The Doctorate – a Step in Your Career

The Doctorate – a Step in Your Career

Quite many graduates consider completing a doctorate after receiving their final university degree. With a PhD, they strive to continue a research career or to take up responsible positions in economy or society outside the university.

However, those graduates should initially reflect on their motivation for and the benefit of a doctoral degree. Moreover, they have to evaluate whether their competences, personality, and aims in life fit better with a career in science or with an occupation outside academia.

This workshop will deal with the following topics:

  • Motivation for and procedure/basic conditions of a doctoral project
  • My current status: Do I dispose of those competences relevant for a scientific career? Are my plans for life compatible with a typical career pathway in research?
  • My aims for the future: What do I want to do after the doctorate and how can I attain my aims most efficiently?

By discussing these topics, the interactive workshop supports the participants' decision for or against taking up a doctoral project as the next step of their career. It is targeted at advanced students of all disciplines and PhD candidates at the beginning of their doctorate.

This workshop is offered by GradUS in cooperation with the Center for Key Competencies and University Didactics (ZeSH).

Information on the event

:  Friday, 8th July 2016

Time: 9.00-18.00 hrs.

Venue: Graduate Centre, Building C9 3 (see location plan)

Fee: none

Registration: via the ZeSH website (max. 17 participants)

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Dr. Theo Jäger, PhD in Neuropsychology, since 2008 coordinator and coach/trainer at the Doctoral Training Programme of Saarland University (GradUS), scientific coordinator of the International Research Training Group "Adaptive Minds", member of the QualitätsZirkel Promotion (QZP).