Program PhACE - 24 & 25 June 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.

Program

Monday 24 June 2024

TimeProgram
8.45-9.15Registration & Coffee
9.15-9.45Welcome & introduction by chair
9.45-10.30Track 1 - A career in academia: Scientific role & Next to science
- Laura Filion (UU, Associate Professor)
- Michiel Hacking (European Patent Office)
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
  • The art of choosing
13.00-14.00Lunch
14.00-14.45Track 2 - A career outside academia: Research organization & Government
- Anne-Eva Nieuwelink (TNO)
- 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
  • Networking skills
  • Insights into your Transferable skills
  • Respectful persuasion 
17.15-18.30Borrel

Tuesday 25 June 2024

TimeProgram
8.45-9.00Registration & Coffee
9.00-9.15Welcome & reflection on day 1 by chair 
9.15-10.00Track 3 - A career outside academia: R&D & Consultancy
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- Marta Scali (NLC Health Ventures)
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
  • Your ideal job 
12.30-13.30Lunch
13.30-15.30Workshop round 4 : Additional & repetition workshops
  • Discover entrepreneurship
  • Communication styles & giving positive feedback
  • Advanced LinkedIn - Get the most out of your online visibility
  • Preparing for a successful job interview
15.30-16.00Coffee break
16.00-16.45Track 4 - A career outside academia: Teaching & Science Communication
- Rogier Bos (UU, former secondary & high school teacher)
- Maud Radstake (UU, communications)
16.45-17.00The next phace in your future career by chair
17.00-18.30Borrel

Please note that the program may be subject to change.

Tracks

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. 

Workshops

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 PhACE workshops at the website. 

Start date and time
End date and time
Location
Zalen van Zeven - Boothstraat 7 - Utrecht
Entrance fee
No entrance fee
Registration

Registration opens on Tuesday 16 May 2024

More information
PhACE website