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Career Booster Program

with Dr. Amani Said

07.02.2022 – 27.06.2022


The Career Booster Program has been specifically designed to support scientists to leverage their research training by working on both long-term career development and learning the necessary tools to make a successful career transition, whether within or outside of academia.

The main challenges PhDs struggle with when it comes to career development are:

  • lack of clarity, not knowing what the next career step should be
  • not knowing where to start and the strategies to use
  • not understanding their own value, skills and the results they can create and more importantly how they can transfer their research training to another field
  • not having a long-term plan or career vision
  • fear of the unknown (especially if outside of academia)
  • where to find positions and how to network

The program builds on the 3 modules; Professional Identity, Match Making Formula and Personal Branding Template. Through a series of 4 workshops each followed by a group coaching, the program helps the attending scientists to experience clarity on their career path, to gain confidence and to learn the tools to create their desired careers.

Dates & Time

Workshop 1 Professional Identity: 07+14+21 February 10:00-12:00

Q&A Session 1: 07 March 10:00-11:00

Workshop 2 Identify Your Ideal Career Path: 21+28 March + 04 April 10:00-12:00

Q&A Session 2: 25 April 10:00-11:00

Workshop 3 Personal Branding & Networking: 02+09+16 May 10:00-12:00

Q&A Session 3: 30 May 10:00-11:00

Workshop 4 How to create a CV & Cover Letter that lands you the job!: 13+20 June 10:00-13:00

Q&A Session 4: 27 June 10:00-11:00

This program is organized by the IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences