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Journée Carrières en Mathématiques (Carrer Day)

The Journée Carrières en Mathématiques 2023 (Career Day) will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm at Sorbonne University (4 place Jussieu, Paris 5e), in rooms 15/25- 102 and 15/25-104.

This day is organized under the frame of the program COFUND MathInParis2020, in partnership with Association Bernard Gregory (ABG). 



9:30-9:45 Welcome speeches

9:45-10:15 Careers in Higher Education and Research

10:15-10:45 Exploring the job market for PhDs and defining your career plan

10:45-11:05 Coffee break

11:05-12:15 Career alternatives for PhDs. Panel discussion with PhDs working outside academia

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Workshops

15:15-16:45 Workshops

17:00-17:15 Conclusion

Carrer workshops

Workshop #1 : Writing effective applications for the non-academic sector: CV and Cover letter 


  • Understand the role of the CV and cover letter in the recruitment process
  • Learn about the differences between countries (focus on the destinations preferred by researchers)
  • Build effective communication tools for the socio-economic sector

Methodological and conceptual contributions

  • Communicate effectively in writing
  • Build a CV for the socio-economic sector
  • Writing an effective cover letter


Workshop #2 : Preparing for job interviews outside academia


  • Understand the challenges of recruitment and the expectations of recruiters
  • Know how to prepare for recruitment interviews
  • Adopt a professional approach throughout the recruitment process

Methodological and conceptual contibutions

  • Communicate effectively orally
  • The process and different recruitment methods in the socio-economic sector
  • Prepare your recruitment interviews
  • Debriefing interviews and ensuring follow-up
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