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Content Creation for the PhD Science Communication Platform: “MindMint”

Information:

Do you have a story to tell, but you do not know where to start?

MindMint provides an online science communication-platform (mindmint.org) for early career researchers at the University of Groningen. This is where you can showcase stories about State of the Art research and share your experiences as up-and-coming scientists!

Rather than a workshop, MindMint offers a personalized content creation process. During this process you will refine your initial pitch with the help of the Editorial Committee’s feedback, and share the end product with audiences outside of your academic circle. We encourage written content (i.e. blogs, commentaries, interviews, or columns) as well as non-written content (i.e. short movies, radio interviews, or podcasts). You name it, and we will try to find a way to make it happen.

Instructors:

MindMint Editorial Committee (contact: mindmint@rug.nl)

Date and Time:

Ongoing

Costs: Free
Location:

Online

Credits: 0.3 ECTS per article / contribution
Learning Goals:

During this activity you will:

  • Learn how to communicate science to a non-academic audience
  • Create a science communication piece for the MindMint platform, about your own research, your field of research, or your experiences as a PhD
  • Improve the outreach of your research by publishing a finished science communication piece on the MindMint platform, their social media channels, and your own social media
Organisers:

Groningen Graduate Schools, MindMint Editorial Committee, Gopher Groningen

Registration:

Pitch your idea at: https://gophergroningen.com/submit-mindmint, or send an email to mindmint rug.nl to start your content creation process

Post-Covid Careers & emerging skill sets: a futures-focussed view

Information:

As our thoughts turn to the realities of post-Covid life, we offer you this career development workshop, aimed at professionals in research.

  • it will be a short interactive session that introduces you to a few self-help tools and approaches that will help you manage your career pathway.
  • it will help you recognise your own skills and competencies and be better able to articulate/showcase these and the value they bring in your CV and in job applications/interviews or grant applications.
  • it will help you bring out the best in others you work with.

What will we talk about?

  1. Planning your career progression. What your career looks/feels like now & in the future
  2. Organisational culture. Where will I be - what’s it like to work here?
  3. Emerging skill sets for working & living. What skills do I have or need, to get to where I would like to be?

Participants do not need to prepare or bring anything - just an open mind and a willingness to share insight and opinion!

Instructors: W. Nicol Keith, professor of molecular oncology, Glasgow
Date and Time: Friday 17 September 2021, 15:00 - 17:00
Costs: €10
Location: Online, a Zoom link will be provided to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration:

Register here for this workshop

Introduction to CPS and Careers outside academia

Information:

Have you thought about what you want to do with your career after your PhD? Or are you wondering what careers are out there for you beyond academia? This workshop is designed to inform PhD candidates about the different "outside academia" career options for those with a PhD degree.

During this workshop, you will hear more about the Career Perspectives Series and the courses and workshops that are there to help you develop your own career portfolio. You will be shown information on the career landscape for PhDs after graduation and hear about what are the most common questions that PhD graduates have when considering a career outside of academia. Additionally, PhD graduates will share their experiences about their different career paths.

The main aim is to inform PhD candidates about different career paths, how to build up their career portfolio and what they can expect when moving beyond academia.

Instructors: Various PhD graduates
Date and Time:

Friday 20 May 2022, 15:00 - 17:00

Costs: 10 euros
Location:

On location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants

Maximum 35 participants. Open to all PhD candidates. If the workshop is oversubscribed, priority will be given to participants in the PhD Scholarship program. If you have registered and you do not hear from us about the course being oversubscribed, then please consider your registration as confirmed.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the Career Perspectives Series for PhDs
  • Familiarise yourself with the variety of different career possibilities for PhD graduates.
  • Have the opportunity to speak with PhD graduates who have careers beyond academia.

Keywords: Outside Academia, CPS workshop, career information.

Organisers:

Groningen Graduate Schools, PhD Alumni Network

Registration: Register here for this workshop

Assertiveness now and at your new job

Information:

Being pro-active means there will be times you will have to take action by causing change rather than only reacting to change when it happens. Assertiveness is one of the most valued characteristics in an employee, trainee, entrepreneur or postdoc. If assertiveness is not a quality that comes naturally to you, you might need some help embracing it and displaying it. In this workshop you will be given advice, tips and tricks, and practice being assertive in various scenarios in order to help you develop your own assertiveness skills and come across as an assertive person.

