Probability & Statistics Group Heidelberg-Mannheim

"PhD... and then?"

This is the first RTG networking & mentoring workshop for women in mathematics. Students of the RTG meet other female PhD students from other groups within Mathematics at the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, exchange ideas and thoughts in a relaxed atmosphere and learn from our invited guests and experts.

Topics cover

  • how to get the best out of graduate school,
  • writing a dissertation,
  • publishing,
  • exploring job market options and how to prepare for them,
  • teaching and
  • balancing work with the rest of life.

We have invited PD Dr. Susanne Koch (Hamburg University) and Professor Dr. Anne Leucht (TU Braunschweig) as mentors to give advice and insight on the above mentioned topics.


February 19th, 2016

14.00 Get together: Who is here? What will we do together?
14.45 Sharing experiences and identifying strengths and challenges in writing a dissertation, publishing and teaching
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 Observations, experiences and recommendations from mentors: Sharing in plenary
17.15 Individual strategies – balancing work and life
18.00 Closing day 1

February 20th, 2016

09.00 Getting started: A personal look on previous and upcoming development stages and decision making processes
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Requirements, competencies and skills for academic/non-academic careers: Observations, experiences and recommendations from mentors
12.15 Developing our network: How could we benefit from it?
13.00 Short evaluation and conclusion of the workshop with a joint lunch

Practical Information

The workshop takes place 19th-20th of February 2016 at the Kurhaus Trifels, Rhineland Palatinate.


Claudia Strauch (Heidelberg)