Career workshop: Know your competencies – find your job (March 6-7, 2017)


Careers in German universities and research institutes are difficult. Towards the end of your PhD or at the beginning of your postdoctoral years you need to decide whether you like to continue your career up to the professor or if you leave academia and public funded research institutes. This step is difficult to the biggest part of PhD-students because until then they did not find or try alternative career paths.

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Project management in & outside academia

New, time limited and complex – such are the tasks generally undertaken as projects. A work environment without project work is almost unimaginable nowadays. And this is not only true for the non-academic sector: Even the doctorate is a project!

Proven project management tools pave the way for the professional development and planning of projects, for competent guiding of their implementation and for their successful completion. With the help of these tools even difficult steps in the project journey can be safely navigated.

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Good scientific practice seminar

Every scientist doing research at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the University of Leipzig has to comply with the rules of good scientific practice.

In this workshop principles of good scientific practice, e.g. professional standards such as honesty and openness, as well as data preparation and documentation will be discussed.
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Career Paths into Industry – Starting the application process (12./13. December 2016)

Assessing the labour market is not an easy thing to do. Finding the “right” job is a challenge and is an investment in time and energy. A clear roadmap will help to focus research about job positions and not to get lost in the many interesting opportunities offered by employers.

In this workshop participants will work on their road map to a job in industry. The concept is based on intensive working units and coaching sessions to support participants developing strategies how to search for the right jobs. Understanding the aim of application documents and combining the “right” information in application documents will be one asset of the workshop. Understanding the mechanisms of personnel recruitment and employers perspective is another important aspect to better meet employer’s needs. Providing hands- on methods and practical exercises directly on the participants profiles will help to initiate first steps on the job road map.

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