Career Choices

Course 2024-28

Date: 16.09. + 18.09. + 20.09.2024

Time: 09:00 - 13:00 h

Venue: online

Trainer: Dr. Kerstin Mauth, Göttingen


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Academia, business and industry, the public sector or setting up one’s own business: This workshop offers guidance and space for reflection to help participants decide on the next step in their career after the completion of their PhD or the first postdoc phase. Designing a career that suites one’s personal strengths and values is an art that can be learned. During the workshop participants will assess their individual transferable skills as well as reflect on the values that – often unconsciously – guide their career decisions. By thinking about these skills and values explicitly, participants will be able to make more informed and systematic career steps. By means of classical career development tools (i.e., success stories by Richard N. Bolles) as well as methods from “Design Thinking“, participants will also learn how to create new career plans, explore new occupational areas and keep moving forward with clarity and ease.

Topics to be covered:

  • Inner compass #01: WHY - Uncovering Life's Intentions (what is really important)
  • Inner compass #02: WHAT – Uncovering Transferable Skills
  • Inner compass #03: HOW – Uncovering Standards of Integrity
  • Taking creative action & exploring the job market: Developing different career plans
  • Moving forward: skills for navigating uncertainty


To book your place in this workshop (course number 2024-28), please fill out this registration form.

This event is part of the Postdoc Appreciation Week 2024. Please feel invited to have a look at the program for more interesting online events!

Profilbild Kerstin Mauth

The Trainer:

Kerstin Mauth has been a freelance coach and trainer in the academic sector for more than six years now. Before that she worked for many years as an HR professional at the University of Göttingen focussing on postdoc and leadership programs. Her main focus is on values and strengths based career development, on (self-)leadership, on stress management and mindfulness. With her work she strives to contribute to people creating meaningful and satisfying careers, people co-creating supportive and respectful work-environments, and people leading balanced, meaningful and healthy lives. In her workshops she provides a blend of well-founded theoretical inputs and hands-on practical exercises. Participants walk away from these workshops with a sense of confidence, optimism and empowerment.

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