Instructors: Improsa
Date and Time:

Friday 23 September 2022

This workshop will be split into 2 groups of max. 12 people, either online or on location:

Group 1: Friday 23 September, 9:00 - 12:00 am
Group 2: Friday 23 September, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Costs: €10
Location:

Online or on location in Groningen (binnenstad); details will be sent to participants

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about assertiveness and how to be assertive in the workplace.
  • Learn tips and tricks to develop your skills in being assertive.
  • Practice your assertiveness skills with qualified trainers.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Academic Writing: Reduce Anxiety

Information:

This popular academic writing course is a unique practice-based 7-step strategy developed by Dr Catriona Ryan SFHEA which turns the traditional approach to academic writing on its head. It has helped many PhD researchers over the years to overcome writers block and build confidence as academic writers. The focus is on argument construction and removing blocks that generate writing apprehension. It is important that all participants attending has a writing project to focus on as the session is practice-based.

All testimonials may be viewed on Dr Ryan’s website: www.scriptorcube.com

Instructors:

Dr Catriona Ryan SFHEA

Date and Time: Friday 14 October 2022, 10:00 - 13:00
Costs: €10
Location: Online, details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

Upon completion of this course participants will have an enhanced confidence in:

  • developing a discursive analysis
  • overcoming writer's block
  • developing a writing style
  • editing
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration:

Register here for this workshop

Interview skills

Information:

In the workshop interview skills, you will learn how to best tackle a job interview. Not all Job interviews are the same so different interview styles will be discussed and tools on how to approach and handle these different styles will be explained. Afterwards you have to opportunity to test your interview skills.

Instructors: Improsa: Marjolein Inklaar
Date and Time:

Friday 28 October 2022

This workshop will be split into 2 groups:

Group 1: Friday 28 October, 9:00-12:00 am
Group 2: Friday 28 October, 1:00-4:00 pm

You can indicate on the registration form which session you prefer. We will let you know in which form(s) the workshop will take place and when you are expected.

Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what you can do to prepare for a job interview.
  • Learn about different interview styles for different careers.
  • Practice interviews with experienced trainers.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Entrepreneurship

Information:

Have you ever considered entrepreneurship as your career option? Why not? Probably because you think you need an entrepreneurial DNA or because you need to have great ideas to start with. That’s, at least, what we hear most often. In this workshop we will talk about popular myths and truths about entrepreneurship. For example, do you know that only one third of people start their own companies because they saw a great opportunity, while for others entrepreneurship was a conscious choice to start acting?

Maybe you already have a great idea to start your own business, or you are wondering if your idea is really as great as you think. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to pitch your idea to each other - if you want to - and receive useful feedback. Maybe you don't have an idea yet, or you are hesitant to present it. Rest assured, you don't have to do a pitch. Hearing from others and giving feedback can be educational in itself!

At the end of the workshop, you will have a clearer understanding how you could develop ideas with which you can start a viable business as soon as tomorrow, and discuss how different organizations and initiatives in the ecosystem of the Northern Netherlands could support you in this.

Instructors: Aniek Ouendag
Date and Time: Friday 11 November 2022, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about myths and truths about entrepreneurship
  • Understand how you could start a viable business
  • Learn about organizations that can support you in your efforts
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Personal branding: how to build and make the most of your personal brand

Information:

Note: This is a 2-part workshop, both parts need to be completed to get the ECTS. There will be assignments before, during and in between the two workshop sessions.

In this workshop we will help you understand how to build and make the most of your personal brand. This practical workshop is especially interesting for PhD-students who are focusing on landing a job outside of academics. We focus on your unique qualities and how to incorporate them in your job hunt and your online presence.

Why you need this workshop

With 70% of employees and head hunters turning to social media and your online profile, it's crucial to create an intentional online identity. The lack of such a presence can create suspicion, but an unintentional online identity can lead to wrong assumptions, reducing your chances of landing the position you'd love to have. This workshop focuses on creating an intentional brand for yourself, online, but also incorporating your personal brand offline - for example when networking.

Instructors: Twan Wolters
Date and Time: 12 and 26 November 2021, 10:00 – 13:00
Costs: 25 Euros
Location: Online or in person, participants will be informed
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

By the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Define your unique personal ‘DNA’: what do I offer? How is it unique?
  • Define your public audience and your "competitors“
  • Identify your goals and create a vision for your future
  • Market yourself/your brand on social media
  • Cherish your network and know how to further expand it.

Because of the practical aspect, you can be sure to end the workshop with content and knowledge you can directly implement in your CV, your online presence, and potential job applications.

