Should I Stay or Should I Go? Career Paths in- and outside Academia

This seminar is designed to reflect on one's own competences and to recognize one's own 'market value', to learn about the options and requirements for a university career and alternative career paths outside the university and to create your own career through conviction, and not by feeling a lack of perspective.


09:00 am
Welcome and overview
Job market „University“
- Numbers, dates, facts
- Career paths and requirements in academia
- Academic profile: Target-actual comparison
- Exit strategies… Necessary?

11:00 am
Coffee break

11:15 am
(Never) change a running system?!
- Prejudice and myths about career paths outside academia
- Career paths for academics in the public, industry, and economy sector

12:30 pm
Lunch break

1:30 pm
Who am I? And if so – how many?
- Working on motives: Which (basic) motives drive me?
- Sought and found: Which activities satisfy my motives?
Let’s be clear – Me and my skills
Two tracks? – Of course!
- Pursuing the academic career, keeping plan b in mind

3:30 pm
Coffee break

3:45 pm
Practical advice
- Application processes in and outside academia
Pssssst... Exit-solution found? – What’s next?
- How to handle your exit strategy

4:45 pm
Conclusion and evaluation

The workshop includes a subsequent process support. The trainer and the participants agree upon individual tasks to consolidate and expand what has been achieved during the course (e.g. send a sample application) and followed-up during subsequent individual contact.


Please register for this workshop until 15 June 2021 via ourOnline-registration.

ATTENTION: Due to Covid-19 this workshop might be changed to a online-seminar.


Trainer: Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt

Date: 23. June 2021

Time: 9.00 – 17.00

No. of articipants: max. 12

Place: N.N.


  • Graduiertenakademie

    Die Graduiertenakademie an der Universität Greifswald hat zum Ziel, Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftlern sehr gute Bedingungen für eine erfolgreiche Promotion und Postdoktorandenphase zu schaffen und sie zudem im Rahmen eines Qualifikationsprogrammes gezielt auf eine Karriere innerhalb und außerhalb der Wissenschaft vorzubereiten.

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