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Career Events & Networking

Building your own network is essential for your career development!

Academic Career Talks - ACT

Academic Career Talks - ACT, formerly known as Geo Postdoc Session (GPS). These regular one-hour online sessions include short expert presentations and time for questions and discussion in a relaxed format. Benefit from the first-hand experiences of internal experts and develop concrete ideas for your career development.

Topics in 2022: Time management | Women in science | Imposter Phenonemon I Rejection in academia

Topics in 2021: Research Stay Abroad | Funding for postdocs  | Supervising Students | Science Communication | Teaching

Topics in 2020: Jobmarket for Geoscientists | Mentoring in science | The one about professional CVs | The one about good & great proposals | The one about Tenure in academia I Emmy Noether I

Topics in 2019: Successfully applying for DFG “Eigene Stelle” I Jobs in Research Data Management I Ready for your ERC grant application?

Career Coffee Chat

In our Career Coffee Chat format we invite our young researchers to actively engage at an informal interview  with an experienced GFZ almnae or alumnus or someone from our Career Center network. We aim to learn more about a specific company, an industry, or career paths within 30 minutes and ask questions also on the transition process from inside to outside academia. We talk about skills and tasks which are new and what a work day looks like now. This format is on the last Thursday of each month online. Great opportunity to widen perspective and network!

Career Day

The virtual Career Day 2022 was a communication format that brings together expert knowledge of seniors on career development with open questions from 80 to 100 early career scientists. The Career Day is an opportunity to gather information, to present one’s skills and ideas and to network.

The virtual Career Day 2021 was about both considering skills and opportunities for a successful career development in academia. It was to gather information, to prepare for road blocks, to network, and to develop a personal career strategy further!

The Career Day 2019 was about considering research-based job opportunities close to academia. Experts gave an idea how those careers in data science, innovation policies, research-based consulting … can look like and what is required for a successful career move to these new fields of work.