AcademicTransfer organizes virtual events, for all members in the cooperation using the "International Suite".
The most important characteristics of virtual events are:
Often, delegates are (assistant-, associate-, or full) professors, since the research proposals from the candidates have to be judged. Also, 1-on-1 interviews are all about going "in-depth" about the research ideas of the candidate. Sometimes, faculty recruiters or advisors from graduate schools act as a delegate. These delegates can be assisted by so-called supporting delegates. Often, faculty staff or HR employees, assisting the delegate with the pre-selection of candidates. 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.
Each cluster of delegates from the same university or university medical center, share the same virtual booth. This is a place, where you can share brochures and information with the candidates. Also, 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 1-on-1 interviews can be held with up to 3 booth members and 1 candidate.
There is no additional fee for an organisation's booth, regardless of the number of delegates or supporting delegates. The virtual booth at the venue, during the event days, is sponsored by AcademicTransfer.
Doing a virtual event has some pro's and con's compared to more traditional live events. What we learned from past experiences and delegate evaluations is:
But there are also some cons:
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!