Students & Alumni

PhD study and career development

The doctorate is the first step in a scientific career. At the same time, however, it is also a proof of special abilities: specialist knowledge in a certain area, ability to concentrate on a task, ability to complete a task in a certain time, etc.

Studying at the IMPRS for the Science Human History not only lays the foundation for a possible academic career, but also opens up many other options. The IMPRS therefore makes it possible to acquire transferable professional skills, which are incorporated into the curriculum and appear on the student’s completion certificate.

These skills include, among others:

  • project management
  • PR work
  • organizational work
  • third-party funding acquisition
  • presentation techniques
  • intercultural communication

Beyond the curriculum, the IMPRS offers many other opportunities:

  • individual consultation and coaching
  • career fairs
  • internships in companies
  • network-building activities

The IMPRS also endeavors to assist PhD students in the transfer phase between the submission of the dissertation and the start of a new position.