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How to Shape your Future: Career Planning for Postdocs

Target group

This workshop targets (early) postdoctoral researchers of all faculties.



In this career planning workshop for postdocs, you will develop a biographically-based profile that shows your qualification, skills and job visions. You will get to know the main differences between career pathways inside and outside of academia and detect opportunities that you will name “Plan A” and “Plan B”. This workshop will provide a clear roadmap where those plans will lead to if you follow them seriously.


Key aspects

  • Learn about success factors for your career entry and career development
  • Plan and assess upcoming decision-making processes  
  • Experience the relevance of taking the initiative


Intended results of the workshop

After taking part in this workshop, you will be able to…

  • create a profile of skills and qualifications
  • clearly address your strengths and accomplishments
  • reflect about your own criteria and values for work and life
  • assess expectations and criteria of non-academic hr executives
  • review and re-evaluate your choices for plan A and plan B




Theoretical input, discussions, various exercises






Matthias Merkelbach | impulsplus


8 hours


Wed, 15 May 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Please register via the campus management portal HISinOne.


FRIAS Seminar Room, Albertstrasse 19

Max. number of participants