Tuesday 26 March 2024

Pre-Career Day workshops

Maison du Savoir Belval
  • 9h – 11h30 – Identifying your skills to prepare your CV
  • 13h – 17h – Prepare your CV and your Elevator pitch for the PhD Career Day

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Career Day

Maison des Arts et des Étudiants - From 10.00 to 16.00

Individual interviews with representatives from the participating companies, institutions, and public or private organisations.

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Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Company presentations
9.30 - 10.00WelcomeWelcomeWelcome
10.00 - 10.30LUXINNOVATION
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Work permits
by Jonathan Pereira Neves
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10.30 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.30Crossing the border and moving outside academia
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GovJobs : working in the public sector
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11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.30Lunch breakLunch breakLunch break
12.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.30Meet former researchers who made their way outside academia in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI)
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13.30 - 14.00
14.00 - 14.30Introduction to the Luxembourgish labor market
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Discover your Career Centre
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Coming soon
14.30 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.30How to create a spin-off
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LinkedIn: Tips and tricks
E-reputation: Managing your online image
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Coming soon
15.30 - 16.00

Identifying your skills

Moderators : Inês Crisostomo (Project officer

As you approach the end of your academic journey and contemplate your next career move you start thinking about skills, and strengths: how will you portray yourself to potential employers? What will you write on your CV?  Unlock the power of self-awareness and discover your skills in this interactive workshop.

We will delve deep into identifying and articulating the valuable skills you’ve acquired throughout your doctoral studies. Through interactive exercises and guided reflections, you’ll gain clarity on your strengths, weaknesses, and transferable skills essential for success in diverse career paths.

Training CV and interviews

Speaker: Rémi Crestani

  • understand the expectations of potential employers on the PhD Career Day fair
  • make a good first impression when talking to potential employers
  • learn how to pitch oneself concisely and efficiently
  • learn how to put your skills forward
  • describe your professional projects and aspirations
  • show interest about job offers, interact and ask questions about them
  • understand the requirements of ‘scientific’ CV’s
  • improve a CV and make it impressive


Speaker: Leonardo Tonetto and Stefano Pozzimucelli

  • Presentation of Luxinnovation
  • The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme
  • What is Fit4Start
  • Dicovering the ERC

Crossing the Border and moving outside academia

Moderators : Paula Souza (Strategic Advisor to the Vice-rector for Research,, Inês Crisostomo (Project Manager

Programme :

Join us for a 1-hour workshop focused on navigating the transition from academia to non-academic careers. We’ll explore strategies for preparing yourself for new opportunities, highlight funding schemes available to support you, and introduce different resources and tools. This session is designed to be interactive, so come ready to share your challenges and questions. Together, we’ll think about options and possible action plans to support you in the transition.

Meet former researchers who made their way outside academia in Luxembourg

Moderators : Aliénor Didier, Euraxess

Programme : more details coming soon

Introduction to the Luxembourgish labor market

Speaker: Céline Hiéronimus

  • Know the country’s diversification strategies
  • Analyse the economic sectors that are recruiting
  • Recognize the multilingual work environment
  • Understand specific characteristics of Luxembourg’s work culture
  • Characterize the country’s labour market

How to create a spin-off?

If you decide to build your own company, the team of the University of Luxembourg Incubator is there to support you in bringing your business idea to the market.

To allow you to get a good impression of what it takes to run your own business, the Incubator invites entrepreneurs from Luxembourg and abroad to share their story and to provide advice to those who want to follow the same path.

Agenda :

Welcome and Introduction to ULI support ecosystem (Pranjul Shah)

ADEM programs for founders and PhD students as employees for startups (Jean-Marc Gaspard)

Roundtable of startups  – open to audience questionaire (Moderator (s) – TBD)

Startups at their booths and students have the opportunity to meet & network startups at their tables

Work permits for non-EU candidates

Speaker: Jonathan Pereira Neves  ADEM

The right of residence and the right to engage in professional activities in Luxembourg.

  • Transition from studies to the professional path
  • Right of residence in Luxembourg in relation with a professional activity
  • Foreign labor certificate

GovJobs : working in the public sector

Speakers : Philippe Hank and Anne Van den Bulcke

The Luxembourg public sector is a group of people providing public services who are employed under the status of civil servant, employee or salaried worker.

The public sector offers a wide range of career opportunities with a variety of tasks. These professions have two fundamental characteristics in common: working in the general interest and providing a high-quality public service.

KPMG: discovering the audit sector

Speakers : KPMG

Discover the different sectors within KPMG

Alumni for life and Career Centre

Alumni : You spend a few years at the University of Luxembourg as PhD students students but will spend the rest of your lives as alumni. Discover more about the GradPack of professional benefits and services for new alumni as well as the services which will be developed on the brand new Alumni Platform.

Career Centre: PhDs candidates and Postdocs, our goal is to help you prepare for a world of great opportunities when you graduate. We offer tailored support, advice, we work with you to identify your aspirations, strengths, potential, talents and passions.

Discover what the Alumni officer and the Career Centre have to offer!

LinkedIn: Tips and tricks - E-reputation: Managing your online image

Speaker: Aswin Lutchanah – Social Media Manager

  • Presentation of LinkedIn
  • How to create an account
  • How to look for a job
  • Put your CV online
  • Increase your visibility

How FNR can support career development in research

You have your PhD in the pocket and dream of making a career in research. A presentation will be given on how FNR activities and funding instruments can support young PhD holders in the development of their career as an independent researcher. The presentation will be followed by an interactive session where you can learn about the emerging topic of research culture, and how it can make a difference in your future career in research!

Marie-Claude Marx and Sean Sapcariu from the FNR will take you through it and be available for questions and discussion.

LIST – Presentation of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

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LARI - Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity

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