Course type: 20% theory, 80% practical examples
Trainer: David Giltner
Target group: PhD students and postdocs
Number of participants: Max. 12
Most of us who complete a PhD in a science discipline will end up working outside of academia. Are you wondering what working in the private sector is really like? How do you find these jobs? Do you feel confident that you can impress an industry hiring manager when you describe the very specialized research project you just spent years pursuing? And what kinds of jobs can a scientist get in a company anyway? This workshop helps you with these questions and many more about the exciting world that awaits scientists in the private sector!
How is industry different than academia?
Telling Better Stories with the Same Facts
How to design your own career path in the private sector
Impressing an industry manager
Industry topics not taught in STEM
Overcoming the job search challenges
For larger audiences, the workshop content can be presented as an interactive talk.
This seminar can be tailored to long-term postdocs, who failed to secure a professorship and face problems transitioning to the private sector. Special emphasis is given to re-writing your skill set and career options with that specific background.