Career Planning and Strategic Networking

April 05, 2019 Online Workshop from 03:00 p.m. till 05:00 p.m
April 10 and 11, 2019 from 09:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. (1st day) and from 09:00 a.m. 
till 03:30 p.m (2nd day), room Pegasus (0.003), Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn


Course content
The next professional steps must be taken in a way that all areas of life such as work, family, life goals, and social commitment are adequately considered. The decisions should lead to a fulfilled (professional) life. Accordingly, it is not enough to focus on the competences and abilities of professional choice "only". Personal conditions, the own values and desires play an essential role for the further career path.
This workshop supports the participants in their career decisions. They analyze their personal values, develop career goals, reflect their social and professional context. In exercises they gain clarity for their future planning and plan their career. They perceive their resources more consciously. In the workshop the participants will explore how networks and contacts are available. They analyse the resources in their own networks, recognize gaps in the networks and will start to develop strategies to close the gaps. They will find a mode of networking that matches their own personality.


Contents in brief
  • Analysis of own values (method: career anchor according to Edgar Schein)
  • Define your own career goals
  • Reflection of the alternative career options
  • Timing and milestones
  • Analysis of obstacles
  • Start finding resources that help to overcome the obstacles
  • Fundamentals for the formation of a network
  • Awareness of scientific networks and their benefits
  • Analysis of your own network capability
  • Reflection of appearance in self-presentation, e. g. networking on a conference
  • Connect career targets and network
  • Derive further steps
Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
"Promotion Plus"
18 units are applicable for this course within the „Promotion plus“ certificate.
Module 4: Career Management 
Course instructor
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 08.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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