Organisers: Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Registration: More information and registration

Teamwork: how to be your beste possible team

Information:

The further you get in your career the more likely it will be that you will work in teams. You may have to manage other coworkers or even lead your own project team or research group. When the time first arrives when you have to work in a large team, you may question how to work effectively, or how you can use your own personal strengths to anchor your team.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to talk about your situation as a PhD. We will be dealing with characteristics of a succesfull team, and zooming in on different team roles and your personal profile. We will unraveling both the beauty, power and sometimes the irritation of personal differences. The workshop is interdisciplinary with mimimum theory, maximun interaction, and small group practices.

Instructors: Jan Pieter Weening
Date and Time: Friday 1 April 2022, 14:00 – 17:00
Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

Central questions to be answered during this workshop:

  • How to create a good working team?
  • How to select the right people and collaborators?
  • How to combine personal and professional qualities the best way?
  • How to lead a team in the best way?
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Storytelling

Information:

Knowing how to tell your story well is of great importance in any career. The strongest alliances are built while pitching and discussing stories. These efforts can be made as effective as possible by training yourself in the art of storytelling. How do you connect with your audience and keep them hanging on your every word? How do you make sure that the most important message gets across to your audience and remains lingering in their thoughts? During this workshop you will learn tips and tricks about the art of storytelling and practice these techniques while telling your own story.

Instructors: Improsa
Date and Time:

Friday 1 July 2022

This workshop will be split into 2 groups:

Group 1: Friday 1 July 2022, 9:00-12:00 am
Group 2: Friday 1 July 2022, 1:00-4:00 pm

Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to pitch your story to captivate an audience.
  • Practice your story-telling skills with trained professionals.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop (registration for December will open after the workshop has been held in July)

CV Building and Writing Outside Academia

Information:

Once you have decided to apply for a vacancy, your Curriculum Vitea and cover letter will be very important, since these documents are used during the selection procedure. During this workshop we will take a closer look at the CV. We will dig deeper into the right lay-out, consistency, and structure, and we will elaborate on which information to include. We will focus on how to stand out from the crowd, how to incorporate a logical structure, and how to show that your capabilities fit the vacancy. After the workshop you are able to provide a solid CV for any interesting vacancy.

This workshop is complemented by the workshop Motivation letter writing Outside Adacemia.

Instructors: Career Services
Date and Time: Friday 7 October 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Costs: €10
Location: On location in Groningen - details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what experiences would be valuable for building up content for your CV.
  • Learn how to translate your experiences into an impressive written CV.
  • Learn about what employers look for when selecting candidates based on their CVs.
Organisers:

Groningen Graduate Schools, Career Services

Registration: Register here for this workshop

Introduction to Careers Inside Academia

Information:

You are welcome to attend this interactive lunch lecture on how to prepare for a career in the academia.

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Petra Rudolf
Date and Time:

27 January 2022, 12:30 - 13:30 - including lunch

Costs: Free
Location:

Bernoulliborg Zernike, room 151

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Organisers:

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Registration: For more information and registration click here

Learn to fail (and stay happy about it!)

Information:

When you enter a new employment position after your PhD, you will enter into a training period where you will encounter a new work environment, new colleagues, and new responsibilities and tasks. Our perfectionist selves will want to do everything flawlessly, but as you enter a new learning phase, chances are that you will make several mistakes at your new workplace, or you might find that you just weren't cut out for this line of work. How do you deal with such experiences?

This workshop teaches you how to deal with making mistakes and failure, how to stay happy about it so that when you happen to fall flat on your face, you fall as gracefully as possible. Happy about failing? That sounds like quite the contradiction. It is not the easiest thing in the world to train yourself in, but it is possible. Look at mishaps as a positive step in personal development. The trainers from Improsa will teach you how to deal with failures and how to change your state of mind when you do dwindle into negative thoughts. They will do this by doing all sorts of playful exercises where you discover the barriers you put up yourself against staying happy. So, in essence, they will show you and practice with you!

Important note:

This 3-hour workshop is meant to address a few things in a playful manner and to get you thinking, not to solve any deeper issues. If you are struggling with a fear of failing that is causing you problems, you may want to consider the free course “Overcoming your fear of failure” or one of the other courses for PhD students which is offered by the Student Service Centre of our University. It is a more serious, longer running course where deeper issues can be addressed. Individual support is also an option.

