Postdoc Appreciation Week: Free Career Webinars

19 September 2022 | 16:00

Get an overview of the German research system and make informed decisions for your next career step in academia. Register now for our webinars on 19+21 September!

Postdoc Appreciation Week @GSO

The GSO offers two free webinars during the Postdoc Appreciation Week from 19-23 September 2022.

1. Careers beyond academia

When? 19 September, 4 pm CEST

Transitioning from academia to another sector can be challenging:

  • How do my skills translate to a job in the business, public or non-profit sectors?
  • Where can I find inspiration and what’s behind certain job titles?
  • How should my CV and a cover letter look like? Are there other ways to get a job?
  • Do I need a LinkedIn profile and how can I leverage this tool? What can I expect in job interviews and how do I deal with narratives such as being “overqualified”?

The workshop will give first answers and offers a space to discuss questions and experiences of the participants.


About your host:

Anne is Executive Director of the German Scholars Organization (GSO), an independent nonprofit in Berlin that advises, connects, promotes, and funds researchers who want to build a career in Germany.

She studied Social and Business Communications and Sociology in Berlin and Chinese Language in Nanjing, China. After receiving her PhD in Organizational Sociology from the University of St. Gallen, she spent a year as postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, USA. She then transitioned from academia to the nonprofit sector. Learn more about her journey here.

Connect with Anne via LinkedIn or Twitter.


You will receive the Zoom-link the day before the event.

2. Understanding the German Research System

When? 21 September, 4 pm CEST

Navigating a career in academia is always challenging. In order to make informed decisions and strategically plan your career or next step in the German research landscape, it is important to know how the system works and what options you can pursue. The input will cover the following topics and you will get the chance to discuss your questions:

  • An overview of academic career paths in Germany
  • Specifics of the German system
  • Funding options
  • Managing your expectations and tapping into resources

About your host:

Birte heads the advisory services and programs at German Scholars Organization (GSO), an independent nonprofit that advises, connects, promotes, and funds researchers who want to build a career in Germany.

After receiving her PhD in Chinese Studies, Birte build an academic cooperation with China, led a PhD program and advanced services for entrepreneurs in science. She is trained as a systemic coach.

Connect with Birte via LinkedIn.


You will receive the Zoom-link the day before the event.

About PAW


This year, Germany is joining the Postdoc Appreciation Week (PAW), which originated in the US & UK, and offer a series of events in the week of 19-23 September 2022 that are specifically designed and held for postdocs. The events will be offered by institutions all over Germany.

The German campaign is connected by the joint Twitter account @PAW_Germany as well as the Hashtag #PAWde. Please use the tag/hashtag to join the campaign.

Logo/Visual: Supported and created by Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB).