Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)



[ONLINE-SEMINAR] How to Shape Your Future: Career Planning for Postdocs (two-day)

Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020, 09:00-17:30

The workshop will be held in English and run for two days, on July 23, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and July 24, 2020, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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 career even outside of university? How can I develop a strategy for embarking on an academic or a non-academic career path?

This online workshop helps to answer these – and other - questions for those who want to plan their career development strategically. It focuses on supporting young scientists and researchers and prepare them for professorship or for leaving academia. It offers possibilities to reflect upon future careers in industry, business or alternative career choices. Based on individual profiles, participants develop their own vision for their future personal and professional lives.

Goals and benefits of this workshop:

  • You reflect upon your professional career path and develop a well-orchestrated plan
  • You work out a biographically-based profile that highlights und evaluates your individual qualifications, skills and job vision
  • You explore different occupational career alternatives
  • You get information about formal and hidden requirements for a career development (with special focus on German working culture)
  • You share experiences and are encouraged by other scientists who are in a similar professional situation


  • Individual work and team work, coaching methods
  • Methods of visualisation
  • Presentations and group discussion
  • Individual coaching session of 20 min for each participant


The workshop will be held in English and run for two days, on July 23, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and July 24, 2020, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


When registering for this event, please also note the following:

  • Allocation of places: Given that we consider this topic particularly relevant for postdoctoral researchers (who are members of KHYS), such individuals will have priority for attending. Doctoral researchers, however, can still register and will be offered a spot if not all places are taken by postdocs. (If you are currently not yet a member of KHYS, you can register here.)


  • Technical requirements: To participate in this workshop, you need a stable internet connection, a webcam and a microphone. Participants will receive further detailed information regarding the online-platform prior to the workshop.
Kosten/ Zahlungsweise
For KHYS members this workshop is free of charge.
Matthias Merkelbach

Dr. Stefan Götze
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608-46186
Fax: +49 721 608-46222
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