Everything you don´t learn in the lab

PhD, and next? Career options, skills and orientation for scientists

Topic area
Career development

Online or in-house workshop

4 webinars of 2-2.5 h each = 2 workshop days

Target group
PhD students and postdocs


So, you finally have a science degree- or will in the future. What to do with it?
Are all doors open to you or is there still a lot of work to be done?


In this course you´ll learn about:


About yourself

  • Your interests, values and skills


Career options

  • There are many more options than you think and you will be able to change between them


Shall I do a postdoc or not?


Skill development

  • Which (hidden) skills do you already have,
    which can you develop during your time in academia
  • Skills match: What do employers want from you? How to sell yourself?

All participants receive a script of the course in PDF format for offline and future use so that they can work through the material offline as well as after the course. All videos contain a full, downloadable transcript. All eBooks on the learning platform are downloadable in pdf format.


This workshop can be combined with Job application and interview strategies for scientists to give the workshop Goodbye academia?, which gives a complete overview over the most common career development topics for scientists.

Already interested to learn more about the workshop content? You might be interested in the Sections Introspection and (Alternative) Careers in our Career Resources. We wrote a number of articles about the topics discussed in this workshop, e.g. Postdoc or not or a podcast interview How to find your dream job

Course Flow Online Workshops

Live Webinar
  • kick off / strategy and introspection
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 2
Live Webinar
  • career options-strategy
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 3
Live Webinar
  • career options-specifics
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Day 4
Live Webinar
  • skills match
  • Individual and group course work (online and offline)
Weeks 2-3
Individual written or oral feedback from the instructor

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