Career Talks

What career opportunities do I have after the PhD?
How can I best prepare for the start of my career?

Many doctoral candidates face the same questions during and at the end of their PhD. In order to provide you with the best possible support as a doctoral candidate at the GFA, we organise English-language career talks in cooperation with the Alumni Chapter of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University's Alumni Association. This event format gives you the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand insights and experiences from our alumni.
During the one-hour (online) events, the speakers talk about their diverse career paths and their personal experiences during their doctorate. After their presentation they are available to answer questions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the job profile, find out which qualifications and references you should bring with you and how you can develop your career.

The following alumni will be happy to answer your questions (from 15:00 to 16:00):

Online session
16.07.2024: Prof. Dr. Sabina Cerruto Ribeiro - Universidade Federal do Acre / CCBN

  • Doctorate in Forest management (Universidade Federal de Viçosa) with 1-yr stay at the Chair of Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing
  • M.Sc. Forest management (Universidade Federal de Viçosa)
  • Forest Engineering Natural resources management (Universidade de Brasília)

Online session
16.04.2024: Diplom-Forstwirt Christian Barsch - Erlebnisführungen Harz

  • Diploma specialisation in Economics and Planning

Online session
22.01.2024: Dr. Christa Lang - Leitung des Fachgebiets Forschung und Dokumentation im Nationalpark Eifel

  • Doctorate in the working group Forest Botany and Tree Physiology
  • Master's programme Wood Biology and Wood Technology

If one of the sessions is held in German, questions can also be addressed to the alumnus or alumna in English. A translation will be provided. As a GFA doctoral candidate, you will receive the link to the event by email to up to three days before the event. Spontaneous participation is theoretically possible, but the timely provision of the link can then no longer be guaranteed. Individual events will also take place in person. In this case, you will find the room details under the respective date. Hybrid participation is possible.

Alternative offer
In the programme leading up to the University of Göttingen's job and career fair (PraxisBörse), the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and the Agricultural Alumni Chapter invite you to a careers afternoon on 06.05.2024.