Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2017 - Courses for SAOT members


How to survive in a job interview

19th May 2017, 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m., plus one hour on 20th or 21th May

The two-day-course trains the student how to perform in a job interview

  • On the first day the usual structure of and requirements in a job interview are presented and recommendations are given how to perform successfully. In small role plays the theory is put into practice.
  • On the second or third day each student will attend a real 'live' simulation of a job interview.

On the first day the whole group works together. On the second/third day individual time slots for the students will be scheduled. Therefore time required for each single student is only the first day (19th May) and about one hour on the second or third day (20th or 21st May) and the maximum number of attendants is limited to sixteen. We ask for a registration by 31st March in order to know whether one or two days for the invidual interviews are needed.

Lecturer: Franka Strietzel, Dr. Jürgen Großmann

Location: SAOT / MAOT course room, Paul-Gordan-Str. 8/10

Registration: please write to


Improving your abstract impact – an editor’s perspective

13th January 2017, 2 – 6pm

In a scientific paper, the abstract is the most important and immediate entry point for your readers. An effective abstract can result in invitations to conferences, interest and input from fellow researchers, and publication in leading journals. In this workshop, we will begin with some advice and then review your own abstracts to help you to improve your impact and expand your vocabulary.

Lecturer: Dr. Richard Webb

Dr. Richard Webb completed his PhD in Germany and went on to become an editor first at Nature and then for the New Scientist. He will bring in the publisher’s perspective: what to avoid, how to structure your abstract for the greatest impact.

Registration: please send an email  by Friday December 16th to



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