Pre-Career Day workshops – Thursday 14 March

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

If you are a doctoral candidate registered in the Transferable skills course “Be ready for the job market”, attendance to the pre-career day workshops is mandatory.

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PhD Career Day – Tuesday 26 March 2024

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 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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11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.30Lunch breakLunch breakLunch break
12.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.30Alumni Talk «They made it, you will.» Exchange with PhD holders who started a career beyond academia in Luxembourg, by EURAXESS
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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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14.30 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.30How to create a spin-off
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15.30 - 16.00

Identifying your skills to prepare your CV

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.

Alumni Talk «They made it, you will.» Exchange with PhD holders who started a career beyond academia in Luxembourg, by EURAXESS

Moderators : Aliénor Didier, Euraxess

Programme :

You wonder which application strategies work, how to position yourself on the job market beyond academia in Luxembourg, how to prepare best for the sector/field you could imagine working in? Meet researchers who did their doctorate or postdoc at the University of Luxembourg and be prepared to: discover new career paths and job profiles for researchers, gain job leads for yourself and useful tips for a smooth job transition. Our topics will span from the value of internships over professional networking and the benefits of building your personal brand to spontaneous applications. We count on your questions for a lively exchange. Our alumni currently working at the European Investment Bank, Foyer Insurances and Arcelor Mittal are looking forward to sharing their experiences with you.



  • Former position beyond academia: STATEC (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies Luxembourg)
  • Extramural Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Management, University of Luxembourg
  • Postdoctoral Researcher: Luxembourg School of Finance,
  • Doctoral Researcher: Centre for Research in Economics and Management (CREA),

Niccolo’ GENTILE: Research-Oriented Data Scientist, FOYER GROUP

  • Internship beyond academia: Amazon Luxembourg
  • Postdoctoral and Doctoral Researcher: Department of Economics and Management,

Shilton RICA: Technical Sales Manager & Market Developer, ARCELOR MITTAL

  • Evolution within Arcelor Mittal: Senior Design Engineer – Technical Sales Manager
  • Lecturer University of Luxembourg
  • Doctoral Researcher: Department of Engineering,

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 and Entrepreneurship Programme is there to support you. Entrepreneurship Programme gives the community of the University of Luxembourg a possibility to participate in initiatives that allow them to acquire business skills like Introduction to Entrepreneurship and the International Summer School on Knowledge-Driven Innovation & Entrepreneurship. It works closely with the University of Luxembourg Incubator, a place dedicated to providing support in bringing the University’s business ideas to the market.

Agenda :

ADEM programs for founders and PhD students as employees for startups (Jean-Marc Gaspard)Introduction to University of Luxembourg Incubator and Entrepreneurship Programme support ecosystem (Liza Shliakhova)

Roundtable of startups  – open to audience questions (Diana Caputo)

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

More to come

More to come

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Speaker: M. Guy Schuman

RSS-Hydro actively seeks innovative solutions by conducting thorough research to stay at the forefront of industry advancements. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our robust applied research initiatives. Our team of internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and data analysts collaborates with universities, RTOs and corporate businesses to push the boundaries. We harness the latest advancements in remote sensing, flood modelling, geospatial analysis, and machine learning to develop new solutions in order to continuously improve our services and products.

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

Who is LIST?

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) transforms scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data & tools to empower citizens, public authorities and businesses in their decisions.

Want to be part of us? Are you in any of the following fields?

LIST is active in the fields of information technology, materials, space resources and the environment, and works across the entire innovation chain, from basic and applied research to technology incubation and transfer.

Recruitment process at LIST

Practical guide line how to apply to work at LIST

LARI - Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity

The first part of the presentation will focus on what being a good researcher means and how the normative aspects of role-expectations towards researchers and related challenges may differ along career trajectories.The presentation will also introduce some tools and platforms that may help researchers in navigating normative challenges.

The second part will introduce the work of research integrity and research ethics professionals and describe their often multi-faceted roles in more detail.

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‘escent is a human-sized company with a mission to guide our clients toward their goals by executing digital transformation projects. Our core activities revolve around business analysis and project management. At ‘escent we embrace social responsibility and foster positive energy and well-being among our colleagues and clients.

Business Analyst Description:

What Does a Business Analyst Do?

Business Analyst plays a crucial role in ensuring that an organization’s business objectives are met. They achieve this by identifying and documenting clients’ business requirements and processes. Acting as a bridge between various business stakeholders and the project team, they facilitate effective communication and alignment.

But here’s the exciting part: being a Business Analyst is anything but routine! Each day brings new challenges, allowing you to explore uncharted territories and find innovative solutions. During your assignments, you’ll collaborate with diverse teams, ensuring that all needs are thoroughly considered.

In summary, a Business Analyst possesses a well-balanced mix of soft skills (such as interpersonal communication) and hard skills (including analytical abilities and modeling expertise).

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At ‘escent, we have always placed special emphasis on continuous talent development. It is encrypted in our DNA to identify potential among young graduates and professionals, supporting them in their growth as business analysts on IT digital transformation projects.

Our 10-day intensive Academy program covers a comprehensive range of best practices, including business analysis, agile delivery, SQL proficiency, quality assurance, process modeling, and soft skills. But that’s not all—after the training period, fresh graduates embark on their first client assignment, guided by a senior consultant for 15-month mentorship. This experience serves as a powerful boost to kickstart their consultancy careers!

We collaborate closely with our clients to pinpoint suitable assignments, ensuring a smooth start. While our focus is primarily on the banking and financial sectors, we also extend our expertise to the public sector, insurance, energy, and health industries.

DataThings : intelligent software systems

  • DataThings: an SNT/ spin-off company
  • DataThings Activities (Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Digital Twins)
  • 3 Reference projects
  • Talents@DataThings