Interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers 2022

Block your diary and join us on Monday 16 May 2022 in the ICC Ghent for thé career event of the year! The in-person fair will be preceded by an online offer of CV analysis, speed career coaching and workshops.

The cross-disciplinary Job Market for Young Researchers, co-organised by UGent, KU Leuven, VUB, UAntwerpen and UHasselt, provides a unique opportunity to meet in person + 100 companies and organisations, collect valuable industry information, build networks, practice and sharpen interview techniques, join onsite workshops and so much more in the ICC Ghent.

In addition we offer online CV analysis and speed career coaching (28 March) and a varied online workshop programme (between 28 March and 16 May) in the run-up to the in-person fair. Stay tuned for further news!

Please visit the Job Market for Young Researchers website for an overview of the participating companies and organisations, and for further information about the online CV analysis and speed career coaching, as well as the (online & onsite) workshops.

The event is free to attend, just register!

CV analysis: free of charge, but book an appointment asap

CV analysis is offered online on Monday 28 March. Unfortunately, places are limited, so do not postpone booking your 20-minute online consultation with an expert. 
Having received confirmation upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and book an appointment for a CV check. Do not forget to upload your CV!

Personalised career coaching: do not miss it!

Do you need help identifying your skills set and selling it? Are you doubting your career direction? Do you not know how to competitively market yourself? Ask one of our career coaches! Book a 20-minute online coaching session on Monday 28 March and discuss your most urgent career question. Having received confirmation upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and book your consultation appointment. Do not forget to upload your career question! 

Workshops & info sessions

Find out about the hiring trends in the current PhD job market through a range of online webinars (28 March) and interactive online Career Lunches (from 29 March until 12 May). The list of career lunches as shown below is preliminary. We bundle all online workshops, Career Lunches, and panel discussions in the PhD Talent Pool. Log into the Talent Pool to stay updated!

Tuesday 29 March (12-1 PM)

PhD @ KBC means your skills are in the right place!

Thursday 31 March (12-1 PM)

The ‘write’ start at Emtex

Tuesday 19 April (12-1 PM)

Come create @ NOKIA the technology that helps the world act together

Thursday 21 April (12-1 PM)

Start your career @ Euroclear - Start @ the heart of the financial markets

A day in the life of…: a data scientist and chemist sharing their experiences at Janssen Pharmaceutica

Tuesday 26 April (12-1 PM)

IQVIA, where you can put your passions to work! Your skills can reshape the future of healthcare!

Thursday 28 April (12-1 PM)

PhD Career @ Bain & Company

Tuesday 3 May ((12-1 PM)

Research for a changing society – Forschungszentrum Jülich as Employer

AI in a business world - AI @ Addestino

Thursday 5 May (12-1 PM)

Careers with the EU institutions

GRANUTOOLS shout-out to PhDs with a passion for Science & Technology

Tuesday 10 May (12-1:30 PM)



Part 1 of this workshop is offered on 28 March.

The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks, part 2: On safety and freedom & how to find your tribe in the job market by dr. Natalia Bielczyk


Thursday 12 May (12-2 PM)

Online panel discussion Career paths of PhD holders in Humanities and Social Sciences


Participation is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. 

On Monday 16 May PhD candidates and postdocs will be able to take part in a range of onsite career-focused workshops to be organised in the ICC Ghent. Participation in the Job Market for Young Researchers is free of charge, but advance registration is required. 

Prepare for the fair

Much like the workplace, the interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers provides opportunities first and foremost to those who are driven to succeed. Make use of the CV checks, speed career coaching, the career orientation workshops and career lunches that will be organised online in the run-up to the in-person fair, and put the advice given into practice in the ICC Ghent on 16 May. 

Recognition as transferable skills seminar

UGent doctoral candidates who would like to have their job fair attendance recognised as a transferable skills seminar (cluster ‘career management’), are expected to combine their visit to the in-person fair with participation in at least 2 other activities (online CV analysis (28/3), online speed career coaching (28/3), online (28/3) or onsite (16/5) workshops). Please pick up a fair attendance form from the UGent booth (Casino hall) as you enter the fair, and return it to same booth once it has been completed. In case of further questions, contact dr. Katrien Daemen-de Gelder.


Online & ICC Ghent for in-person job fair.