Instructors: Improsa
Date and Time:

Friday 28 January 2022

This workshop will be split into 2 groups of max. 12 people:

Group 1: Friday 28 January 2022, 9:00-12:00 am
Group 2: Friday 28 January 2022, 1:00-4:00 pm

Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn to manage setbacks and to deal with mistakes
  • Learn how we react to failure and how we can change these perceptions
  • Practice situations with professional trainers
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Negotiation Skills

Information:

The further you get into your career - any career - the more deals you will have to make. It might be as simple as dealing with vendors for lab equipment quotes, or with a customer for your company, or as complex as details of employment for your first job. All these deals and interactions have one thing in common: terms need to be negotiated. Negotiating might seem daunting if you have no experience with this. This workshop is designed to introduce you to negotiating - negotiating 101! You will learn about what negotiation is and what to do when you are in a negotiation situation, and practice different negotiation techniques in order to build up your negotiations skills.

Instructors: Career Services
Date and Time: Friday 25 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:00
Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about negotiating skills and different techniques for negotiating.
  • Learn to recognize a negotiation situation and how to apply negotiation skills in your career.
  • Practice negotiation skills with a qualified trainer.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration:

Register here for this workshop

The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks

Information:

There is a growing disparity between the number of new PhD graduates and available faculty positions — effectively, most of the PhD graduates need to find jobs outside academia.
The good news is: you have a lot of skills unique to academics, and essential in the open job market. You also have lots of options outside academia! The workshop is interactive and contains polls, quizzes, and open discussion. We debunk lots of myths related to the job market for PhDs in this workshop. It is composed of the following modules:

1. On the right and the wrong reasons to leave academia. How to make sure that you are thinking of leaving academia for all the right reasons?

2. The landscape of post-PhD careers. Safety or freedom? On the biggest dilemma that you need to face while leaving academia, and how to approach this dilemma.

3. Which tribe should I join? On the eight tribes in the job market that welcome PhDs, and on the opportunities and compromises you need to take while working in each one of them.

4.How to sneak in? On the efficient strategies to land the job in each tribe. Where is it easy, and where is it difficult to get in as a PhD?

Instructors: Dr. Natalia Bielczyk, Welcome Solutions
Date and Time:

Friday 22 April 2022, 14:00-17:00

Costs: €10
Location:

The Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5 in Groningen, details will be sent to participants

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • reflect on the reasons why you consider building a new career in industry
  • get a broad perspective at the scope of possibilities for PhDs in today’s job market
  • work on your self-confidence to take active steps towards building your new career
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Academic CV Building

Information:

Are you interested to know what the content of a successful academic CV looks like and what you can do now to start building up your academic CV worthy of a grant or a future academic position? What are funding agencies like NWO or ERC and/or Universities looking for in an academic CV, and what can make you stand out amongst the rest? During this 3 hour workshop, you will learn what topics should and could be covered in an academic CV, and what sets top academic CVs apart. Instructors will provide tips and information on how to build up your CV with relevant content. You will devise your own CV building strategy and visibility plan to help you make your next steps in academia.

PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is about how to build your CV content-wise, and does not cover layout or how to format and present your CV.

Target Group: PhDs in their 2nd year (midphase)
Instructors: Liesbeth Volbeda
Date and Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 14:00 - 17:00
Costs: €10
Location:

Will be offered either online or on location; details will be sent to participants.

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Identify the important aspects of a solid academic CV that appeals to future employers and funding agencies.
  • Determine what can set you apart from the average applicant.
  • Formulate a CV building strategy for yourself, covering the next couple of years as a PhD student.
  • Formulate a knowledge exchange and visibility plan to help connect you and your research with others (society, stakeholders, etc),
Organisers:

HR Experts and the Groningen Graduate Schools

Registration: Register here for this workshop

Intellectual Property: Becoming a Patent Attorney

Information:

In many fields of industry, Intellectual Property and especially patents are an essential part of business to obtain an advantage over competitors. Patents are exclusive rights granted by the government to an inventor for his invention.

Main role in executing business IP strategy is given to Patent Attorneys, part of which is to support the inventor in the process of identifying an invention in her/his daily work and obtaining a patent for this invention. Thus, Patent Attorneys support scientists and companies with their specific skills to advice on whether or not inventions may be patentable, to protect or not and support in the actual process of obtaining patent rights.

Patent Attorneys are also the ones to advice the business on specific strategies in creating their IP portfolio, which would enable the business in the most optimal way to bring their products on the market.

