Special event on the theme of networking

Special event on the theme of networking for PhD candidates and postdocs 24 June 2021 – 4-5.30 p.m. – Online | Programme | Speakers
 

Special event on the theme of networking for PhD candidates and postdocs 24 June 2021 – 4-5.30 p.m. – Online

A special event dedicated to the topic of networking co-organised by the Graduate Campus and the Alumni Office will take place online on Thursday 24 June from 4 to 5.30 p.m.
 
Would you like to better understand the role of networking in the development of a career path, whether academic or beyond academia? Are you hesitating to start networking, unsure how to go about it, or yet to be convinced of its importance?
 
Take part in this special event for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers! Learn from the experience of three former UNIL PhD candidates. They will present the possibilities of what the network can do, as well as the multiple ways to create, develop and maintain it. This is your opportunity to come and ask your questions and exchange with speakers from different professional backgrounds!
 
The event will be held in English (with the possibility to ask your questions in French).
Please note that the number of participants is limited. 

Programme

16:00
Welcome and introduction
Verity Elston, Head of Careers Advice for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers, Graduate Campus, UNIL.
Anne Develey, Project Officer, Graduate Campus, UNIL.
Jeyanthy Geymeier, Acting Head of the Alumni Office, UNIL.

Speakers’ presentations
Alexandre Afonso (SSP, 2010), Associate Professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Nicole
Mathys (HEC, 2007), Head of the Bases section at the Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE and Adjunct Professor at the University of Neuchâtel.
Joël da Palma (FBM, 2015), healthcare consultant in innovation, Lausanne.

Interactive session: “How to create, activate and maintain your network”
The audience will be split into three sub-groups in order to facilitate exchange between the audience and the speakers. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to each of the speakers as the latter rotate through each room.

17:30
Closing

Speakers

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Alexandre Afonso
(SSP, 2010)

Alexandre Afonso is an Associate Professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Lausanne in 2010. He has held research and teaching positions at King's College London, the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the European University Institute in Florence. He is currently writing a book on the welfare state and immigration policy under contract with Oxford University Press.

 

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Nicole A. Mathys
(HEC, 2007)

Nicole Mathys is head of the Bases section at the Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE since 2013. The Bases section provides data, analyses, develops and maintains models and is the centre of competence for economic issues in spatial development, mobility and transport. Nicole Mathys holds a degree in political economy from the University of Neuchâtel, where she still works as Adjunct Professor. She obtained her PhD in Economics  from the University of Lausanne in 2007.

 

 

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Joël da Palma
(FBM, 2015)

Trained as a marine biologist, Joël da Palma is currently working as a healthcare consultant in innovation, helping companies get the most out of their products and technologies. He has a background in fundamental research, with a postdoc and PhD in the virology field and experience in pharma R&D and freelancing. He obtained his PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne in 2015.

 

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