PhD's Career and Talent development plan

A Talent Development training path tailored made for PhD holders, to provide them with skills allowing to pursue careers in both the academic and non-academic sectors.

Tips and advice on things like:

Know the labour market and find a job that is suitable to your qualifications

Strategies to land the perfect job

How to stand out and get hired

These are some of the issues raised from SISSA's PhD Students and collected through their Representatives and SISSA Club.

We plan to delve into them in the upcoming webinars and to help to explore the endless possibilities in front of you from different perspecives:




14th May 2021 - from 11.30 to 12.30 a.m.

Job Search Skills: tips and tricks to communicate your value

How to stand out from the crowd? How to pick your best achievements and communicate it?

You will discover, from the point of view of an headhunter, how to convey the right message to attract attention, both writing a killer resume and handle a job interview successfully.


Silvia Rapallo

Leadership Advisory Consultant at Egon Zehnder, the world's largest privately held executive search firm and talent strategy. Silvia provides leadership development services including management assessment, team effectiveness consulting, and accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles. Silvia held several leadership roles at Wind Telecommunications in Italy and previously, she was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, leading strategy, sales and marketing, and operations engagements.


At the end of the webinar you can have a 15-minutes online appointments with Valorisation&Innovation Office's Staff to receive personalising feedback via CV-check.



23rd April 2021 - from 11.30 to 12.30 a.m.

Finding your way around the job jungle

What is the job panorama for your future as a PhD? What is the work culture? How do companies look for talent?

Two women, with a great experience with innovation and in the managing of PhDs, will give us some point of views to get the future career that will make you happy and fulfilled and how to get ready to face any challenge head-on.


Viktoria Roos

Open Innovation Leader at Electrolux Professional, she was the Coordinator of external research collaborations within the Electrolux Professional Global R&D at The Research Hub by Electrolux Professional, a place to create meeting points between the academia world and the industry. She is passionate about sustainability, innovation and science communication and she enjoys working in diverse international teams and finding solutions for challenges.

Lucia Faccio

Partner Sofinnova Telethon Fund, she received hers Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology at the Harvard Medical School. She worked in Fondazione Telethon as Director of Research & Development for 7 years and she was the Director Office Biotechnology Transfer and Licensing Manager at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute fore 12 years.