Shaping your Future: Career Development

Career Center Workshop

  • Start: Mar 9, 2022
  • End: Mar 10, 2022
  • Speaker: Dr. Neela Enke
  • Location: online
  • Room: Zoom
  • Host: Career Center
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Do I stay in academia and become a professor? What else is out there? After the PhD there are many different options for scientists within but also outside of academia.

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This workshop facilitates your personal career decision by bringing together an individual qualification profile with your personal motivators and skills. Transferring these into a realistic scheme for the next five years is also part of the workshop. Your identity as a scientist but also in other professional roles is often influenced by factors like gender and background – this workshop will address these topics to strengthen your self- efficacy in regard to your career. This workshop focuses on strategic career planning within academia but provides also ideas on how to transfer to other fields.


• Careers in Academia – Key concepts and parameters
• Third Space: Alternative career options in research institutions
• Transfer into the private and public sector – factors and strategies
• Compilation of skills and competences: what have I achieved so far and what’s next?
• Professional networking
• Work-Life-Balance
• Gender, family and professional development
• Short Input by Trainer
• Self-reflection
• Group exercises
• Peer Feedback and discussion

Duration: two days

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