Follow-up PhD Training 2019: looking back

The NNHRR Follow-Up PhD Training, was aimed at NNHRR PhD students, not only for those who have completed the PhD-training last year but for all second and third year PhDs. The first Follow-Up PhD Training was organised by the University of Groningen on 29 March 2019. The theme of the training day was “Employability during PhD / Career after PhD”.

The training consisted of two parts. The first part was a workshop by People in Science, where participants worked with ‘identifying skills and core-expertise in vacancies’ followed by ‘communicating your skills and core-expertise’ through Linked-In, mock-interviews and other settings.
The second part was a panel-discussion with Prof. Dr Panos Merkouris (University of Groningen) and Dr Marie Elske Gispen (University of Groningen) on various topics, including ‘career paths after PhD’ and ‘funding and grant writing’.

The Follow-Up PhD Training 2019 was a successful event with interesting discussions, questions, reflections on skill-development during the PhD research, and looking forward to employability and careers after PhD.