PhD. What’s next?

PhD. What’s next?

Career Day for Doctoral Students

Join the career day to learn life lessons of former PhD graduates.

Have you ever wondered how to navigate through life after the PhD? Meet interesting speakers from both academia and industry who will share their experiences. Learn from them and ask your questions! No long ago, they have been PhD students like you.

There is no registration necessary or entrance fee for the talks.


09:30 - 09:45 Introduction
09:45 - 10:15 Paolo Varutti First Sensor AG “Master? Done! PhD? Done! And now??? What’s waiting for you when you switch to dark side”
10:15 - 10:45 Ivana Mutavdžin CarboCode Germany GmbH "Life after PhD - from academia to industry"
10:45 - 11:00 Discussion break
11:00 - 11:30 Amir E. Fard Otto Junker GmbH "From Academia to Industry: How to Make the Right Choice?"
11:30 - 12:00 Teng Zhou MPI Magdeburg "Computer-aided integrated material and process design"
12:00 - 12:15 Discussion break
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:00 Anne Teller Office of the OVGU Vice President "Science & Management: Friends with Benefits?!"
14:00 - 14:30 Manuel Baumann Philips GmbH Innovative Technologies “Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting: From research to application”
14:30 - 14:45 Discussion break
14:45 - 15:15 Steffen Borchers-Tigasson Evonik Industries AG , HTW Berlin "Teaching and research at universities of applied sciences"
15:15 - 15:45 Martin Ballerstein HUK Coburg "Motor insurance and self-driving cars"
15:45 - 16:00 Discussion break
16:00 - 16:30 Heiko Weichelt MathWorks, Boston "x = A\b; % Sprechen Sie MATLAB -OR- How to accelerate your PhD results."
16:30 - 17:00 Alexander Schiller Schiller & Mertens, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena "As scientist I focus on the results – as coach I focus on the process!” – Shifting gears in academia
17:00 - 17:15 Final Discussion
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