For this the patent attorneys use a unique combination of technical and legal skills to translate a technical invention into a legal patent document.

As such, in the field of Intellectual Property Patent Attorneys operate on the interface between technology and law. Ideally, a Patent Attorney is a team player with an impeccable science background and a flair for analysis. This profession also requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as flexibility and the facility to handle many varied tasks simultaneously and on tight deadlines.

Instructor:

Alina Veligura (IP Business Partner Diagnostic Imaging at Philips)

Date and Time:

27 May 2022, 3-5 PM

Maximum number of participants is 10. If we receive many more signups for this workshop, a second session may be organized earlier on the same day.

Costs: €10
Location: On location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

This workshop will provide an overview of the field of Intellectual property and associated career opportunities. During the workshop you will:

• Learn about Intellectual Property and patents in particular
• Learn about Philips patent department and how Philips monetizes its patent portfolio
• Get a flavor of claim drafting (the most important part of the patent) and associated with a claimed scope value
• Learn how to become a Patent Attorney with your PhD degree and more about IP related career paths.

Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Recruitment - how does it work?

Information:

During this workshop, a recruiter will provide information on what the recruitment process looks like. Specifically, you will get pointers about what recruiters look for in your LinkedIn profile, your CV and / or your application letter as well as the recruitment interview, and what lines of careers and companies they usually recruit for. This particular company offers positions to people in Engineering, IT, Finance, Legal and Marketing. You are invited to send us any questions you have in general or about specific issues you are encountering, so the trainer can prepare his answer to you beforehand. Please put your questions in the registration form or send them to phd-cps@rug.nl and we will forward them to the trainer.

Instructors: Johan Martin de Vries, Manager Specialized Staffing Services at Brunel
Date and Time:

Friday June 17, 2022 from 15:00-17:00

Costs: €10
Location: Most likely on location in Groningen; details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what recruitment agencies are and how they work.
  • Learn what company recruiters look for when scouting for new candidates and how to make yourself visible to recruiters.
  • Be able to ask questions during the Q&A session
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Motivation letter writing Outside Academia

Information:

Once you have decided to apply for a vacancy, your Curriculum Vitea and motivation (letter) will be very important, since these documents are used during the selection procedure. During this workshop we will elaborate on the motivation letter. We will focus on how to stand out from the crowd, how to incorporate a logical structure, and how to show that your capabilities fit the vacancy. Besides the letter we take a look at other creative ways to motivate your application. After this workshop you will master the basic tools to show your motivation well and clearly in your application.

This workshop is complemented by the workshop CV Building and Writing Outside Academia.

Instructors: Career Services
Date and Time:

Friday 4 November 2022, 14:00 – 16:00

Costs: € 10
Location:

On location in Groningen - details will be sent to participants

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what employers from different fields look for in a motivation letter.
  • Learn how to structure your own motivation letter for outside academia careers.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools, Career Services
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Media Training

Information:

When your career starts taking off, either inside or outside academia, you may on occasion be approached by journalists to talk about your research, specialty or business, or give comments or insights into particular topics. This training will teach you how to prepare yourself for speaking to the media.

Instructors: drs. Lemke Kraan
Date and Time: Friday 18 March 2022, 14:00 - 17:00 (followed by networking drinks on us, if we can meet on location again by this time)
Costs: €10
Location: Most likely on location in Groningen- details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to present yourself when speaking to journalists.
  • Learn tips and tricks when talking to the media.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools - phd-cps@rug.nl
Registration: Register here for this informative workshop

Working in the Humanitarian Sector

Information:

While not a typical job for many, being a humanitarian and working with people in crisis is a special calling and important life-saving opportunity. Navigating the humanitarian system, the United Nations and the myriad of foundations, agencies, and programmes throughout the world can be daunting and difficult.

Learning some of the key tricks and methods to meaningfully apply for and secure positions is important to your success and your ability to work in a very demanding and transformational work.

Instructors: Chris Hoffman
Date and Time: Friday 13 May 2022, 3 - 5 PM
Costs: €10
Location: Online, details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will learn about:

1. The scale and size of the humanitarian sector and the different areas of work

2. What the application process entails and how best to showcase yourself in a meaningful way

3. What other tools and experience you will need to be a viable candidate

Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Networking for people who hate it

Information:

Networking is very important, and it's good to start creating your own network during your PhD. In this workshop you will discover in six steps how you can network effectively, online as well as offline. Of course we will practice some networking, so after this workshop you will be able to broaden your network and even have fun doing it.

