Career Development workshop: How to prepare yourself for Career Outside Academia

Location: Erasmus MC

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Workshop Career Development for Research Master students & PhD Candidates ('People in science')

Did you know that 70% - 80% of all PhDs eventually have to find a job outside academia?

Dr. Renée Niessen will provide an interactive morning to help you kick-start your career after your PhD or MSc. She will talk about career options outside academia, the value of a PhD and how to increase your employability. 

Receive tips and learn how to develop new skills in practical assignments. We will start Monday 12th of April at 09.00 followed by break out rooms and discussions. Around 10:00 hrs. we will invite champions who currently work in industry to join the call and tell you about their experiences. There will be plenty room for questions. The program will continue on Thursday 15thand Friday 16th of April (morning) with the practical sessions concerning your CV and LinkedIn account.

There are 20 places available, so secure your place and register a.s.a.p. We look forward to seeing you!

Costs for non-MM members: €100,- (0,15 ECTS)

Audience and participation



Renée Niessen
Elizabeth Koier
John Hays
Edwardo van den Bergh

Date, Time & Location


Full participation is  0,15 ECTS.


Course fees:
If not otherwise indicated, Erasmus MC PhD courses are free for Erasmus MC PhD candidates and Research Master students who use them as electives. Erasmus MC employees pay €100/day. External PhD candidates pay €100/day. Commercial and other external participants pay €200/day. There is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy:
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. 

All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. 

Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.


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