Online Workshop: Career Planning for PhD Students

Kursbereich 4: »Überfachliche Qualifikation«

Target Group

PhD students of all research areas


Post-doctoral career opportunities are plentiful and frequently obscured in the non-academic job market. This course will enable participants to discuss and share best practices in constructing a curriculum vitae (CV) or application that accurately reflects their passion, skills, and academic knowledge suitable for their desired position. In addition, the course will address other pertinent topics and questions, such as what qualifications are needed for a position in the industry. Have participants considered entrepreneurship as an option? And how can participants optimally prepare for an interview?


  • Increase your visibility as a scientist: building a reputation
  • Professional networks and how to use them - online and offline
  • Career alternatives
  • Optimizing your CV and application
  • Transferable skills for transitioning outside academia
  • Common interview questions
  • Elevator pitch


Dr Havemann obtained a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen (GER) in 2010. Her working experience covers NGOs, science startups and international institutions, including the United Nations. Johanna’s goal is to equip scientists with the tools and techniques they need for a successful academic career. It is important to her that the participants develop their own personal style tailored to their specific skills and prerequisites. Topics that she covers in her courses include Digital Research Communication, Scientific Writing and Presentation Techniques for Scientists.


  • 20 November 2023, 9:00 - 12:00 h + 13:00 - 17:00 h


Please register via the »Graduates Virtual Campus«:

Bemerkung zum Termin:
Eine Woche vor Kursbeginn erhalten Sie den Einwahl-Link für die Veranstaltung. Melden Sie sich über das GRS-Kursportal an.


Robert Rode
ZE Graduate Research School (GRS)
T +49 (0) 355 69-3479