• Start date:
  • 2 May 2019
  • Duration:
  • 1 daypart
  • Intended Audience:
  • PhD

As a PhD you might ask yourself: Do I need to start thinking about my career after my PhD?

The sooner you make the connection between your ambitions, skills or missing skills, development opportunities and the current jobs market, the better you will be able to prepare yourself for your future employment! There are plenty of opportunities available to develop yourself for the next step. Take charge of your career and get to know your true drives and values at our LAP Career Event 2019!

Besides a free lunch & drinks, this event will consist of two keynote lectures, a parallel workshop session and an interactive debate. The first keynote is focused on the preparation for future employment in the industry, specifically as a PhD. In the second keynote Leiden Bioscience Park (LBSP) will introduce themselves as a potential future employer. Next the workshops will provide useful tools and insights to better prepare you towards your next career step. Finally, a professional journalist will mediate a debate session with a variety of professionals that chose a range of different professions after obtaining their PhD’s. You are encouraged to engage with them during this interactive plenary session!

Last, but not least, a career fair will be open during the entire event. Approach a variety of companies and organisations and broaden your network!

After participation the PhDs/post-docs have broadened their view on:

  • Career options after your PhD/post-doc
  • Useful preparations for making the next step in your career
  • The opportunities on the jobs market, specifically the Leiden Bioscience Park
  • How to look for opportunities on the job market
12:00 Registration & Lunch
12:30 Welcome
Chair LAP
  Plenary session I

Getting ready for life after your PhD
Geertje Janssen

  Plenaray session II
13:15 Leiden Bioscience park: Future Employer?
Stéfan Ellenbroek
14:00 Career Fair (will be open during the whole event) & Coffee/tea/cookies
  Plenary session II
14:45 Break-out sessions

Claim your expertise, explore your options
People in Science
In this workshop we will discuss what employers value, how you can explore your personal career options and align your skills with the requirements.


Communicating your value effectively
People in Science
We work on making your first impression authentic, professional and aligned to your discussion partner.

  Connect to your drive (max 20 persons)
People in Science
In this workshop we will help you to navigate on your inner compass and deal with common stress generating presumptions about career planning.

Mindfulness-Based stress reduction
Felicia Maer & Cornelis Kennedy
After attending this MBSR workshop you will:

  • have a basic understanding of the many causes of stress
  • have an understanding of the effects of stress
  • have an understanding of the difference between a stress reaction and a stress response
  • have a basic understanding of what mindfulness encompasses
  • know how MBSR was developed means and how MBSR techniques can be utilized in your daily life;
    know how to apply some basic mindfulness techniques in your daily life.
  Write CV's that get interviews
Olag Pougovkina & Gabriele Romgnoli
An effective CV is the first step toward the next step in your career. Understanding how to present your achievements and hard work can be tricky. Olga and Gabriele moved into industry after their PhD and since then screened hundreds of CVs. Learn from them how to write a CV that gets interviews in a fun and interactive workshop. On top of that, you will also get a chance to ask questions about their experience and get an impression of how a day in industry really looks like. 
16:00 Interactive debate session
  Choose your own path!
Mediated by Shannong Bakker
During this debate a variety of professionals who chose different paths after their PhD’s will be present to share their story and answer all your questions! Join us and get personal advice from the professionals who already experienced possibly the next step in your career!    
16:45 Drinks
18:00 End of LAP Career Event 2019


S. Bakker (1)
Journalist en redacteur bij www.NU.nl
S. Ellenbroek
Senior Business developer Life Science & Health, Leiden Bio Science Park
dr. G. Janssen
Partner and senior consultant, People in Science
dr. C. Kennedy
Dermatoloog, LUMC
F. Maer
Mindfulnesstrainer and consultant, VMBN
O. Pougovkina
Senior scientist at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
G. Romagnoli
International Business Developer, Binkies 3D
Hippocratespad 21, 2333 ZD Leiden

Participation is free of charge and only for the PhD candidates and postdocs of the LUMC

Please note: Participation is free, but that does not mean that the organisation of this PhD day costs nothing, so if you subscribe, please make sure you keep this day blocked in your agenda.
The lunch is free of charge, so if you say yes I will join lunch, please know that we are counting on you and that we prefer not to waist food. 

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