need to know what your ambitions are in terms of a job, further career and where to find it. And finally, you have to know how to connect with the job market, how to find contacts and how to be found by the right people.
During this session, you learn techniques that enable you to look at yourself as a product, create your own job market and efficiently connect both to find your job. Your professional appeal, finding the right companies, recruitment channels, networking, social media and application skills are addressed in the workshop. With a mix of practical theory, an inspirational story from a former PhD student, short exercises, a dialogue with a former recruiter and of course tips, tricks and stories from your colleagues, you will be able to effectively increase your chances on the job market.
In this workshop, you create a plan to find your job effectively. Just by asking three questions: what am I as a product? Which market do I want to work in? How do I organise activities to become known in the job market and find that job? Inspiration, energy and structure to turn thoughts into actions.
This workshop is intended for PhD students wanting to learn how to find a job effectively. For those who have ideas about their next career move in academia, industry or government, but who don’t know where to start, how to increase their appeal for employers, recruiters etc. For those who know that finding a job takes time and don’t want to put off taking the next step now!
Maurice van Dijk, experienced professional in the field of Human Resources Management and since 2008 an independent (career) coach and trainer. Until December 2017, Maurice also worked as an interim career coach at EUR for 2.5 years. As guest speaker, a former PhD student, he will tell you his path to a job after his PhD. A former recruiter tells you how recruiters search for potential employees and how they look at you as an applicant. Both now working at EUR.