Program PhACE - 15 & 16 April 2024

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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 rounds.



Monday 15 April 2024

8.45-9.15Registration & Coffee
9.15-9.45Welcome & introduction by chair Lisa Peters
9.45-10.30Track 1 - A career in academia: Scientific role & Next to science
Fenella Fleischmann (UvA, professor)
- Bawan Amin (UU, Resarch Suport Officer FSBS)
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00-13.00Workshop round 1 : Exploring your motivation & qualities
  - Self-analysis for career orientation
  - Knowing your qualities & working with core quadrants
  - Labour market orientation & the role of personal qualities
  - Your ideal job 
14.00-14.45Track 2 - A career outside academia: NGO & Government
- Esther Luiten (ASC - Aquaculture Stewardship Council)
- Sebastiaan Wijsman (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
14.45-15.15Coffee break
15.15-17.15Workshop round 2 : Enhancing your skill set
  - Negotiating about career issues
  - Communication styles and giving positive feedback
  - Networking skills
  - Online branding & Networking with LinkedIn 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

8.45-9.00Registration & Coffee
9.00-9.15Welcome & reflection on day 1 by chair Lisa Peters
9.15-10.00Track 3 - A career outside academia: R&D & Consultancy
- Anna Nikolaenkova (ASML)
- Bas Castelijns (PwC)
10.00-10.30Coffee break
10.30-12.30Workshop round 3 : Enhancing your skill set
  - Personal Branding
  - Preparing for a successful job interview
  - Dealing with stress & Boosting your self-confidence
  - The art of choosing
13.30-15.30Workshop round 4 : Additional & repetition workshops
  - Discover entrepreneurship
  - Insights into your Transferable skills 
  - Preparing for a successful job interview
  - Respectful persuasion 
15.30-16.00Coffee break
16.00-16.45Track 4 - A career outside academia: Teaching & Science Communication
- Robin Geitenbeek (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences)
- Liza Cornet (Studio Wetenschap)
16.45-17.00The next phace in your future career by chair Lisa Peters

Please note that the program may be 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 are going to attend 4 workshops in total during PhACE. In each of the 4 workshop rounds you can choose in what workshop you would like to participate. 

You can find a description of the workshops at the PhACE website.

Start date and time
End date and time
Academiegebouw Utrecht
Entrance fee
No entrance fee

Registration will open on Tuesday 5 March 2024 via this website. 

More information
PhACE website