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About the career perspective of a Ph.D. The Road to Succes Intermediair PhD Event 2008 Amsterdam, 22 april
<ul><li>The PhD in a global perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Student or Employee? </li></ul><ul><li>PhD and beyond </li></ul>...
Student or Employee? <ul><li>Ph.D. = Philosophiae Doctor  </li></ul><ul><li>PhD = Please Hire Desperate  </li></ul><ul><li...
Student or Employee? <ul><li>Student / Fellow: </li></ul><ul><li>Bursary, Grant, Stipend, Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>NL...
Student or Employee? <ul><li>NL: Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Official term: “Promovendus”  </li></ul><ul><li>(OIO, AIO, Jr ...
Student or Employee? <ul><li>Aim:  </li></ul><ul><li>To conduct and publish scientific research, based on the department’s...
Student or Employee? <ul><li>Core Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Research Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Research Plan </li></u...
Student or Employee <ul><li>PhD’s outside of Academia: </li></ul><ul><li>TopTech Institutes:  </li></ul><ul><li>TI Food & ...
PhD and beyond Source: Bart Noordam  http:// www.hetpnn.nl / index.php /promoveren/ PhD Postdoc Industry Industry Academia
PhD and beyond <ul><li>Ask your self: What do I like? </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental or Applied </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork ...
PhD and beyond <ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Post Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Tenure Track: to become a Professor </li></ul>
PhD and beyond <ul><li>“ More than 50 % outside the realm of  </li></ul><ul><li>academic research” </li></ul><ul><li>vs. <...
PhD and beyond <ul><li>Where do PhDs end up? </li></ul><ul><li>33 % University </li></ul><ul><li>16 % Industry </li></ul><...
PhD and beyond <ul><li>Where do PhDs want to end up? </li></ul>
Time to go to work <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Online  </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>To Find or to be F...
Personal (IRL) <ul><li>Network: Coworkers, Proffesors, Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations (PNN, LPP, ) </li></ul><ul><...
Personal (Online) <ul><li>Social Networks:  </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, Academici, Nature Network, </li></ul><ul><li>Hyves...
Online <ul><li>General Job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Monster(board) </li></ul><ul><li>Stepstone </li></ul><ul><li>Totaljobs...
Online <ul><li>Niche Job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduatestudentships.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs.ac.uk </li></ul><u...
Online <ul><li>Careersites </li></ul><ul><li>Werkenbij…. </li></ul><ul><li>Careersat…. </li></ul><ul><li>- www.?????.jobs ...
Print <ul><li>Newspapers: </li></ul><ul><li>De Pers </li></ul><ul><li>Volkskrant </li></ul><ul><li>NRC </li></ul><ul><li>M...
<ul><li>Did you know?/ Shift happens </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Fish  </li></ul><ul><li>http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com </li>...
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .
By the age of 38.
According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
Remarks, Questions, Additions? Alex den Haan [email_address]
 
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  1. 1. About the career perspective of a Ph.D. The Road to Succes Intermediair PhD Event 2008 Amsterdam, 22 april
  2. 2. <ul><li>The PhD in a global perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Student or Employee? </li></ul><ul><li>PhD and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to do when you grow up? </li></ul><ul><li>Time to go to work </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find your dreamjob? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Student or Employee? <ul><li>Ph.D. = Philosophiae Doctor </li></ul><ul><li>PhD = Please Hire Desperate </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Ages: Europe </li></ul><ul><li>19th century : Germany </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>20th century: Canada </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>21sth century: Around the World </li></ul>
  4. 4. Student or Employee? <ul><li>Student / Fellow: </li></ul><ul><li>Bursary, Grant, Stipend, Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>NL: “Bursalen” / “Beurspromovendi” </li></ul><ul><li>a.k.a. student research trainee </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student or Employee? <ul><li>NL: Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Official term: “Promovendus” </li></ul><ul><li>(OIO, AIO, Jr Researcher, Research Assistent) </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) </li></ul><ul><li>Salary Scale 10 (between 2 and 2,5 K € p/m) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Student or Employee? <ul><li>Aim: </li></ul><ul><li>To conduct and publish scientific research, based on the department’s researchplan and in consultation with the doctoral thesis supervisor or his/her assitent, with the aim of contributing to the development of scientific knowledge and understanding in a particular field of research, proved by the conferral of a doctorate within a specified period. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Student or Employee? <ul><li>Core Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Research Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Research Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Supervising Research Support Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of Research </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Supervising Students </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student or Employee <ul><li>PhD’s outside of Academia: </li></ul><ul><li>TopTech Institutes: </li></ul><ul><li>TI Food & Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Wetsus </li></ul><ul><li>TI Pharma </li></ul><ul><li>Hogescholen (Universities of applied sciences) </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys </li></ul>
  9. 9. PhD and beyond Source: Bart Noordam http:// www.hetpnn.nl / index.php /promoveren/ PhD Postdoc Industry Industry Academia
  10. 10. PhD and beyond <ul><li>Ask your self: What do I like? </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental or Applied </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork or Solo </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom or Dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Intravert or Extrovert </li></ul>
  11. 11. PhD and beyond <ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Post Doc </li></ul><ul><li>Tenure Track: to become a Professor </li></ul>
  12. 12. PhD and beyond <ul><li>“ More than 50 % outside the realm of </li></ul><ul><li>academic research” </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Only 20% find work in Universities” </li></ul><ul><li>(Research Institutions,Public Sector & NGO’s) </li></ul>
  13. 13. PhD and beyond <ul><li>Where do PhDs end up? </li></ul><ul><li>33 % University </li></ul><ul><li>16 % Industry </li></ul><ul><li>14 % Business & Finance </li></ul><ul><li>12 % Research Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>10 % Government </li></ul><ul><li>5 % Health </li></ul><ul><li>3 % Education </li></ul>
  14. 14. PhD and beyond <ul><li>Where do PhDs want to end up? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Time to go to work <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>To Find or to be Found? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Personal (IRL) <ul><li>Network: Coworkers, Proffesors, Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations (PNN, LPP, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fair & Events </li></ul>
  17. 17. Personal (Online) <ul><li>Social Networks: </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn, Academici, Nature Network, </li></ul><ul><li>Hyves? </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Publications </li></ul>
  18. 18. Online <ul><li>General Job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Monster(board) </li></ul><ul><li>Stepstone </li></ul><ul><li>Totaljobs </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediair </li></ul><ul><li>Volkskrantbanen </li></ul><ul><li>Profile, Agents, RSS </li></ul>
  19. 19. Online <ul><li>Niche Job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduatestudentships.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ERA MORE </li></ul><ul><li>Academics.de </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>AcademicTransfer.nl & AcademicTransfer.org </li></ul>
  20. 20. Online <ul><li>Careersites </li></ul><ul><li>Werkenbij…. </li></ul><ul><li>Careersat…. </li></ul><ul><li>- www.?????.jobs </li></ul><ul><li>(Vertical) Searchengines </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed.com, Simplyhired.com, Jobrapido.nl </li></ul>
  21. 21. Print <ul><li>Newspapers: </li></ul><ul><li>De Pers </li></ul><ul><li>Volkskrant </li></ul><ul><li>NRC </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines: </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediair </li></ul><ul><li>(Trade) Publications/Journals </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Did you know?/ Shift happens </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Fish </li></ul><ul><li>http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  23. 23. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .
  24. 24. By the age of 38.
  25. 25. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley . . .
  26. 26. The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.
  27. 27. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
  28. 28. Using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .
  29. 29. In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  30. 30. Remarks, Questions, Additions? Alex den Haan [email_address]

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