Participate! 2019: Career Day!
This year's winner of our Participate! contest is Phd student Hamedreza Kohzadi with a concept for a full career day helping new and advanced MA students of the regular and the Joint programme along on their career path.
On 9 November 2019, we started off the day at 10 a.m. with a potluck brunch. After that, we had a rountable on career options in academic (specifically focussing on applying for scholarships) and another roundtable on other career opportunities outside the university.
The "Roundtable Academic Career" was moderated by Igor Baldoino and structured by Hamedreza Kohzadi. During this roundtable, a group of panelists (mainly former MA EAS students) shared their experiences in successfully applying for a variety of scholarships with the audience. In addition, Igor Baldoino gave an overview of scholarships available to MA EAS students and future PhD candidates while Hamedreza Kohzadi explained the application procedure exemplarily with the help of his own DAAD scholarship. During the roundtable, the panelists did not only share their own experiences but also answered questions from the audience.
The "Roundtable Alumni and post-MA perspectives" was organised and moderated by Touhid Chowdhury, who has organised former students of the MA EAS to serve as panelists and share their experiences in qualified jobs outside of university. The roundtable will also serve to kick off the new MA EAS Alumni Association, which is currently being formed. To this effect, Touhid Chowdhury distributed questionnaires asking about people's interest in alumni work, which you can find here(32.8 KB).
Throughout the whole day, the Career Orientation Service was staffed by Igor Baldoino, who provided individual advice on career opportunities after the MA EAS. Moreover, our student helpers Marcellina Scheller and Alexander Feitenhansl were at hand to help you with organisational or infrastructural questions (Marcellina) or questions of academic research (Alexander).
The event was officially opened and presided over by the head of the examination boar of the MA EAS, Prof. Dr. Christoph Houswitschka, and co-organised by the MA EAS coordinators, Dr. Susan Brähler (Joint Programme) and Dr. Kerstin-Anja Münderlein (regular MA).
Here are some picture of the event: