Online Workshop: Career Planning for PhD Researchers (EN)

Kursbereich 4: »Überfachliche Qualifikation«

Target Group

PhD students of all research areas


This course provides an opportunity for participants to embark upon a one-day exploration of the process of designing an individual career path, with an initial focus on the practical steps towards realising that career. Through a combination of theoretical and practical activities, participants gain insight into their strengths, interests, values and the associated framework conditions. This allows them to develop a diverse range of career options both in academic and professional contexts.

The course is divided into three main phases:

  1. The analysis phase is designed to facilitate an understanding of the personal criteria that participants believe are necessary for a successful career and the requirements that must be met in order to achieve this.
  2. The ideation phase is characterised by the development of many suitable career paths and the encouragement of creative thinking.
  3. The prototyping and testing phase entails planning the realisation of career plans and pursuing various scenarios in parallel processes.

Furthermore, participants are taught career design methods, enabling them to organise their careers independently. They address critical issues in academic careers and receive valuable input on future skills and the future of work. The course emphasises the exchange among scientists on career topics and concerns, aiming to foster a network of mutual support and inspiration.


Dr. Sashima Läbe is a certified coach, workshop facilitator, and experienced scholar. With a PhD in geo-science, she is also the certified trainer for the training course “Life Design Coach”, where she herself teaches other coaches in career design. She has worked with many early-career scholars on their career planning. She draws on her experience as a PhD- student and PostDoc, combining her knowledge with the latest methods and science-based approaches in career development and future skills. She is based in Bonn.


  • 5 November 2024, 9:00 - 12:00 h + 13:00 - 17:00 h


Please register via the »Graduates Virtual Campus«:

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