Complementary skills training

The Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) of the University of Freiburg is one of the very successful graduate schools of the excellence initiative of the German federal government and has a 8 years of experience in organizing “soft skill” courses for PhD students. SGBM will provide a two-day course on project management in which the students will structure, plan, control and document a project, identify and manage risks of the project, and learn to inform and collaborate constructively with other stakeholders in a project.

The SGBM (UFR) will also provide a half day workshop with individual follow-up on career coaching in which students will reflect on career possibilities and learn to become aware of their own skills and the skills asked for in academic and non-academic environments, how to translate their skills to different work areas and to elaborate career options.