2-3 June 2016
Bldg. 48e, Campus Bahrenfeld
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Careful planning of a career is most important for achieving attractive career goals and leading a balanced work-life. However, finding orientation for such a career plan can be  challenging. Often we feel confronted with a complex mixture of personal and external interests in work and life, which need to be incorporated into the process of planning. Also, questions need to be answered with respect to potential leadership roles, desired responsibilities, personal development, and others. Fortunately, the job landscape is diverse and provides a wide range of opportunities to pursue a fulfilling, individual path, once we know how to navigate and where to go.
This workshop explores the landscape in which we can orient ourselves in our life and for our next career steps. It does this with a specific focus on MINT academic careers. In this workshop

(1) we look into ‘navigation’ tools that aid both in orienting and proceeding on our own track in a complex, dynamic environment,
(2) we survey our unique potential and interest, explore our personal mixture of needs and wishes for a vital (work) life, and create a first map for career/life planning,
(3) we review the variety of modern jobs and careers and look into opportunities, requirements, working conditions and cultural differences of various careers inside and outside academia to get some perspectives on possible future directions (be it professor, r&d manager, entrepreneur or others).
Trainer: Dr.-Ing. Steffi Beckhaus is a former professor of computing science of University of Hamburg and Technical University of Darmstadt, bridging a wide area of scientific topics from technical to human factors in the fields of virtual reality, human machine interaction, and workplace design. She successfully reoriented herself several times during her career and is currently working as an expert, consultant and systemic coach. Since many years, she is giving lively, hands-on workshops on creativity, design thinking and career development to people in academia.
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Starts Jun 2, 2016 09:00
Ends Jun 3, 2016 17:00
Europe/Berlin
Bldg. 48e, Campus Bahrenfeld
Seminar room EMBL
Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg,
  • Dr. Beckhaus, Steffi
Free childcare will be provided. Please inform us upon registration.
This workshop is a cooperation of The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging CUI, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, and the Collaborative Research Center SFB-676.
Organising committee: Celia Friedrich (CUI), Julia Quante (IMPRS-UFAST), Mirko Siemssen (PIER Helmholtz Graduate School)