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-SHH 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-SHH offers many other opportunities:
- individual consultation and coaching
- career fairs
- internships in companies
- network-building activities
The IMPRS-SHH also endeavors to assist PhD students in the transfer phase between the submission of the dissertation and the start of a new position.