Career Planning: How to shape your future
- Staff Development Measures:
- Fields of Action:
- Promote personal development
- Staff Development
- Participation Fee:
What are my unique abilities and interests critical in determining the right career path for me?
Can I combine my ideas about a fulfilled life with a university career?
How can I develop a strategy for embarking on an academic career path or other career choices?
This seminar helps to answer these – and other - questions for those who want to plan their career
development strategically. It focuses on supporting experienced scientists and researchers. It
offers them possibilities to reflect upon future university careers or alternative career choices.
Based on their individual profiles, participants develop their own vision for their future personal and
You reflect upon your professional career path and develop a well-orchestrated plan
You develop a biographically-based profile that highlights und evaluates your
individual qualifications, skills and job visions
You explore different occupational alternatives: Career at university/research center
or “outside”, e.g. in a company
You get information about formal and hidden requirements for careers at university
with special focus on Germany and Switzerland
Individual work and team work
Individual coaching session
Presentation and group discussion
Creating your profile of skills and qualifications: highlighting your strengths and accomplishments
- Choosing your criteria and values for work and life
- Developping a vision for your own professional and private life
- Review and evaluation of personal development goals
- detect your professional framework
- Next steps: application procedures and job interview
Female PhD students, Postdocs who work in research groups (SFB, GRK, IRTG, SPP, KFO) with DFG-Gender equality funds