March 15, 2024 to June 6, 2024
German Cancer Research Center
Europe/Berlin timezone

Join us from March 15, 2024 on CareerCheck to create your Professional Identity in a 10-week Program! Based on your values, skills, and interests as well as on your personality, this is the first step in gaining more clarity on your career path. It will be the foundation of your future career choices and how to prepare a successful career transition.

One of the main challenges with career development is understanding which of the many career paths you can pursue. You tried the self-checks on CareerCheck and want to explore options? In order to gain clarity, it is important to know your Professional Identity and align your career goals and vision with that identity, which is based on your values, skills, interests as well as your personality. Throughout this program (5h onboarding, 7 times 1.5h and meeting with your peer group in between), you will also learn mindset tools to empower you in achieving your goals. 

To identify which potential career paths are aligned with your Professional Identity, you will follow a strategy to research and network with professionals. As a result of implementing informational interviews, you will expand your network, while developing your networking skills and gather information to make an information-based decision on your future career. Doing this work early on allows time to nurture your professional relationships and to start developing the necessary skills for that future career. Action is the keyword that will get you results! Curious? Then check out this teaser video from the Amani's webinar "How to gain career clarity". You can also watch the full lectures (from 2022 and 2023)

The program is suitable for scientists who are ready and committed to invest time and energy into making a successful career transition. Using the effective “flipped-classroom” concept, participants will have access to an online community platform, Q&A sessions, videos teaching the core concepts, and a workbook with pen & paper exercises.


The CareerCheck Boost program runs online on Thursdays 10-11h30 am (with a full day onboarding event).

  • Onboarding Friday March 15 (hybrid: online and in Heidelberg)
  • Weekly sessions onThursdays from March 21 to June 6 10-11h30


DKFZ participants can pre-register here and will be invited to confirm their participation via the DKFZ Training Portal. Please also book a brief 20-minute guidance session before and after the training via the booking calendar on

For external participants different fees apply for DKFZ Alumni, institutions or individual participants. You can indicate this in the application form. Participation in the program includes full access to   

If you have any questions feel free to contact or the Career Center at your institute.




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