Ready to take off?

Career Day 2021

Are you ready to explore new professional horizons? Are you ready to take off? - Leaving the academic world for a job in business or society? What do you have to consider and how do you prepare for it? At the HHU Career Day, HHU alumni and other guests present their current jobs and employers and share how they got there. Get to know career opportunities outside university, get in touch with the invited speakers and your peers, and get new impulses for your own career!

For a successful career planning, it is important to know your own competencies and to evaluate them. Together, we want to discuss which competencies are required for different professional fields, which competencies you have already acquired during your PhD or your postdoc and how to best use these competencies in the application process. Networking and unsolicited applications as part of a successful application strategy are also focus points at the HHU Career Day. We would like to prepare you specifically for the career planning process and we are sure that your dream job exists and that you will get it.

Online program

Day 1  I  04.11.2021

09.30 am

Welcoming address by the Vice President of Research and Transfer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Icks

09.35 am

What employers want and how to get there: Competence portfolios of early-stage researchers

Dr. Christian Dumpitak
Managing Director, iGRAD HHU

10.05 - 11.00 am

Panel discussion: How do I use my competence portfolio for my (future) job?

Dr. Michael Staack
Research assistant, Goethe University Frankfurt
Dr. Sebastian Honnen
Dr. Lucia Leitner
Medical Science Liaison, Amgen GmbH
Chair: Dr. Jana Deitersen
Scientific Staff Member, iGRAD HHU

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Von der Philosophie zur Finanzwissenschaft – Weiterentwicklung durch Wandel

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Malzkorn
Professor, Business Administration and Financial Services,
Fachhochschule der Wirtschaft NRW

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

How to arrive in science management

Dr. Sven Rank
Scientific Officer Digitalization, Forschungszentrum Jülich

12.35 - 13.30 pm

Lektorat im (geistes-)wissenschaftlichen Fachverlag

Dr. Ferdinand Pöhlmann
Associate Editor, Springer Verlag/J.B. Metzler

12.35 - 13.30 pm

About product management and lucky coincidences

Dr. Leonie Lüth
Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec B.V. & Co. KG

Day 2   I  04.11.2021

09.30 - 10.30 am

Panel discussion: How to communicate my competence to potential employers

Marcus Holzheimer
Managing Partner, MH3 Beratung/LearnCon GmbH
Annika Schneider
Journalist, WILA Bonn
Heidi Störr
Career Consultant, Push your career – Bewerbungsberatung
Bärbel Volkmann
HR Consultant, Global Talent Acquisition, Bayer AG
Chair: Dr. Debbie Radtke
Program coordinator, iGRAD HHU

11.00 - 11.40 am

Strategic networking as an access to the hidden job market

Caroline Ketting
Coach/Trainer & Projektmanager, Ketting Coaching

11.00 - 11.40 am

Be you! Be Bayer! Entry and career opportunities

Bärbel Volkmann
HR Consultant Global Talent Acquisition, Bayer AG

11.00 - 11.40 am

Initiativansprache von potentiellen Arbeitgebern

Marcus Holzheimer
Managing Partner, MH3 Beratung/LearnCon GmbH

11.50 am - 12.30 pm

Want to push your career in Germany? – Secrets of a successful job application

Heidi Störr
Career Consultant, Push your career – Bewerbungsberatung Heidi Störr

11.50 am - 12.30 pm

Beruf – Karriere – Familie – im Griff 

Silke Mekat
Trainer, Solution Coaching Silke Mekat

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