Instructors: Career Services
Date and Time: Friday, December 9, 2022 - 14:00 - 16:00
Costs: €10
Location: On location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants.
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

After following this workshop you will know how to:

  • add value to your network
  • how to stay up to date with information relevant to you
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Scrumming and other project management techniques

Information:

Whether you have a career inside or outside academia, you will undoubtedly have to manage many different projects. Project management is therefore an essential skill to have. There are a plethora of project management techniques being used that are especially designed to keep track of and complete projects in the most effective manner.

Scrum Workshop
This workshop provides general knowledge of project management techniques and focuses on the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. After the introduction, students will work together as a team in a sprint to build a product, thereby facing real-life problems. The workshop ends with a short evaluation.
  • General project management theorie (50 minutes)
  • An Agile/Scrum project (sprint) in teams (60 minutes)
  • Evaluation (10 min)
After the workshop, the students have basic knowledge of scrum and are able to participate in a scrum team.
Instructors: IT Academy Noord Nederland
Date and Time: June 3, 2022 from 15:00 to 17:00 hours, followed by networking drinks
Costs: €10
Location: Physical location in Groningen, details will be sent to participants
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn about scrumming and other project management techniques.
  • Learn how to apply the techniques described during the workshop in your work.
Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Make it in the North: Outside Academia Training Opportunities for PhDs

Information:

International Welcome Center North (IWCN) will provide you with information about how to Make it in the North!* We can tell you about:

  • job and training opportunities,
  • getting in touch with companies,
  • working permits and how to integrate in the North.

In line with that, we are excited to present to you the Make it in the North platform. This platform has a job portal, career events, a digital map showing companies in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe who have international ambitions - and much, much more. All of it in English! We can walk you through signing up, and answer any questions about not just living and working in the North, but making the North your home.

*Please note, this workshop is suitable for both Dutch and International PhD students.

Instructors:

Michiel Kastelijn (IWCN)

Date and Time: tba
Costs: €10
Location: tbd
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

This workshop will provide an overview of training opportunities for PhDs and how to sign up and optimize your profile in the Make it in the North job platform.

  • Learn about job opportunities for PhDs in the North.
  • How to get in touch with companies.
  • Set up your own profile in the Make it in the North platform.
Organisers: International Welcome Center North, UG Career Services, Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Registration for this workshop is currently closed

Toolbox for Career opportunities after your PhD

Information:

About 70% of all PhD’s and 80% of all postdocs explore career possibilities outside of academia. This is why the Groningen Graduate Schools started the Career Perspectives Series, to help equip you for life after your project.

We are now adding a short workshop about a toolbox that can be very useful to find your way.

Where do you start your search? And even if you find organisations or sectors that offer research positions, how can you tell if you fit in or meet the criteria? And if you do meet the criteria, how do you get in touch with these organisations or sectors?

To answer these questions AcademicTransfer developed three tools for young researchers who want or need to explore their next career step. During this workshop we will show you how AcademicTransfer’s toolbox can support you on your career journey in research in the Netherlands, either inside or outside academia. All tools can be found here.

Instructors: Academic Transfer
Date and Time: Friday 3 June, 3 - 4 pm. A second session from 4 - 5 pm may be planned if interest in this workshop is very high.
Costs: €10
Location: online
Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Learning Goals:

During this workshop you will:

  • get to know six career paths for researchers in the Netherlands
  • learn how AcademicTransfer can support you on your career journey in research in the Netherlands
  • learn where to find research opportunities

Organisers: Groningen Graduate Schools
Registration: Register here for this workshop

Working Perspectives at a University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool)

Information:

This meeting will provide you with information about the working possibilities for Doctorate Holders at a University of Applied Sciences. Here you can register for the workshop on a first come first serve base.

This workshop is organized in collaboration with the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Programme:

There will be a general introduction during which you will be informed about the career paths at the Universities of Applied Sciences: a lecturer, a researcher and a teacher that used to work at a research university and hold a PhD degree will each give a short lecture about their work and career.

There will be a presentation of current vacancies and the possibility to talk to recruiters.

Instructors: various
Date and time: 8 April 2022, 2 - 5 pm
Costs: €10
Location:

On location in Groningen (binnenstad) - details will be sent to participants

Credits: 0.2 ECTS
Organizers: Human Resources
Registration: Register here for this workshop
Last modified:23 June 2022 3.00 p.m.