Science to Data Science: Ph.D. and M.Sc. moving to industry & startups

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Hollerithallee 17

30419 Hannover


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“The problem for AI in Europe is not the money, it is finding the talent” (Leading European AI practitioner)

Data Science, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence constitute the fastest-growing job market for the very highly qualified. This workshop offers you the following:

  1. Guidance: How do I find out if a career in data analytics or data science is right for me?
  2. A customizable roadmap for completing the transition in 6 to 9 months
  3. Tips and tricks on approaching the labor market and hiring managers

Target participants

Any Ph.D. or Postdoc or Master student with a numerate background - e.g. STEM, statistics, econometrics - that is curious about the opportunities in the industry and in startups.


  • >500 screenings and interviews of aspiring data analysts and data scientists
  • A national event series in e.g. Berlin, Bonn, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Köln, Mainz, Stuttgart, Tübingen
  • >100 re-written CVs and behind-the-scenes cooperation with hiring managers & recruiters

The host

Graphmasters - No more traffic jams. The leading collaborative routing software. Find the shortest and fastest way from A to B.

Workshop lead

Dr. Chris Armbruster is a founding member of the AI Guild. Earlier, he was the Director at Data Science Retreat. He also helped roll out digital infrastructures for the 80 Max Planck Institutes, while also researching postdoc careers.

Workshop structure

17.00 Drinks and networking

17.30 Start: Workshop objective

The objective is to empower workshop participants to pursue a career in the Data & AI professions. A customizable roadmap is offered for a successful transition.

Meet Jonas Matthias, who attended the last workshop at Graphmasters, and is now a Data Analyst and a Ph.D. student (Physics, Hannover)

What is a Career in Data Science or Data Analytics?

Based on a large number of Ph.D. and Master talents that have become Data Scientists or Data Analysts we explore career options and job opportunities.

The roadmap to getting hired

In an ‘Ask Me Anything’ format we query the four essential milestones of the career transition a) exploration of the field; b) domain orientation; c) skills gap analysis and training; d) career start.

Trends in employment, startups, and industry

Data on job growth, startup funding, and industry trends are presented. Moreover, data on starting and median salaries have also been collected by a variety of independent sources.

  • Presentation of data and trends
  • Final Q&A

19.30 Reception with food and drinks

  • Meet Graphmasters
  • Meet the AI Guild

21.00 End of the event

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