Best Practice Sharing of Experiences in the Area of Career Evelopment for PHDs and Postdocs at Ghent University

Zoom meeting

May 20th, 9:00 – 10:00

Dr. Nel Grillaert

WEBINAR: BEST PRACTICE SHARING OF EXPERIENCES IN THE AREA OF CAREER EVELOPMENT FOR PHDs and POSTDOCs AT GHENT UNIVERSITY

Career development for Early-Career researchers has been on the agenda at Ghent university for more than a decade. What best practices does the university have in this area? What programs and services are being offered? These questions and many more will all be answered at this informal and cozy online event!

Ghent University was founded in 1817 and is one of the major universities in Belgium.

As a top 100 university with more than 47,000 students and 15,000 staff members, the university is one of the largest universities in the Dutch language area, located in Flanders, Belgium. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

As a committed employer, the university strives for a talent-driven HR policy throughout the whole career process: from recruitment, support and professional development to preparation for careers outside the university. That is why the university invests in training and other activities that enhance the employability of Early-Career Researchers.

In this talk, Dr. Nel Grillaert will give an overview of career development programs for PhD and Postdoc researchers at Ghent University and focus on some special topics such as mentoring, the role of grass-root communities and how we aim to co-create our programs with both the target group and non-academic employers.    

Feel free to attend this unique online event and get inspiration on how an international university works with career development for Early-Career researchers. This event also provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences and network with other like-minded professionals.

Facilitator:

Dr. Nel Grillaert is career coach & career policy advisor for PhD & Postdoctoral researchers at Ghent University. Before stepping in career policy, she did a PhD and was Postdoc in the field of Russian literature and philosophy at Ghent University.

In 2013, she started working at the University of Antwerp, first as coordinator at the Doctoral School. After some years, she decided to move to HR to develop a career center for PhDs & Postdocs. She returned to her alma mater to coordinate the Postdoc Talent Management Program (e.g. the Postdoc mentoring program) and to develop a career services portal for PhD & Postdoc researchers.

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