Career Planning: How to Start Leaving Academia - June 25 - 26, 2024 - EN

The Course will take place on-site.

Workshop language is English.


Target group

Doctoral candidates and Postdocs


What are my unique abilities and interests critical in determining the right career path for me?
Can I combine my ideas about a fulfilled life with a university career?
How can I develop a strategy for embarking on an academic career path or other career choices?

This seminar helps to answer these and other - questions for those who want to plan their career development strategically. It focuses on supporting experienced scientists and researchers. It offers them possibilities to reflect upon future university careers or alternative career choices. Based on their individual profiles, participants develop their own vision for their future personal and professional lives.

  • You reflect upon your professional career path and develop a well-orchestrated plan
  • You work out a biographically-based profile that highlights und evaluates your individual qualifications, skills and job visions
  • You explore different occupational career alternatives
  • You get information about formal and hidden requirements for career development (with special focus on German working culture)
  • You share experiences and are encouraged by other scientists who are in a similar professional situation


  • Creating your profile of skills and qualifications, highlighting your strengths and accomplishments
  • Choosing your own criteria and values for work and life
  • Developing a vision for your own professional and private life
  • Review and evaluation of personal development goals
  • Detect your professional network
  • Outlook: Application procedure and job interview in Germany


  • Individual work and team work, coaching methods
  • Methods of visualisation
  • Presentations and group discussion


June 25-26, 2024 every day 9am -5pm



M.A. Matthias Merkelbach, Impulsplus


Conditions of participation

Free of charge for doctoral students and postdocs in Magdeburg.

If you are unable to attend after registration, please contact us immediately at  .

This allows us in particular to consider others interested in the course who are still on the waiting list. Please note that without your timely cancellation of your participation and/or in case of your non-appearance on the day of the event, we would be obliged to claim the pro-rata costs of the event incurred in relation to your person as damages. You are of course free to prove that the Graduate Academy has suffered no damage or less damage than the one claimed.


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