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Hey, guys! I'm thinking about applying for a PhD in Economics at ISCTE. Can anyone tell me about the internship opportunities after the PhD in Economics in Portugal. Are there doctoral opportunities in the private sector, such as data science or finance?
 

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Hey, guys! I'm thinking about applying for a PhD in Economics at ISCTE. Can anyone tell me about the internship opportunities after the PhD in Economics in Portugal. Are there doctoral opportunities in the private sector, such as data science or finance?
Hi @pranav!

I can't really attest for opportunities with a PhD in Economics. Certainly for a good chunk of jobs, especially in high-tech companies (Feedzai, Farfetch and other unicorns) it is definitely seen as a plus but jobs in the area would circle mostly around customer success and analytics in that sense. For data science, I'm not sure it would be easy coming from a economics background as there are some positions for data science and they will require a PhD in more "technical" and related fields such as mathematics, computer science and others. I recommend you to look around LinkedIn and try to get a better picture of opportunities in Portugal.

During your PhD you can use the faculty resources and opportunities to get an international internship (either through Erasmus+ or other programmes the university adheres to). PhD in economics is also really useful for opportunities at European institutions but I believe you need to be an EU member state citizen to apply.

Good luck and if you have any more questions, please, feel free! :D
 
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Hi @pranav!

I can't really test for opportunities with a PhD in Economics. Certainly for a good chunk of jobs, especially in high-tech companies (Feedzai, Farfetch and other unicorns) it is definitely seen as a plus but jobs in the area would circle mostly around customer success and analytics in that sense. For data science, I'm not sure it would be easy coming from an economics background as there are some positions for data science and they will require a PhD in more "technical" and related fields such as mathematics, computer science and others. I recommend you to look around LinkedIn and try to get a better picture of opportunities in Portugal.

During your PhD you can use the faculty resources and opportunities to get an international internship (either through Erasmus+ or other programs the university adheres to). PhD in economics is also really useful for opportunities at European institutions but I believe you need to be an EU member state citizen to apply.

Good luck and if you have any more questions, please, feel free! :D
Hi @Wraak!

Obrigado por responder :) .
Como estou fazendo mestrado em estatística e interessado em ciência de dados aplicada ao setor financeiro, estou realmente confuso se devo escolher Stats phd ou Econ. Meu principal interesse é em econometria. Você acha que estatísticas phd são mais comercializáveis neste cenário ?

Além disso, fiz uma pesquisa no LinkedIn, a maioria dos recrutadores (como o BNP Paribas) está pedindo estatísticas Phd ou econ phd com foco em econometria. Você pode compartilhar sua opinião sobre isso?