+++ Postdoc School – new season! +++
We offer courses for postdocs in the areas of research management, career counseling, self-management, science communication, etc. You can see the first offers below. More workshops for your career development will follow soon on our homepage.
Take advantage now!
Academic Choices – Non-Academic Choices: Deciding Between the Two
October 5, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m., online
In the years following the completion of their Ph.D., many graduates are faced with the question of whether to stay in academia or to pursue a career outside of academia. This is not an easy question to answer, especially since there are very few permanent positions available in academia. How can postdocs make a good decision? What skills are in demand inside and outside academia? What can help to assess the chances of success as realistically as possible? In this short online workshop, we will explore these questions and develop initial hypotheses based on the participants' individual situations.
Working Tool: The Voice – Compact Workshop for a Healthy, Sustainable, and Resilient Voice in Postdoctoral Academic Life
October 11, 2023, 10.00 - 14.30 p.m., Weiterbildungszentrum der Freien Universität Berlin, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 13, r. 109
In the context of career development for postdocs, the main goal of this course is to develop a self-confident appearance with a sustainable voice and to maintain a healthy, resilient voice as an important working tool in scientific professional life. The workshop is in German.
Academic Choices – Achieving Success
October 18, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 16.00 p.m., Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstr. 56, r. 123
Many young scientists choose an academic career because they are passionate about their research topic and value the freedom of academia. The postdoctoral phase sets the course for success in academia. What are the paths to professorship? How can this phase be structured to maximize the chances of success? What else is important besides enthusiasm for the subject? These questions will be addressed in this workshop so that each participant is clear about the next steps.
Non-Academic Choices – Mastering the Transition
October 19, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 16.00 p.m., Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstr. 56, r. 123
Many graduate students leave academia in search of greater security, better working conditions, more direct opportunities to make a difference, higher income, or a better fit between their work and their own goals, values, and talents. Often, however, they have little experience in the non-university laboratory that is our marketplace. This makes it difficult for them to assess their own skills, and it can make potential employers reluctant to hire them. In the long run, however, the transition from a PhD to a non-academic career is very well managed. In the short term, this transition is a challenge for many postdocs: What are the possible fields of work? How can one realistically assess one's own skills and communicate them appropriately? This workshop provides a framework for developing an individual action plan for this transition.
Building a bridge from academia to hands-on application
Save the Date: November 28, 2023
This event will support researchers at all stages of their postdoctoral research. Participants will build lasting professional relationships across disciplines through moderated networking activities and collaborative exchange, learn about opportunities for transfer in academia, industry, and science management/communication, and explore ideas for developing relevant skills and relationships that will be useful for the future.
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Over the course of six months (starting in October 2023), participants will learn all the tricks and tools to build a successful social media presence and become visible in the academic community. Undergraduates, PhD students, postdocs, and professors can now apply!
The program is open to anyone who studies, researches, or teaches at the institutions of the Berlin University Alliance (HU, FU, TU, Charité). It is designed to be completed in parallel with study or work commitments, regardless of location (starting remotely). In addition to the qualification as a social media professional and exclusive invitations to exciting events of the Berlin science community, a total of 6.000 euros in prize money awaits you!
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