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Career Week for International Junior Researchers


Dates: 22 to 25 August 2022

TU Berlin's “Career Week for International Junior Researchers” - a cooperation project by the Alumni Program and the Center for Junior Scholars - aims at giving international PhD students and postdocs an insight into the diversity of academic and non-academic career prospects on the German job market as well as information about requirements for non-EU nationals to work in Germany.

This event provides numerous Career Planning Sessions and brings together international junior researchers and TU Berlin alumni who have successfully established their career on the German job market. 

This year's "Career Week“ is offering a combination of in-person and online sessions.


Please register here to attend the event. The deadline for registration is 19 August 2022.



Monday, 22 August: Career Perspectives & Learning from Peers (in-person, MAR Building, Marchstr. 23)

Dr. Simone Bartsch, Center for Junior Scholars, TU Berlin

  • 11.15 - 11.30 am: Introduction of alumni

  • 11.30 am - 12.30 pm: Learning from Peers - Session 1

Group A: Careers in Academia

Group B: Careers in Business and Industry

Group C: Starting your own Business

  • 12.30 - 1.00 pm: Coffee Break

  • 1.00 - 2.00 pm: Learning from Peers - Session 2

Group A: Careers in Academia

Group B: Careers in Business and Industry

Group C: Starting your own Business

Dr. Susanne Gatti, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research


Tuesday, 23 August: Career Paths & Starting your Own Business

  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Keynote Speech with Q & A (online):

“PhD - what's next? Which career path is the right for me”

Dr. Lisa Steinhauser, Finding Balance in your PhD and Career - Coaching for Scientists

  • 2.00 - 4.00 pm: Career Planning Session (in-person, EINS, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1):

“Technology transfer with the Centre for Entrepreneurship: Exlpore your opportunities!”

Dr. Caroline Reid, Centre for Entrepreneurship, TU Berlin

Dr. Susanne Perner, Centre for Entrepreneurship, TU Berlin


Wednesday, 24 August: Careers in Academia and Requirements to work in Germany

  • 9.00 - 10.30 am: Career Planning Session (online):

“How to pursue an academic career in Germany – how to become a professor”

 Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf - Career Counselling for Academics

  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: ”Visa requirements for work and residence permit in Germany” (online)

Marion Schönicke - Berlin Partner for Business and Technology


Thursday, 25 August: Careers in Business, Internationality as your USP & Postdoctoral Destinations

  • 9.00 - 10.30 am: Career Planning Session (online):

"Find a Job in Germany's Industry"

Heidi Störr, Push your Career

  • 11.00 am - 12.30 pm: Career Planning Session (online):

“Internationality as your USP - show your uniqueness!”

Swati Pant and Mariia Kutscher, intap network GmbH

  • 2.00 - 3.30 pm: Panel discussion (online):

“Career Pathways in Germany: Should I stay or should I go?”



Please select the sessions you would like to attend in the registration form.

Registration deadline 19 August 2022.


Watch a recap of 2017’s “Career Day for International Junior Researchers"


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