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Science to Data Science: PhDs and postdocs moving to industry and startups

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Max-Planck-Institut

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1

45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr

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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 with a numerate background - e.g. STEM, statistics, econometrics - that is curious about the opportunities in the industry and in startups.

Proof-of-concept

  • >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

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.

What is a Career in Data Science or Data Analytics?

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

  • Data on the global AI talent pool
  • Data on business, startups, and the European labor market
  • The German landscape explained

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.

The industry-ready CV or resumé

Together, we look in detail at inspiring examples

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

20.00 Reception with food and drinks

21.00 End of the event

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