Free your mind career challenge
What if you could design something that boosts career orientation for PhDs and postdocs?
Something that would help you explore different career opportunities, outside-of-academia options, focusing on all the different types of places where you and your talents can flourish.
On Friday the 22nd of March, from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm at the Faculty Club Utrecht, PROUT will be co-hosting the Free Your Mind Career Challenge with SoFoKleS, the social fund for universities, academic hospitals and research institutions.
We start things off with a keynote by dr. Mark van Vuuren, associate professor Organisational Communication at the University of Twente. Mark aims at building bridges between academia and society and he does research into job crafting - how to craft a job to fit the unique skillset of an employee instead of finding the perfect employee for a unique job. He published academic texts and four books for the general public, and he is the most decorated teacher at the University of Twente in the last decade. Mark will share his own experiences as a scholar and will suggest ways to use acquired competences beyond the university.
Next, it’s time to put your creative mind to work on as many solutions you can think of to boost career orientation for PhDs and postdocs. And yes, you can go crazy! In teams, you decide and design what YOU think is the best option. Mark van Vuuren and others are there to help if you get stuck.
Find support for your idea
The two solutions with the most support will receive a € 1250 grant from SoFoKleS to execute the design. But no matter what, we promise you will take away fresh perspectives and new energy for your career at the end of this event.
To start the weekend well, we will wrap-up this afternoon with drinks.
You don’t want to miss this special event, so sign up now!
Faculty Club Utrecht, Kanunnikenzaal
Mineurslaan, Utrecht, Utrecht, Nederland