Soft Skills Summer 2020

The Soft Skills Summer is an initiative by the CRC 1242 and the team for Equal Opportunities of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. We would like to invite you to be a part of it and to improve your soft skills.

We will offer different workshops. It is possible to attend one, two or all workshops.

Friday, October 23, 2020 Looking to the Future: Job Market and Career Planning

Topics of the workshop:

  • Raising awareness of the personal situation and the necessity of individual future planning
  • Dealing with the current labour market situation, especially before the background of the current pandemic effects
  • Insights into individual coaching through exercises for self-reflection and giving and receiving feedback

Friday, November 27, 2020 How to walk through the application procedure - Part I

Topics of the workshop:

  • Understanding of application process and how to behave properly
  • Discussing career path opportunities and challenges (especially for women)
  • Guidance for job search as well as job application procedures
  • Awareness of networking activities as a key success factor for career planning
  • Matching job requirements to participants‘ strengths, interests and abilities
  • Insights into individual coaching by exercises for analyzing and reflection the own personality

Monday, December 7, 2020 How to walk through the application procedure - Part II

Topics of the workshop:

Based on a round of feedback from the previous workshop, further topics related to the application process, such as preparation for the interview or the onboarding process, will be discussed in consultation with the participants.