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My Future Career (BWC: Be, Want, Can training course, part of the Career Perspectives Series)


  • Are you working on a PhD research project?
  • Do you want to continue as a researcher or would you rather find a job outside academia?
  • In which direction do you want to develop your talents?


This training course is an opportunity to discover your personal qualities and skills, to get an idea of your ideal work situation and to create a relevant search profile. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of your qualities and your personality. You will also have gained insight into the opportunities on the job market, enabling you to shape your career by compiling a step-by-step plan.

Target group

PhD students (in the third or fourth year).


Self-reflection, initiative, ability to listen, result-orientation, planning and organizing.


It is impossible to contemplate the next step in your career (either within or outside academia) without considering ‘the psychology of the choice process’. In this course, you will formulate your career question, search for solutions, weigh up the arguments and make choices concerning your career. Although you probably won’t have made a firm decision by Day 3, you will have made a start on the process!
The course is spread across two-and-a-half days, with a few weeks between the sessions. The course material is in English.


Aurora Signorazzi two months later about the course:

"It made me really focus on what are my strengths and goals, and how to best convey that also during an interview.

Having done this for the course made me much more aware of my core qualities and pitfalls, and such awareness was appreciated in recent interviews that I had, so thank you and keep up the good work!"


Day 1 Values and personal qualities
Day 2 Motivation, working environment and paths of enquiry
Day 3 Narrative and action plan


Liesbeth Volbeda, HR-Experts
Marian Oosterhuis, Adviesburo Fier



My future career EN
Friday 24 September, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 1 October, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 22 October, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mijn toekomstige loopbaan NED
Donderdag 14 oktober van 9.00 tot 17.00 uur
Vrijdag 29 oktober van 9.00 tot 17.00 uur
Vrijdag 12 november van 9.00 tot 13.00 uur

My future career EN (fully booked)
Thursday 18 November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 6 December, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 17 December, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


€ 250


DAY 1: Rietland , Oosterseweg 62, 9785 TB Zuidwolde

DAYS 2 & 3: Norman Building , Lutkenieuwstraat 5 or Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 42 in Groningen

Maximum number of participants



Liesbeth Volbeda , e.f.volbeda

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