Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Hands-On Strategies in Career Crafting

Depending on the pandemic situation the workshop will be held online or in attendance.

Workshop description:

For a successful career it is a prerequisite to develop your individual strategy pro-actively and as early as possible.  Although the routine of your daily work usually keeps you from pausing for a moment, it is pivotal to set some time apart for exploring  your individual professional profile and for being able to plan each of your career moves in a conscious way. Being aware of your personal skills, competencies, and values is essential for defining and achieving your goals, making informed decisions and exhausting your full potential.

In this workshop , you will get relevant information about strategic career development.

Workshop Goals:

  • PreWork: Identification of biographical key moments related to your career – Creating a life profile
  • Module I: Compilation of your individual skill profile (professional, methodological, social and personal) and of your personal value profile
  • InbetweenWork I: Completing your skill and value profiles
  • Module II: From values to career motivation, discussion of structural barriers and compatibility challenges in academia, identification of career alternatives to a professorship, such as scientific management and professional fields outside of science (general overview)
  • InbetweenWork II: Developing a vision about your future Options
  • Module III: Feedback regarding your personal vision, plan A/plan B strategy & collecting concrete ideas how to move on towards your career goals

Methods & Approaches:

  • Blended-Learning-Approach: Alternating asynchronous and synchronous working modules
  • Group Coaching & one-on-one coaching elements
  • Self-reflection & feedback
  • Interactive exercises & exchange, small group work (in breakout rooms)
  • Transferring theory into practice by reflection on your own behavior
  • Receiving ideas and feedback vis-à-vis building your career

Target audience:
Biomedical doctoral candidates at a later stage. B2-Knowledge of English is required.

Maximum number of participants:

Next Workshop:
to be announced

Technology (if online):
zoom. Please check that your PC meets the requirements beforehand (microphone, camera, Internet connection)

For the workshop 2 CP for transferable skills training can be credited.


Ivonne Dietzel
Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 01-212
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

Tel. +49 6131 17-7631