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Mentoring Plus for female postdocs

Women scientists in the early or advanced postdoctoral phase, women with a habilitation as well as junior professors can use Mentoring Plus to actively and systematically advance their careers. The one-year program is aimed at female scientists who are pursuing a career in academia as well as women with a doctorate who are planning to switch to other working fields related to science or change to other sectors such as business, administration, politics or culture. The start of the program is several times a year possible.

Next round planned for 2020.

Program components

  • Group coaching to prepare for the mentoring processh
  • One-to-one mentoring with an experienced specialist and manager
  • Mid-term and final reflections to support the success of the program
  • Networking in the peer group, Mentoring Plus community and the Network of Talents
  • Special workshops for Postdocs on topics such as career planning, leadership skills, work-life balance and application and appointment training

Benefits from program participation

  • Actively shaping career and life planning
  • Developing and decisively implementing individual career strategies
  • Sharpening own competence and research profile
  • Convincing and professional self-representation
  • Expanding and making targeted use of professional networks
  • Increasing opportunities for a long-term scientific career
  • Preparing the change from academia to working fields close to science or other sectors such as administration, economy, politics or culture
  • Evolving personal leadership style and strengthening position as (potential) leader
  • Gaining practices for balanced lifestyles and stress management
Portrait of Jasmin Blümlein

Contact person: Jasmin Blümlein

Potsdam Graduate School


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