Our online recruitment tool for professors and university recruiters.
The International Suite makes recruiting candidates from abroad very easy. It is a virtual event service, and gives professors and faculty recruiters access to three facilities:
AcademicTransfer organises virtual events for all members in the cooperation. The virtual events are often focused on a target group, like Master’s students considering a PhD in the Netherlands, and on one or more specific countries or scientific disciplines.
We aim to connect international candidates with professors and recruiters in the Netherlands. It's a great opportunity to draw international attention to your organisation.
You can participate as a delegate or supporting delegate. But what is the difference?
Often, delegates are (assistant-, associate-, or full) professors, since the candidates' research proposals have to be judged. Also, in the one-on-one interviews the research ideas of the candidate are discussed. Sometimes, faculty recruiters or advisors from graduate schools act as a delegate.
The delegates can be assisted by supporting delegates. Often, faculty staff or HR employees, assisting the delegate with the candidate pre-selection. Both delegates and supporting delegates can assess the same candidate database and see each other's preferences regarding candidate profiles.
The whole system is based on putting the delegates in the spotlight: they are the real persons to talk to during the interview. Only delegates have a personal profile page, of which are over 40 examples shown on this page from our China event 2020. And only delegates have the ability to invite candidates and schedule interviews.
Every participating university or umc gets a virtual booth. Here you can draw attention to your organisational brand and share brochures with information for the candidates. You can also find the chat and video call facilities in your booth. One or more supporting delegates can be present in the virtual booth to answer general questions during the event. Furthermore, presentations can be hosted from within your booth. All one-on-one interviews can be held with up to 3 booth members and 1 candidate.
Doing a virtual event has some pros and cons compared to more traditional live events. What we learned from past experiences and delegate evaluations is:
But there are also some cons:
How do you pre-select candidates and plan the interviews? What does the virtual exhibition floor looks like? We made an instruction video for our first virtual event, the PhD Workshop China in 2020. In this in-depth video we explain how the system works and what you can expect at the fair day(s).
Events are relatively easy to set up, and can be targeted on specific countries, job types, or scientific disciplines. If you have ideas about setting up a virtual event for a specific target audience, please contact Jeroen Sparla, about the possibilities we can offer. If you have ideas about reaching out to the target audience, we have the technical means to do so!
The following events are waiting for you...
(Are you a candidate, then it's best to follow this link: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/events/)
otherwise, as a potential delegate click the orange button