IMPRS Doctoral Student Retreat
In Rottweil, Baden Württemberg
- Start: Nov 14, 2022
- End: Nov 17, 2022
Job applications in & outside academia
15 November 2022 [16.30 – 18.00/group 1 and group 2 together]
16 November 2022 [9.00 – 12.00/group 1 and 13.00 – 16.00/group 2]
17 November 2022 [9.00 – 10.30/group 1 and 10.45 – 12.15/group 2]
An occupation in research and teaching, a career in industry, in the service sector, or in nonprofit
organisations – after the doctorate there are numerous professional fields and career
paths open on the international labour market.
But what does it take to obtain an attractive position – maybe even in a field or branch I have
no experience with? The basis for successful applications is some understanding of professional
application standards in & outside academia and the current trends in the application process.
In the workshop the necessary application standards are conveyed and new developments are
explained. With the help of structured input and selected examples from practice, the participants
are prepared for a successful approach to the application process. The following topics are
>> My qualification profile:
How do I show my potential?
>> The labour market in & outside academia:
Desirable and realistic career pathways
>> Application dossier:
>> English applications:
What is different?
>> The interview:
From individual interview to assessment centre
>> Job applications:
My next steps
GROWING UP WELL IN OUR PLACES
BUILDING RESILIENCE, EMPOWERING COMPETENCE,
AND IMPROVING PERFORMANCE – IN THE ACADEMY.
AN OFFER FOR THE PHD RETREAT 15-17/11/22
Academic living, and specifically the PhD is experienced as stressful and full of uncertainties.
In this participatory workshop we will try to get connected to our deep inner wishes and
aspirations, and learn how to cope better with the stress. We will practice various exercises to
increase our well-being, assertiveness and confidence. And we will allow processing of the
experiences we’ve gone through in this journey so far.
GOAL: Participants will acquire various practices based on neuroscience as well as positive
and social psychology.
STRUCTURE: A sketch for an optional schedule to be repeated twice, plus
introductions planned for the 15th November (estimated at 1,5h):
3 Hour: Resilience in the academic life and stress management
Data about the specific challenges of academic living; stress and mindset, appraisals
and chronic stress. Presentation with movies, practicing and sharing.
2 Hour: My aspirations, motivations and habits
Tools from social-psychology and life-coaching are applied to enable us to change and
maintain desired habits, in accordance to our motivational personality patterns.
Practices of reconnecting with our deeper intuition are taken to sharpen our own
PARTICIPANTS WILL GET: Presentations, summaries and a file of all relevant
resources list, practical tools and beneficial exercises.