Soft-skills Seminar for the years 2013

    The courses are shown in reverse order of time.

    Alternative Career Paths | Tutor: Mckinsey Consulting | home 

    November 28, 2013

    Room: 0.02, Time: 17:00-20:00

    Agenda & Program

    introduction/motivation "why are we doing this"- 10mins - IMPRS representative 

    presentation on, e.g., energy turnaround ("Energiewende") in Germany/Europe - 30-40mins - McKinsey 

    short break (depending on audience) - 5-10mins 

    short presentation on careers in consulting/McKinsey - 10mins - McKinsey 

    Q&A - 10-20mins, depending on interest - all 

    informal get-together, buffet food / drinks, further informal discussions/questions - all/interested


    Science Communication in the Digital Age | Dennis Fink | home 

    May 14,  2013

    The Course will be repeated on May 16, 2013 because of the high demand.


    9:00 - 9:30h: Introduction

    • Introduction of the course trainer and participants
    • Overview on the course agenda

    9:30 - 10:30h: Lecture & Discussion - The Image of the Scientist

    • The image of the scientist in the public, based on studies from the 1960s until today
    • Scientists in mainstream media and how this affects the opinion of the public
    • Is the public‘s opinion congruent with your own? How do you want to be seen by the public?

    10:30h: Coffee break 

    10:45 - 12:30h: Practical Part - Dealing with the Media I

    • Understanding the media
    • Guideline how to give good interviews
    • Group work on interview training: Good interviewer, bad interviewer 

    12:30 - 13:30h: Lunch break

    13:30 - 14:45h: Practical Part - Dealing with the Media II

    • Video analysis of the interview situations
    • Optimization of interview skills
    • Self-confidence in interviews and loosing fear in front of cameras

    14:45h: Coffee break

    15:00 - 16:30h: Lecture & Discussion - Science Communication Technologies

    • A brief history of science communication
    • Discussion: Does it makes sense to involve the public in your research (Blogs & Tweets)?
    • Review on suitable internet platforms for science communication (Twitter, MaxNet, Research Gate)
    • How to use RSS feeds for daily updates
    • Alternative ways for science outreach and funding: Crowd funding

    16:30 - 17:00h: Final Discussion and Wrap-Up

    Self and Time management | S. Hatzl

    January 30, 31, 2013



    Scientific Writing | Dr. Ben Brüggemann (Major Physics)

    January 25, 2013



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