2020 EFMD Job Fair for PhDs in Business and Management

practical information

Venue

ESCP Berlin
Heubnerweg 8-10
D-14059 Berlin
Germany

Fees

Participation is free of charge for PhD candidates, including all the social activities included in the event’s flow (cocktail, lunches, coffee breaks).

Participation fee for recruiting schools and universities:

  • EFMD Member: €850 (+19% VAT) for the first recruiter in a group.
    The second gets a 15% discount and from the 3rd recruiter, a 30% discount is applicable.
  • EFMD Non-Member: €1.100 (+19% VAT) for the first recruiter in a group.
    The second gets a 15% discount and from the 3rd recruiter, a 30% discount is applicable.

This fee for recruiting schools and universities includes:

  • participation of selected number of recruiters representing the school/university. A school/university add recruiters by managing its group after the registration is complete.
  • Booking a private interview room is possible and will be charged in addition to the fee (€300 +19% VAT)
  • all the social activities included in the event’s flow (cocktail, lunches, coffee breaks etc.)

Candidates

Register as a Candidate

By submitting your CV and the additional materials you could be selected for an interview by one of the participating institutions.

Come back to your profile after 21 September to see the list of recruiting schools and universities!

Material to submit

As part of the registration process, you are expected to upload:

  • your CV
  • your Job Market Paper (A Job Market Paper is the best paper that the candidate has written so far on his research. It can be already published or not and confidentiality is guaranteed)
  • a recent picture

Please note that these documents are mandatory to participate in the Job Fair. Don’t forget to upload them in due time.

You can also upload additional documents such as:

  • a brief research statement
  • a brief teaching statement
  • information about your Doctoral Supervisor
  • recommendation letters

Your profile can be updated until 18 September, EOB. Then, the material will be made accessible to the recruiters to schedule interviews with the candidates that interest them.

Please don't hesitate to contact the manager with a specific request.

Tips

You will have precisely 15 minutes at the Fair to present your Job Market paper. A 5-minute Q&As will follow.

It is important to use those 15 minutes effectively. Here are some tips to be most successful:

  1. Arrive on time, 5 minutes before your session schedule. Between each presentation, there will be a 5 minute break. Introduce yourself to the moderator.
  2. The moderator is instructed to keep each session on time and will signal you towards the end of your presentation to say how much time you have left.
  3. Prepare slides: about 8 slides should be used, max. 10. Have your slides checked by someone to avoid any mistakes! Always bring a backup version (in pdf) of your presentation on a USB device.
  4. If you present tabled results, use a clear lay-out and letter type large enough to ensure that audience in the back of the room can still comfortably read your slides.
  5. Your presentation is a “research question and findings” presentation. However, do not direct your presentation at specialists. Keep it simple and assume that the audience knows about your specific research area only in general terms.
  6. Be concise and to the point! You can surprisingly say a lot in 15 minutes if you do not go into details. Here is how you can structure your presentation:
    • introduce briefly yourself and your career plan;
    • introduce your research question;
    • briefly discuss existing answers in the literature;
    • describe your findings/answers;
    • explain your research method (and data (sources) used when relevant).
    • conclude by highlighting your contribution to the research literature in your area.
  7. Rehearse as much as possible, in front of an audience. You will then feel more at ease on the big day. If you exceed your time, make some changes.
  8. Please note that there will be 5 minutes dedicated to Q&As. This will allow the recruiters to better understand your work and career plans.

Recruiters

Register as a Recruiter

As recruiter, you will receive relevant information about all the PhD candidates through the website of the event, organised by research and teaching areas. Please consult the Participants’ Profile section after 21 September in order to view the profiles of all registered candidates. Interviews with the job-seeking candidates can be scheduled:

  • Within the 3 weeks preceding the event (from 21 September), after studying the candidate’s profile on the website
  • During the conference, after seeing an interesting presentation or after interaction with the candidate.

You can book private interview rooms. Temporary interview booths will also be installed at ESCP Berlin. Interviews can also be arranged more informally in the surroundings of the School.

Please don't hesitate to contact the manager with a specific request.

Transportation

ESCP Berlin is located 11 min away from Berlin Tegel Airport and 30 min from Berlin Schönefeld Airport

Access to ESCP Berlin by public transportation:

  • S-Bahn: Westend Station
    on trains S41, S42, S46
  • Bus: Schlosspark-Klinik on line 309
    Sophie-Charlotten-Str. on lines 309, M45

More details on public transportation here

Accommodation

All participants are expected to make their own hotel arrangements.