Impulse – Getting started and connected

Kick-off event for doctoral candidates

Impulse – Getting started and connected is an event especially for new doctoral candidates. Once a year, all doctoral candidates who have started their dissertation at TU Darmstadt in the past twelve months, are invited to participate.

This event aims at bringing together doctoral candidates from all departments of the university right from the start. Getting to know people who are in the same situation and finding out about the wide variety of services for doctoral candidates provided by different institution of the university are the major goals.

Impulse 2022 takes place online via ZOOM on January 27th and 28th, 2022.

Impulse 2022

January 27th, 2022
02:00 pm – 02:20 pm Welcome and Introduction of Ingenium
02:20 pm – 03:05 pm Meet the new doctoral candidates (I) – Getting connected
03:05 pm – 03:15 pm Break
03:15 pm – 04:15 pm Workshop “Pitch perfect”
04:15 pm – 04:45 pm Break
04:45 pm – 05:15 pm Meet the new doctoral candidates (II) – Getting connected
05:15 pm – 06:00 pm “Yay, we made it: Ask advanced peers!”
Lessons learnt from the doctorate – How to get through with it well! I wish, I’d known this earlier!
From 07:00 pm The Spirit of the Klosterstube – Casual gathering in one of Darmstadt’s pubs or in our virtual lounge (optional)
January 28th, 2022
09:45 am – 10:00 am Warm Up
10:00 am – 11:00 am Invited Talk by Professor Dr. Maresi Nerad
Maresi Nerad is Professor Emerita for Higher Education at University of Washington, Seattle, where she founded the Centre for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education. She has done research all around the globe, e.g. in Australia, Germany, India, Japan and South Africa. She is a respected consultant for doctoral education and early careers. She is associated with TU Darmstadt as Alumna and guest researcher.
11:00 am – 11:10 am Break
11:10 am – 11:25 am Presentation of Workshops
11:25 am – 12:40 pm Getting started-Workshops
12:40 pm – 01:30 pm Lunch break
01:30 pm – 01:45 pm Fresh up
01:45 pm – 03:00 pm Getting started-Workshops
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Farewell
From 03:30 pm Coffee Lounge (optional)

Registration Impulse 2022

Please complete registration form with statement from your supervisor and send it to . We look forward to meeting you!

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