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Mentoring at the Viadrina

Workshop Self-presentation, Small Talk & Networking

In the frame of the ESF-funded Mentoring Programme for Female Postdoctoral Reaserchers, this year Viadrina Mentoring has the capacity to offer two Workshops to all female postdocs, who are linked to a university, a higher education institution or a non-university research institution in the State of Brandenburg.

"Career Strategies for female Postdocs in Germany", 5.-7.09.2018, Berlin
"Self presentation, Small Talk & Networking", 27.+28.09.2018, Frankfurt (Oder)

We have the pleasure to inform you, that the second one will be conducted by Dr. Karin Bodewits (PhD at the University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry and the Medical SchoolI, co-founder and owner of NaturalScience.Careers, specialised in women in science, self-presentation & networking). We are happy that the workshop takes place at our partner´s IHP Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics / Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik and some female postdoc researchers of IHP will attend the workshop.

Workshop: Self-presentation, Small Talk & Networking, 27.+28.09.2018 in Frankfurt (Oder).
Do you seem to miss every chance to network? D you have the feeling you can’t keep the conversation going or can’t even start it in the first place? From the first impression you leave, the conversation that follows to a successful or friendly follow-up… we will cover it during this seminar!

Workshop contents:

  • You are a brand! Self-marketing Your own behaviour at work
  • The message you should (not) bring across for success
  • Dress for success
  • Tips & tricks
  • Expanding your network
  • Keeping your network
  • Networking for introverts
  • Social media
Small talk
  • Starting conversations
  • keeping them going
  • finding your exit
  • Small talk at conferences & meetings

Conduct: Dr. Karin Bodewits

Date:  27.+28.09.2018, both days 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Place: Frankfurt (Oder), IHP Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics / Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Im Technologiepark 25, 15236 Frankfurt (Oder)

Language: English

Participation requirements: The workshop is aimed at female postdoctoral researchers, female heads junior research groups, female junior professors and female doctoral researchers in the final stage of their PhD of all science disciplines. Precondition is the membership of a university, of a higher education institutin or of a non-university research institution in the State of Brandenburg.

Registration: For both workshops, the number of participants is limited. We therefor request binding registration via e-mail to until August, 26th. We would like to make participation possible to as many researchers as possible. If you wold like to take part in both workshops, please let us know which one you prefer. In the other one you can take part if there will be free places available after the registration deadline. Registrations will be processed in the order that they are received. Please submit:

  1. your full name
  2. position
  3. proof of your link to a research insitution / university / institution of higher aducation in the State of Brandenburg, for example: a confirmation letter by your institution; a link to an official website of your institution that displays your position and function; an enrolement certificate
  4. preference, in case you´d like to register for both workshops.