The careers forum

PHD JOB DAY

The aim is to bring employers and potential employees together, particularly within the French-Flemish-Walloon cross-border region.

Each fair will have stands of companies that are specifically looking for PhD graduates, information stands (e.g. legal aspects of working in another country), career workshops (e.g. applying in another language), CV analysis and networking opportunities.

The fairs will be open to visitors from every scientific field. In this respect, we will ensure that the markets also offer added value for young researchers in the human and social sciences. Each fair will have its own theme, which will be organised in an inter-disciplinary way (e.g. the "biotechnology" theme will be used not only to attract R&D companies, but also patent agents and advisers). With its own specific features, each fair will be totally geared to attract visitors and companies from the three regions. In each region, the efforts required will be made to encourage the companies and PhD students/graduates to circulate as much as possible between the regions.

For each fair, we will recruit some 40 institutions and organise a dozen workshops. Each exhibition will target around 200 PhD students/graduates (total of 600).

3 careers fairs will be organised, 1 per year:

  • The first careers fair took place in Ghent - Belgium in March 2018

  • The next careers fair, called PhD Job Day  will be held on 28 February 2019 in Mons - Belgium

  • The third will take place in France in November 2020

COMUE LILLE NORD DE FRANCE
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
UNIVERSITY OF MONS
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (UCLOUVAIN FUCAM MONS)
UNIVERSITY OF NAMUR