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LinkedIn for scientists on their way to industry

JUNO Workshop

Target audience Postdoctoral researchers of all research areas
Language English
Duration 2x3 hours (8 work units)
Capacity max. 12
Credits for habilitation no
Workshop costs Participation is free for HHU members and members of HHU's Medical Faculty.
Registration Please register using the registration form below.

Upcoming workshop

Date Time Format Registration



both days

9 am - 12 pm

Online Training Registration

The transition from academia to industry can pose various challenges for individuals after completing graduate school. One of the key difficulties lies in deciding whether to pursue a career in academia or explore opportunities in the industry. Additionally, presenting oneself effectively to prospective employers can be daunting.

Mastering LinkedIn can offer several advantages, enabling you to:

  1. Enhance your professional visibility, making you more noticeable to recruiters, potential colleagues, and collaboration partners.
  2. Conduct research using LinkedIn's search engine to gain insights into potential career paths.
  3. Engage in targeted networking within your specific field, connecting with relevant professionals.
  4. Stay up to date with job postings and opportunities that align with your career goals.
  5. Align your language and values with the companies you aspire to work for, optimizing your job applications.

In essence, LinkedIn can serve as a powerful tool during this transition period if you understand how to leverage its potential. Irrespective of where you stand in your career decision-making process, this workshop aims to enhance your career toolbox and empower you with valuable skills.

Please Note: Prerequisite for participating in the workshop is a LinkedIn profile!

Dr. Maia George is an academic coach and former researcher with expertise in various areas. Her diverse range of topics includes new work in academia, scholarship applications, leveraging social media for transitioning to industry, and effective science communication.

Dr. George's experience encompasses her previous roles as a Research Assistant and Research Fellow at LehreLernen, an institution specializing in didactic qualifications in higher education, located at the University of Jena. Furthermore, she is an alumna and current member of the admission committee for the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).