Interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers 2024

Block your diary and join us on Thursday 28 March 2024 in Flanders Expo Ghent for the career event of the year! The in-person job fair will be preceded by an online offer of CV analysis, speed career coaching and career lunches.

The cross-disciplinary Job Market for Young Researchers, co-organised by UGent, KU Leuven, VUB, UAntwerpen and UHasselt, provides a unique opportunity to meet in person a wide range of companies and organisations, collect valuable industry information, build networks, practice and sharpen interview techniques, join onsite workshops and so much more in Flanders Expo Ghent.

Watch the after movie of the 2023 edition, so you know what to expect!

In addition, online CV analysis and speed career coaching will be offered on 12 March 2024 and a series of online career lunches are hosted in the immediate run-up to the in-person fair.

Participation in the Job Market for Young Researchers is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration opens on 1 February 2024.

CV analysis: book an appointment

CV analysis is offered online on Tuesday 12 March. Unfortunately, places are limited, so do not postpone booking your 20-minute online consultation with an expert.
Having received upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and book an appointment for a CV check. You need to upload your CV to be able to book your appointment.

Personalised career coaching: do not miss it

Do you need help identifying your skills set and selling it? Are you doubting your career direction? Do you not know how to competitively market yourself? Ask one of our career coaches! Book a 20-minute online coaching session on Tuesday 12 March and discuss your most urgent career question. Having received confirmation upon registration for the fair, you will be able to log in and book your consultation appointment. You need to upload your career question to be able to book your appointment!

Career lunches: tap into a wealth of information

Find out about the hiring trends in the current PhD job market through a range of interactive online career lunches (from 8 February through to 21 March). Stay tuned for updates on the programme.

On Thursday 28 March PhD candidates and postdocs will be able to take part in a range of onsite career-focused workshops to be organised in Flanders Expo Ghent. The programme is under construction. Bear with us for further information.

Prepare for the fair

Much like the workplace, the interuniversity Job Market for Young Researchers provides opportunities first and foremost to those who are driven to succeed. Make use of the CV checks, speed career coaching and career lunches that will be organised online in the run-up to the in-person fair, and put the advice given into practice in Flanders Expo Ghent on 28 March 2024.


Online & at Flanders Expo Ghent for the in-person job fair.


In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact dr. Katrien Daemen-de Gelder