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Training for predocs 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day)

With the aim of supporting the development of the professional skills of its predoctoral researchers, nanoGUNE is organizing three training sessions.

Oral Communication Skills

Bright ideas, great initiatives and promising projects can depend significantly on how they are presented. In this training the participants further develop their skills in preparing and delivering top quality presentations, as well as in communicating with different audiences.

When and where:

  • Friday, 17 November: 9:30 - 14 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Friday, 24 November: 9:30 - 14:30 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Monday, 27 November: 13:00 - 15 h. (30 minutes Individual sessions). Tower second floor meeting room.
  • Tuesday, 28 November: 9:00 - 13:30 h. (30 minutes Individual sessions). Tower second floor meeting room.
  • Thursday, 30 November: 9:30 - 12:30 h. Second floor seminar room.

Language: English

Content and methods:

The topic will be regarded from all perspectives to achieve a broad skill set development, and will be presented and trained using an interactive mix of methods, including small group exercises, discussion rounds and practical exercises.

  • Prepare and structure a short scientific presentaion and develop professional presentation material.
  • Learn about different audiences and adapt the presentation, its content and message accordingly.
  • Use body language and voice successfully during the presentation.
  • Get to know and practice different Stress Management Techniques.
  • React professionally to questions and feedback after the presentation.

The training includes individual feedback sessions to achieve the maximum learning effect.

 Priority will be given to 1st year predoctoral researchers (registered at a PhD program in 2017).

Entrepreneurship

The goal of the Entrepreneurship course is to train pre-doctoral researchers to transform an idea into an entrepreneurial project. The first part of the training focuses on how to be an entrepreneur. Students will become familiar with the creative process, thinking out of the box, analyzing the participants strengths and discussing obstacles or doubts they might encounter. The second part focuses on a business model, the CANVAS and how to write a business plan.

When and where:

  • Tuesday, 24 October: 9:30 - 13:30 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Wednesday, 25 October: 9:30 - 12:30 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Friday, 27 October: 9:30 - 12:30 h. Second floor seminar room.

Language: English

Content and methods:

The content is presented and trained using an interactive mix of methods, including small group exercises, discussion rounds, practical exercises and applying the knowledge acquired for the student's chosen project.

  • How to be an entrepreneur.
  • Creative Process.
  • Business Model.
  • Business Plan.

Priority will be given to 2nd year predoctoral researchers (registered at a PhD program in 2016).

Take the step: from academia to industry

For many young researchers the knowledge and skills gained during the academia education are the foundation of a successful career in the private sector.

Nevertheless there are several hurdles that can stop young researchers form stepping into industry positions. These challenges range form a simple lack of knowledge of possible job options to practical challenges like how to prepare an appealing industrial resume or how to communicate in a job interview.

This training aims to aid the participants in overcoming these hurdles.

When:

  • Tuesday, 7 November: 9:30 - 12:30 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Wednesday, 8 November: 9:30 - 12:30 h. Second floor seminar room.
  • Tuesday, 14 November: 9:30 - 12:30. (1h individual sessions). Second floor seminar room.
  • Wednesday, 15 November: 9:30 - 12:30. (1h individual sessions). Second floor seminar room.

Language: English.

Content and methods:

The content is presented and trained using an interactive mix of methods, including small group exercises, discussion rounds, practical exercises and individual coaching.

  • Broaden the spectrum: Career options for PhDs in industry.
  • Transferable Skills: What are they? How to get them, how to show them?
  • Apply to industry: The resume, letter, and further application documents.
  • The job interview: How to prepare for it and how to succeed.
  • Individual feedback and interview coaching for each participant.

Priority will be given to 3rd year predoctoral researchers (registered at a PhD program in 2015).