Workshops for researchers

Intensive career events for researchers considering careers in industry

Are you a researcher considering a career switch towards industry? Are you searching for efficient tools to advance your career and become competitive in the job market? Take part in our intensive career events for researchers! Our ambitious goal is to help you reduce the time you need to find a new career for the whole year!

Our intensive career events for researchers are focused on self-discovery and on preparing the participants for developing their future careers. We are practical, goal-oriented, and we always take an individual approach to the course participants. At the end of the training, you will better understand your strengths and weaknesses and have a much clearer picture of what “dream job” means for you, and what steps to take to get this job. We will also provide you comprehensive information about the job market for PhDs (including useful contacts). This will highly accelerate your transition to industry.

This is not yet another typical university course based on textbook knowledge. During our one-day event, you will go through a battery of aptitude tests and exercises that will help you to determine the future career path that might be best for you. We will also contact private companies in our network after the event, and you might be called with a job offer!

Our content

Our workshops include the following lecture modules:

How to find your true calling? Nature versus nurture

Where to go next? The landscape of Post-PhD career tracks

How to land a dream job? Finding and developing your transferrable skills and core competencies. Applying for jobs/approaching job interviews

Entrepreneurship session: Personal finances & How to build a business as a scientist

Survival guidebook: How to manage yourself in industry?


One-day Intensive Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers

These workshops are full-day sprint career events. This fast-paced, high-intensity training is recommended for researchers who need to quickly improve on their knowledge about the job market, and start looking for jobs straight away.

Agenda & Syllabus

Two-day Intensive Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers

As opposed to the one-day version, the two-day sessions include an increased amount of discussion time and consultancy, homework, more exercises in pairs and group games. These events are recommended for researchers who have more time to consider various career paths before making decisions on where to go next.

Agenda & Syllabus

The events take place in Therapeutisch Activiteiten Centrum Amsterdam (TACA), Borgerstraat 102, 1053 PW Amsterdam. TACA is located in Central Amsterdam, 15 minutes by tram #17 from Amsterdam Centraal station. The participation fee is 295 EUR (+21% VAT). p.p. The price includes:

➣ lectures, hands-on exercises, aptitude tests, group exercise

➣ printed materials

➣ catering: lunch, coffee + tea, farewell drinks

The number of seats per event is limited to 15. First come, first served 🙂

Upcoming events

Friday 24th April 2020, 9:00 CEST: One-day Intensive Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers, ONLINE & at discount price (185 EUR +21% VAT p.p.).

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Friday 29th May 2020: One-day Intensive Career Development Event for Early Career Researchers (the usual location, agenda, and price)

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Special offer for April-May 2020: individual home sessions

Regarding the lockdown related to the coronavirus, we will not organize any stationary group career event until May 29th, 2020 (we temporarily move our workshops online). However, it is possible to book the whole day intensive 1-1 session at your home anywhere at the territory of the Netherlands instead (at a regular price). The lecture material is the same as in the group sessions – plus, home sessions allow for spending extra 2-3 hours analyzing and discussing your current career situation in detail. Interested?

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Offer for universities

We also offer our services to universities. We offer:

➣ 2-hour sprint career workshops “The landscape of post-PhD career tracks”

➣ One- & Two-day Intensive Career Development Events for Early Career Researchers

at the client’s site. The price is customized and depends on group size.

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