Company visits

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Duration: 1 day + preparatory seminar (2h) or webinar

Course type: Excursion

Trainer: Philipp Gramlich

Target group: PhD students and postdocs

Number of participants: 8-20

What is it like outside of academia? What is the difference between working for a small or large company? Is working for a start-up or maybe a non-profit organisation supporting local biotechnology clusters an interesting alternative?
We aim to visit 2 – 3 companies/ organisations during a day trip. The participants have the ability to get to know the organisations, get a better understanding of the career opportuni-ties in several representative work environments and establish valuable contacts outside of academia. We select and brief our hosts to provide you with relevant career info but abstain from blunt corporate advertisement. We travel around by bus with a lunch stop on the way.
Typically, the visits will include a presentation, site visit and Q&A session with professionals from the company. We tailor our visits to the specific labour-market situation of the target group.

The company visits are ideally suited for a combination with (parts of) the seminar Goodbye academia?® or Self-presentation, networking and small talk.


Karin Bodewits ( or Philipp Gramlich ( )/ Tel: +49 (0)89 99 016 971