Career Orientation for Women in Academia

MIN Anna Logica, Dr. Steffi Beckhaus



Navigator (f) wanted! Career Orientation for Women in Academia

Careful planning of a career is most important for achieving attractive career goals and leading a balanced work-life. However, finding orientation for such a career plan can be challenging. Especially women feel confronted with a complex mixture of personal and external interests in work and life, which need to be incorporated into the process of planning. Fortunately, the job landscape is diverse and provides a wide range of opportunities to pursue a fulfilling, individual path, once we know how to navigate and where to go.This workshop explores the landscape in which we can orient ourselves in our life and forour next career steps. It does this with a specific focus on MIN academic careers. In this workshop

  • we look into ‘navigation’ tools that aid both in orienting and proceeding on our own track in a complex, dynamic environment,

  • we survey our unique potential and interest, explore our personal mixture of needs and wishes for a vital (work) life, and create a first map for career/life planning,

  • we review the variety of modern jobs and careers and look into opportunities, requirements, working conditions and cultural differences of various careers inside

and outside academia to get some perspectives on possible future directions (be itprofessor, R&D manager, entrepreneur or others).

Dr.-Ing. Steffi Beckhaus is a former professor of computing science of University of Hamburg and Technical University of Darmstadt, bridging a wide area of scientific topicsfrom technical to human factors in the fields of virtual reality, human machine interaction,and workplace design. She successfully reoriented herself several times during her caree rand is currently working as an expert, consultant and systemic coach. Since many years,she is giving lively, hands-on workshops on creativity, design thinking and careerdevelopment to people in academia.

This cours will be a joint venture between MIN Graduiertenschule and the MIN Anna Logica Equal opportunity programme

General Data

  • Abbreviation
  • Semester
    summer semester 15
  • Target Groups
    general academic skills for all members of MINGZ
  • Course Type
  • Course Language
  • Departments
    MIN Graduate Center

Place and Time

  • Place
    Grindelberg 5 Raum 1012
  • Time
    from 13/07/2015 to 13/07/2015 from 09:30 to 17:00
  • Place
    Grindelberg 5 Raum 1012
  • Time
    from 14/07/2015 to 14/07/2015 from 09:30 to 13:00

Recognition Modalities

  • Number of Semester Hours
  • Amount of Credit Points
  • Creditable as
    • MIN doctoral program: key skills for all major subjects

Registration Modalities

  • Type of Place Allocation
    First come - first served (after the registration has been received)
  • Information about Registration
    For all doctoral students of the MIN faculty
  • Max. Number of Participants