GIANT Junior Ambassadors (#GJA team)
The GIANT Innovation Campus provides many opportunities for local PhD students to network and learn new soft skills. For a junior scientists, navigating the research and industrial ecosystems with their many stakeholders can be daunting. Finding ways to meet and work with colleagues at other institutions is also a challenge. The GIANT Student Network helps young researchers in Grenoble get to know each other and find their feet.
A network created by PhD students for PhD students
A new team of GIANT Junior Ambassadors (GJAs) made up of PhD students working at campus laboratories coordinates the network each year. The GJAs liaise between communities within and outside GIANT, including students, scientists, international visitors, and businesspeople from companies of all types, including startups.
They also organize two flagship events that mark PhD students’ academic year at GIANT:
- The Junior Scientist & Industry annual meeting (JSIam): the must-attend networking event where young researchers can explore career opportunities in industry and build their networks
- GIANT Orientation day (#GOday): an event that brings new PhD students together around campus tours and information, so that they can take full advantage of the campus, its cutting-edge facilities, and all the opportunities it offers.
Become a GIANT Junior Ambassador!
Being a Junior Ambassador is a motivating experience. The demands are flexible and you can contribute in a variety of ways. GIANT PhD students who would like to get involved in building the student community and developing their own organizational and leadership skills are encouraged to apply here.
Get to know the current team—check out our Instagram: @giant_grenoble