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Getting Started – How to Turn Your PhD into Career & Career Paths Between Academia and Economy

In this workshop for international doctoral candidates, you will learn the rules of self-promotion, gain an idea of possible career paths, develop your skills profile as a basis for the management of your career, learn about career-oriented networking, and outline your imagined career path.


05. June 2018 09:00 – 06. June 2018 17:00

Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13 Seminar room 01.0010

Working and conducting research in academia offers many opportunities for networking and career planning. Doctoral candidates should be able to transform these opportunities into supportive networks and promising career paths no matter whether they seek to pursue careers inside or outside of academia. Career planning is as vital as planning research. Researchers need to be aware of their skills, should know how to use self-promotion to establish their own brand, and ought to be able to adopt a strategic view of the career landscape to be successful. The most important thing that researchers themselves can do is take the lead in their own career planning..

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • After this workshop,
  • know the rules of self-promotion,
  • have an idea of possible career paths,
  • be able to develop your skills profile as a basis for the management of your career,
  • know about career-oriented networking,
  • and be able to outline your imagined career path.

Didactic Methods

Theoretical input, group work, role playing, practical exercises in self-presentation, feedback from trainer


Please note that this is not an English language course. Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


June 5, 2018, 9 am–5 pm, and
June 6, 2018, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

International doctoral candidates from all disciplines


Maximum number of 15 participants
Free of charge


Deadline May 22, 2018


Dr. Christine Issa,

Event Organizer

International Office and MARA

This event is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and financed by the Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).