Exploring job opportunities on the non-academic job market

Before finishing your PhD or after a few years of Postdoc it makes sense to decide if you want to stay in science or if you look for a job in industry or the public sector. Often scientists do not know enough about their options and the way to find proper jobs. In this workshop you will learn how to find jobs that fit your competencies.


  • Science careers are challenging: What are pros and cons of science career? What are risks?
  • Until when should I decide to stay in science or to leave?
  • How are labour markets structured? What are job profiles of scientists?
  • Job search I: How to find out your competencies and how to use them to search for jobs?
  • Job search II: Searching with search engines and why this is not enough – different ways for job search.
  • Founding your own business: How to create your own job and how to earn money with it?

The next day a single or small group coaching will give participants the opportunity to talk about specific questions concerning their own situation. Appointments will be made during the workshop.

Is this course included in the current curriculum?