8-10 December 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone


Dr. Viktoria Gochmann (Gochmann Consultancy)

When: Wednesday 8th December 08:30 to 12:30

The most important thing during an assessment center (AC) interview is to stay calm and act confident. In this training, you will learn the rational behind AC interviewing, understand who is involved, and what "they" are looking for. The bulk of this workshop is dedicated to practicing various situations you might encounter during an AC interview. The training consists of two modules:

  1. Understanding the assessment tool (1,5 h)

  2. Getting to know/ performing the exercises (2,5 h)

Learning goals:

  1. The participant will understand the purpose of the “assessment center”.
  2. The participant will know what to expect in an assessment center interview.

  3. The participant will get exposure to the most common exercises and evaluate other participants.

Sarah Blackford (PhD Career Consultancy)

When: Wednesday 8th December 13:30 to 15:30

Accessing the non-academic job market can be difficult for PhD and postdoctoral researchers who are perhaps more familiar with the academic career landscape. In this online workshop, you will learn about jobs that exist in non-academic career sectors. Furthermore, you will learn how to match yourself to an employer’s needs with the purpose of choosing and securing a rewarding profession.

Learning goals:

  1. Discovering jobs that exist in the non-academic career sector (private sector).

  2. Examining an employers’ needs and matching yourself to them.

Irene García Losquiño (Braelight Ltd.)

When: Wednesday 8th December 13:30 to 15:30

The development of a purposeful network is one of the pillars of career success. This workshop will describe the complexities of and provide you with techniques for good networking. You’ll learn how to pitch relevant skills you have acquired during your academic career by gauging your skills and make them attractive to a targeted audience. As more events move online, it has become inevitable to network in completely different ways. This workshop will also provide tools to engage in effective online-only networking.

Learning goals:

  1. Understanding the value of strategic engagement in various networking situations.

  2. Understanding external perceptions and the importance of judgement control.

  3. Understanding body language and learning to utilise it strategically.

  4. Evaluating relevant skills and learning how (and when) to best present them.

  5. Gaining confidence in different techniques used to network.

  6. Learning how to maximise each networking engagement.

  7. Discerning adequate techniques for online and in-person networking.


Presented by TBA

When: Wednesday 8th December 16:00 to 17:00

Diversity and Inclusion. “Say Anything Culture”. What are these things and why should they be important to you? Companies organize a set of rules/beliefs/ethics for all employees to stand by to ensure things run most smoothly. This is called culture. Most academics lack an understanding of various cultures as it’s not formally set-up in most academic environments. Though, a healthy culture can significantly affect your happiness in a company. In this workshop, a 30-minute introduction to corporate cultures will be provided; then would be followed by a panel Q&A discussion composed of people working at various companies, including Merck, Promega, BioRN, and Affimed, who are there to answer your questions.

Learning goals:

  1.  Discovering various company cultures that exist and why they are important.

  2. Understanding why knowledge on company cultures gives you a better chance of landing a job.

  3. Discussing questions with experts from various companies.