Mentoring Program

"Doing a PhD is a long-distance run. Don't run it alone!"

Mentoring Program for PhD Students 2020

This year, CERGE-EI offers a free mentoring workshops supporting PhD students, helping them to define career goals and the steps needed to achieve them. Workshops are open to students from other universities (and fields other than economics) within our Economics Discovery Hub platform (please register there).

Are you an academic institution who would like to start your own mentoring program? Please read our tips on a special PhDMentoring.cz web page we created in 2019.

Mentoring Program for Women Researchers 2019

The second round of the program started in January and finished in March 2019.

The program goal was to strengthen support for PhD students, encouraging them to pursue a successful research career. It run for two months and was organized in cooperation with the Centre for Gender and Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences. A specifically designed 6-hour workshop was offered, followed by a series of follow-up meetings with special guests and CERGE-EI alumni (sharing experiences of their work in academia, the private sector, and international organizations). The program was funded by the the British Embassy Prague.

Read our blog post summarizing the last workshop, and see photographs here.

Introductory Workshops: Friday, January 25, 2019 (first group of participants), February 15, 2019 (second group of participants)
Lecturers: Kateřina Cidlinská (Centre for Gender and Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences), Kateřina Machovcová (Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Meetings with special guests and alumni: March 1, 2019 (10:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00)
Topics: Career Progression (10:00-13:00),  Publications, Preparation for the Job Market (14:00-17:00)
Guests: Zuzana Brixiová (Technical University of Ostrava), Alexandra Tsvetkova (CERGE-EI Alumna, OECD Trento Centre for Local Development), Helena Fulková (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Academy of Sciences), Pavlína Louženská (Google Developers Launchpad), Inés Hardoy (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Anastasiya Shamshur (CERGE-EI Alumna, University of East Anglia), Jana Cahlíková (CERGE-EI Alumna, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich), Zuzana Fungáčová (CERGE-EI Alumna, Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition)
Networking Dinner: from 18:00

Program poster for download 2019

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Funded by the British Embassy Prague.
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Mentoring Program for Women Researchers 2018

The first round of the program started in October and finished in December 2018.
Photographs are available here.

Introductory Workshop: Friday, October 12, 2018 (9:00-16:00)
Lecturers: Kateřina Cidlinská (Centre for Gender and Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences), Kateřina Machovcová (Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Meeting with special guests and alumni (academia): November 9, 2018 (9:00-12:00)
Topics: Choosing a research topic, Career planning in academia, Job market in academia
Speakers: Mariola Pytliková (Assistant Professor, CERGE-EI), Zuzana Brixiová (Senior Researcher, Technical University of Ostrava), Eva Hromádková (Analyst, Czech National Bank; Program Director of the Master’s in Applied Economics, CERGE-EI), Anna Kochanová (Lecturer, Cardiff Business School)

Meeting with special guests and alumni (international organizations and private sector): November 30, 2018 (9:00-12:00)
Topics: Networking, Applying to international organizations, Work-life balance
Speakers: Anita Taci (Deputy Director - Strategy Coordination & Results, EBRD), Susan Walton (Partner, Frost Consulting; Member of CERGE-EI Foundation Board), Dragana Stanisic (Senior Consultant, GfK; Member of CERGE-EI Foundation Board), Alice Machová (Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young)

2018 Mentoring

Program poster for download 2018

Funded by the US Embassy in Prague within the Small Grants program.

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