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Career Coaching Outside Academia

Individual coaching sessions between 17 October 2019 and 30 April 2020

COAST (Career Orientation and Skills Training for Postdocs at DESY) and PIER join together in offering a pilot coaching program for PhD researchers interested in careers outside of academia.

COAST career center for postdocs is waiting for funding approval and is expected to start in the first quarter of 2020. In the meantime, PhD researchers have the opportunity to receive one-on-one career coaching sessions. PLEASE NOTE: The coaching sessions are available only for PhD students with a DESY contract.

The 90-minute confidential sessions can help:

• Clarify career goals outside of academia
• Explore options
• Identify strengths and challenges
• Implement plan for skills development
• Prepare for upcoming interviews
• Gain information on resources at DESY

When and where:

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 and 11:30 to 13:00 between 1 February and 30 April 2020 (max. 2 sessions per person) PIER building 61, room 117a.

How to make an appointment:

Please contact: Annette.leemans@desy.de
Slots will be filled on first come, first serve basis. Please give 2 possible time slot options.

About Annette: Annette Leemans has a Master’s in Career Counseling from St. Mary’s College in California. She is the COAST career counselor for Postdocs at DESY. Her approach is non-directive using unconditional support and empathy. Her mission is to empower people coming from all socio- economic backgrounds and nationalities in reaching their full potential. As a life-long learner, she values transparency and perseverance in order to continue to grow intellectually while deepening her cultural awareness.

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Infection and Structural Biology
Christian Nweze
Photon Science / Nanoscience
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
19 Mar. 2020 to 10 Apr. 2020
06 Apr. 2020 16:00
Location: Online Zoom
07 Apr. 2020 to 08 Apr. 2020
Location: Seminar Room 304, Building 3
07 Apr. 2020 16:45
Location: Auditorium
08 Apr. 2020 09:00
Speaker: CUNLIFFE, Sam, Dr. LINDNER, Axel
Location: Remote connections only.
08 Apr. 2020 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
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