Years not lost: how to stay attractive for industry while working in academia

A talk by: Philipp Gramlich

Length: +/- 45 – 60 minutes


You do research at uni and love your work. However, you don´t want to run into a dead-end street, being kicked out of the ivory tower in your early forties. Can you prepare yourself for a possible exit strategy, increasing your market value while working in academic research?

Return to academia

With this presentation we want to take a look at how you can make most out of your time at uni. What is it actually, that makes the employers out there keen to get to know you?


We´ll take a look at activities, which not only increase your market value, but which give you personal growth and which you will enjoy!


And your professor? She´ll be happy with your extracurricular activities if she profits from having skilled staff. And if not? Then we can look at a couple of “sales strategies”.

Contact point:

Philipp Gramlich (, tel: +49 (0)89 99 016 971