Everything you don´t learn in the lab

You’ve accomplished more than you think - about your transferable skills and how to sell them

Topic area
Career development

Online or in-house talk

Karin Bodewits or Philipp Gramlich

Target group
PhD students and postdocs 


It is widespread for PhD students and postdocs to feel insecure about their achievements and employability outside of academia. But in many cases, it is just an understatement. You are likely to have many skills that have significant value.

During this interactive talk, we’ll dig deeper to find these skills.

You’ll learn…

  • What have you done, and how to translate this into worthwhile skills?
  • Many transferable skills most PhD holders have.
  • Selling yourself to different employer types as a valuable asset.
  • How to make a mind map.

We promise you leave this talk with much more confidence than you entered it!


Are you already curious about the topic before enjoying this talk? Read our career fable You’ve accomplished more than you think or  Be proud of your resume, wobbles and all or When applying for non-academic jobs, think creatively about your transferable skills in Science magazine.

If you want to learn about staying attractive for the private sector while working in academia, then our talk Years not lost: How to stay attractive for industry while working in academia? might be interesting for you.

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