Introduction to Career Planning

Introduction to Career Planning - Day 12020-12-10 09:00 - 17:00 (Thu)OnlineSigurdardottir, Dagmar
Introduction to Career Planning - Day 22020-12-11 09:00 - 17:00 (Fri)OnlineSigurdardottir, Dagmar
Target group: 
PhD students
Dagmar Sigurdardottir
After years of academic training, it is hard to imagine what life in the working world would be like and which career might be a good fit. This workshop will quick-start your journey towards your next career step by helping you assess what skills you already have, explore what you are looking for in a job and determine what the professional world has to offer.

The following topics are covered in brief presentations, exercises and discussions:

  • What a Bioscience PhD is worth in the non-academic world
  •  Your professional strengths and personal preferences
  •  Your career vision
  •  Reality check – what are jobs really like
  • Your next steps

This workshop can be used to fulfill the requirement for participation in the Application Skills workshop.

About the tutor: 
Dagmar Sigurdardottir is the coordinator of the Tuebingen International PhD Program at the MPI for Developmental Biology.