Diversity of career options – will my career benefit from a doctorate?

Panel Disscussion in the Frame Work of "Alumni to Newbies"

On Monday, May 13th at 7 p.m. TUM: Junge Akademie and TUM Graduate School cordially invite you to an exciting panel debate at Campus Garching.

Doing a doctorate is usually a common requirement if you wish to pursue a career in academia and obtain in-depth knowledge in a specific research field. However, the vast majority of TUM’s graduates are not heading for a career in academia but are looking for other career options in industry, government, the media, entrepreneurship etc. With the ever-changing global job market and industry requirements, is it worth to embark on a 3-5 years journey to obtain a doctoral title in any case? Will I really get a better paid leadership position with a doctoral degree in the long-run or would I’ve gotten the same position based on e.g. longer practical work experience? There are plenty of different career options – for some a doctoral degree might be useful, for others a doctoral degree might be unnecessary.

Our guests are leading scientists who have gathered vast international experience both academically and personally throughout their careers:

  • Dr. Felix Braun, TUM alumni of TUM mechanical engineering (Dr.-Ing.) and TUMJA alumni (Year 2011), Corporate Development at Lilium GmbH
  • Prof. Dr. Marco Caccamo, Institute for Cyber-Physical Systems in Production Engineering, TUM (tbc)
  • Dr. Roxana Codita, TUM alumni of TUM School of Management (Dr. rer. pol.), Product/ Portfolio Strategy at AUDI AG 
  • Prof. Dr.-Klaus Diepold, Chair for Data Processing, TUM (confirmed)
  • Dr. Sylvia Kessler, TUM Chair of Material Science and Testing (MST) 

The event will take place in an informal setting on 13.05.2019 at 7 pm at TUM MSE building (Lichtenbergstraße 4a / Raum 0001.ZEI) in Garching. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Places are limited – please register until Wednesday, May 8th 2019 using the plattform www.together.tum.de/veranstaltungen-junge-akademie.