PhACE - 19 & 20 June 2023

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During PhACE (PhD Activating Career Event), PhD candidates can ex­plore different career options the Dutch labour market has to offer. PhACE is a 2-day event and consists of plenary talks by experts, discussions and 4 workshop sessions.


Day 1: Monday 19 June 2023

8.45-9.15Registration & coffee
9.15-9.45Welcome & introduction 
9.45-10.30Track 1 - A career in academia: Scientific role & Next to science
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00-13.00Workshop session 1 : Exploring your motivation & skills
14.00-14.45Track 2 - A career outside academia: NGO & Government
14.45-15.15Coffee break
15.15-17.15Workshop session 2 : Enhancing your skill set

Day 2: Tuesday 20 June 2023

9.00-9.15Welcome & reflection on day 1
9.15-10.00Track 3 - A career outside academia: R&D & Consultancy
10.00-10.30Coffee break
10.30-12.30Workshop session 3 : Communication specific skills
13.30-15.30Workshop session 4 : Additional & repetition workshops
15.30-16.00Coffee Break
16.00-16.45Track 4 - A career outside academia: Teaching & Popular Science
16.45-17.00The next phace in your future

More details about the program will become available soon.
Please note that the program is subject to change.


In each track two experts from different work fields share their work experiences. Each expert gives a short presentation about his or her background, current job and skills. After these presentations there will be a Q&A session. You can prepare for the tracks by thinking of questions you would like to ask the guests. 


You will attend 4 different workshops during PhACE. In each of the 4 workshop sessions you can choose in what workshop you will participate. The workshop lenght is 2 hours.

Start date and time
End date and time
University Hall Utrecht
Entrance fee
No entrance fee

Registration will open about 5 or 6 weeks in advance of the event. 
If you have registered, we count on you to be present the full 2 days due to catering and workshop reservations.

More information
PhACE website