At the third CEPLAS Career Speed Dating on June 26, 11 representatives from various different professional fields met with the 13 early career researchers at Schloss Mickeln in Düsseldorf. The aim of the CEPLAS Career Speed Dating is to give early career scientists the opportunity to learn about professional careers in- and outside academia and to help them in making their own career plans.
The meeting started with introductions of all invited speakers where they gave short, very personal insights into their career paths and on the decisions, hurdles and curiosities they encountered during their career. After the presentations, representatives and researchers came together for individual short face-to-face meetings, where they were completely free to discuss whatever was relevant to them.
Apart from one-to-one meetings, the event was also a good chance for our early career researchers to extend their professional network as well as for the invited guests to meet and get to know potential future employees and present their organization as an attractive employer.
Participating institutions 2018: