Career portal

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Introduction

Young academics have to make a decisive career choice: either to pursue a science career or to look at alternative options of which there are many. The choice for a science career generally results in a postdoc position as a first job after one's PhD. But of course there are several other pathways to go into after finishing your PhD, that may be equally rewarding. At PE&RC, we notice, however, that people generally find it difficult to decide which direction to go into after finishing the PhD project. For one, this is because they do not so clearly know what to expect from the different career paths, or because they have never really analysed their ambitions, strengths, and weaknesses, or because they have just been too occupied with finishing the PhD to think about anything after that at all.

Here, we try to create a space where our PhD candidates and postdocs can find more information about the different career options following up on a PhD or postdoc position, and we also aim to share some of the PE&RC alumni experiences here. They provide perfect examples of career options after your PhD or after your postdoc.

Career perspectives

From here, you can browse further into the different career perspectives, by clicking the items in the non-exclusive list of options below.

 
Career-oriented courses

Here, you will find an overview of career-oriented courses organised or supported by PE&RC or its partner institutes. If you know of courses that should be in this list, but are not currently here, please send the name and link of the course to office.pe@wur.nl, so we can include it here for others.

 
Other Career-oriented activities

We would like to provide an overview of other career-oriented activities here, such as Career Days, excursions to PE&RC alumni, Open Days at research institutes or companies, etc. If you know of activities that should be in this list, but are not currently here, please send the name and link of the activity to office.pe@wur.nl, so we can include it here for others.