We recognize the importance of training and preparing our students for life after their PhD in whatever field they choose to go into. With this is mind, IMPRS-LS students have many opportunities to develop their skills and improve their knowledge of what it is like to work in different job sectors.
To ensure our students are attractive to future employers, IMPRS-LS organizes workshops specifically tailored towards career development, whether this be in academia or in other fields. Our popular career development workshops give students the chance to work at a personal level with a trainer to improve their CV, interview skills and writing skills. For more information about our workshops, please see above.
IMPRS-LS has an ever increasing number of alumni. Events where our current students are able to interact with former students are particularly popular as students are able to directly relate to the career paths followed be their former colleagues. IMPRS-LS alumni have previously been invited to speak at our annual 3-day retreat based on “Career opportunities in academia and beyond”. We aim to organize a retreat with this particular theme once per cycle to allow all students the opportunity to attend, with the next one planned for 2017.
There are many additional events covering career development on the campus, including the seminar series “Careers for PhDs”, organized by the Graduate Program of the MPI of Biochemistry. "Careers for PhDs" aims to give graduate students an insight into the diversity of jobs that can be occupied by scientists holding a doctoral degree.
The “InPharma” career conference has a different focus and introduces students to a variety of job opportunities within pharmaceutical and biotech companies from the Munich area and beyond.