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Should I stay or should I go? Career Paths in and outside Academia

Technical University München

Trainer: Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt
Date: 26.10.2017, 09:00 - 17:00 
Financial contribution: 20 EUR
Location: TUM Graduate School, Boltzmannstr. 17, 85748 Garching

Due to the growing competitive pressure and often precarious employment at the academic job market, many scientists see themselves confronted with the quest for alternative career paths in management, industry, and other fields. At the same time, many scientists feel that their skills and expertise gained during and after their PhD are mainly relevant for a career within the academic system and less valuable to the job market outside academia. As a result, scientists often have a limited view on the various career opportunities that exist inside and outside the academic world.

This seminar aims at supporting participants in getting to know different academic career paths and career options in the public, industry, and economy sector.

Participants will be enabled to identify their personal interests and motives as well as to recognize and define their ‘market value’. Focusing on this reflection, the seminar will support scientists to pursue their own choice of career based on inner conviction and future perspectives.

In addition to this seminar, it is recommended to participate in a job application training and to attend career and job fairs.


Course dates
26 October 2017 - 26 October 2017
Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt
Department title
TUM Graduate School
TUM Graduate School
Boltzmannstr. 17