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Workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World”, 11 May and 3 June 2016


We are happy to announce again the workshop “Exploring the Unknown – The Company World” with Barbara Hoffbauer.

Target group: Junior researchers who are currently applying or plan to apply soon to positions in Industry

Goal: Getting to know the departments and their functions in a company and reflect about whether related jobs fit to you

Dates: Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 9:00-17:00 o’clock, and Friday, 3 June 2016, 12:00-16:00 o’clock
Duration: 1 + 0.5 days
Place: GZMB building, seminar room -1.105
Trainer: Barbara Hoffbauer


PhD students and postdocs with a background in natural science, humanities, and social science are usually not educated in economic thinking. Sometimes they do not know how enterprises create values. Often they have no ideas about what different departments contribute to the company’s economic success. This lack of knowledge makes them feeling insecure about their opportunities in fields beside research and development. That is the reason why their applications are often not convincing. In this course, participants will learn about different roles and tasks in enterprises and how employees in different departments interact and depend on each other. Playing different roles enables participants to realize for themselves what makes fun most and what fits best to them.

Registration: Please register here and email to Dr. Katrin Wodzicki, including a short statement on your motivation to join the workshop (Why this workshop?).

Author: Katrin Wodzicki

Hi, I am Katrin, the coordinator of the GGNB Career Service Unit.

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