Career Counseling: Tuesday sessions (Ghent)

Career Counseling: Tuesday sessions (Ghent)

career development

Online or FSVMII

Start date:

01 January 2021


Sessions of 1.5h can be booked throughout the year

General context

The career counseling sessions take place via skype,, Teams, or face-to-face. Please feel free to book your session. Lucia Smit (Braingain) will contact you to discuss the practical aspects of your session.


The aim of the individual career counselling sessions is to support VIB employees with urgent career questions.


The Career Counselling sessions take 90 minutes and will give you the opportunity to help you with:

  • Extra support for preparing an application
  • Practising a job interview
  • Motivational questions 
  • Discussing a career opportunity
  • Work life balance
  • Dealing with stress
  • Preparing for a performance review with your group leader
  • Etcetera.
Event intended for

Everybody working at VIB with urgent career questions

Extra information
  • A booking can be cancelled until 24 hours before the actual career counselling takes place. Otherwise it will be considered as actual career counselling hours.
  • The career counselling will take place at VIB offices in Ghent or via skype, dependent on the number of participants. Participants will be informed consequently.
  • The career counselling sessions are also organised in Leuven, Brussels and Antwerp.


Lucia Smit, Braingain

Doctor Lucia Smit is a professional career guide for PhDs and postdoctoral researchers. After finishing her dissertation on the careers of PhDs in the private sector at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, she started to guide high potentials in their careers and developed several tools to optimize their placement in a non-academic context. Doctor Lucia Smit is member of international OECD working group on the careers of doctorate holders and consultant for private companies on their R&D and HR strategy for more than 10 years.


Contact Lucia Smit, Braingain :

Practical info

Location & Venue
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM

Technologiepark 71
9052 Zwijnaarde

Public transport
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Public transport


At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses: Buses 70, 71 and 72 ("Tramstraat"). You get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge. Walk into the park to the roundabout and then straight on. The UGent-VIB research building is the first building on the left.

There is also a shuttle bus between Gent-Sint-Pieters and Technologiepark, more information can be found here.


Route description
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM

Route description

There is free parking available in front of the building.

Venue contact
UGent-VIB Research Building FSVM
Location contact

+32 9 331 36 00

Extra information

Room L0 (FSVMII)