On 20 November 2019, Vicente Zafrilla Díaz-Marta participated in the conference “The PhD: a career option” at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Madrid). At this occasion, the ESR had the opportunity to explain some of his insights regarding his experience as an international PhD, to share some practical advice on how to look for and obtain a PhD scholarship, as well as to discuss the opportunities that the H2020-MSCA–ITN actions offer not only to PhD candidates but also for higher education institutions.