Career events  

Career events, workshops/courses, opportunities

During the current period of the national excellence initiative (2018-2025), all courses and services offered by the Berlin member universities of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) will be open to all membes of these institutions.

Please note:
(1) Many courses will be free for you and at no cost to M&B. You can go ahead an book them.

(2) Some courses, though free for you, will have to be paid for by M&B and thus need to be approved beforehand by M&B. Please check with the course organizers whether costs will be incurred for M&B before booking your courses. For these courses you will have to get our go-ahead.

Direct links to the course offers of the BUA graduate centers:
Dahlem Research School, FU
TU Center for Junior Scholars
Humboldt Graduate School, HU, News and online offers
Humboldt Graduate School, HU, Transferable skills courses
Berlin University Alliance

General list of career-related courses (not all of them will be available at any one time):

  • Annual career days
  • Mentoring programs: one-on-one and peer mentoring
  • Career development courses / opportunities
  • Career coaching
  • Plan B courses (careers outside the Academy)
  • Career networking events
  • Getting started on your PhD events / courses
  • Transition funding
  • University departments dedicated to professional continuing education (Berufliche Weiterbildung)

Upcoming career events

Monday, 16 May 2022, 17.00–19.00
The (In-)compatibility of Motherhood and Science (in German)
The Berlin Institute of Health is hosting an online event about motherhood and science, featuring a discussion and reading from the book „Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft. Die (Un-)Vereinbarkeit von Mutterbild und wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit“ with authors Sarah Czerney, Lena Eckert and Silke Martin on Monday, May 16, at 5 p.m. The discussion will address not only the concrete experience of being a mother and scientist, but also what needs to change in the scientific system in order to be able to care for others and do science as well. This event is for people of all genders, and with or without children!
Registration & further information:
Or directly via:

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 17.00-18.30
Growing up in Science - Berlin: Dr. Guillermo Pérez-Hernández
We are happy to announce the speakers for the summer semester of 2022 on the monthly series Growing up in Science - Berlin. In every talk, we feature a scholar's story focusing on doubts, struggles, detours, failures, and successes throughout all career stages. The primary goal is not to offer classical career advice but to examine in some depth and in the context of a broader narrative the hidden human factors of working in academia. To know more about the rationale behind Growing up in Science talks, please have a look at this article:
Our second speaker for this semester is Dr. Guillermo Pérez-Hernández, a researcher at the Modelling and Dynamics of Molecular Complexes Group of the Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics at the Charité, where he studies protein behavior using computer simulation. In his talk, he will share his experiences about growing up in science and the role that coincidence, family, and friends have played in it.
Please register on our webpage to receive the link to this event, and please feel free to forward this information to your friends and colleagues.

Scholar Minds: Mental health initiative for ECRs in Berlin
Twitter: @BerlinMinds

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10.00–15.00
Workshop: Preparation for the German job market
Learn about the German and Berlin labor market, receive an overview of companies, get inspired, understand the German labor law.
- Employment and the labor market: facts & figures
- The specifics of the Berlin labor market
- The German labor law, taxes and duties
- Discussion of individual interest and needs
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Stabsstelle Career Center & Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung

September/October or October/November 2022
CareerMaker 2.0 - A blended learning course on building and pursuing your personal career vision
Dr. Simone Cardoso de Oliveira (
Module 1: Kickoff Workshop - Group work (two consecutive days, 3 hours each with breaks):
Module 2: Online Self-Study Period - One month individual work in an online course, containing input, nudges and exercises
Module 3: Towards your next position - Group work (one day, 3 hours with breaks)
Module 4: One-on-one Career Coaching - Individual work with the instructor (up to 1,5 hrs)
Format: Online, via videoconferencing plus virtual whiteboard and an online course platform.
Target group: Advanced doctoral students.
Languages: English. Group size: min. 5, max. 8

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This page last updated on: 12 May 2022

Contact für M&B Career Events

Annette Winkelmann
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56, Room 301
Tel. +49 30 2093-89750
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