Introduction week

IMPRS workshop: PhD Odyssey to project management

  • Start: Oct 5, 2022
  • End: Oct 6, 2022
  • Speaker: Sabine Preusse
  • Location: University of Konstanz
  • Room: ZT702
  • Contact:
Introduction week

Doing a doctorate is very much related to a hero’s story. Starting highly motivated defining the research topic, Doctoral students soon encounter the first obstacles. However, like heroes they will meet someone, a mentor, who will get deeply involved in their training as a researcher. This may be a supervisor or a postdoc. Nevertheless, scientific challenges, technical problems or other aspects will turn out as enemies, threatening the successful and timely completion of the research activities. Very much unexpected, the students will find allies and helpful resources and will finally make progress and publish results. Eventually, with writing the thesis and passing the exam, the future slowly comes into focus. Besides a mentor there are some project management tools, which will help to achieve progress in the different phases of the doctorate. Therefore, the objective of this workshop is, to introduce a toolkit which will allow doctoral students to • manage the different phases of their degree effectively, to • understand for whom they are looking for as a mentor, and to

• manage their workload and assess their individual progress. Each method will be trained hands-on their own individual research project, so that at the end of the workshop participants have
• a work-plan for their doctorate or a work plan targeting at developing the scientific work-plan for the first TAC-meeting,
• a plan for their training needs and preferences during their degree,
• a first plan for organising the work of the next three months

Transfer of workshop contents into practice

The results from the workshop are fine tuned to support participants in preparing their project proposal for the first TAC meeting.

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