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Career Compass Workshop


15 + 22 February 2023 (both dates make a whole)

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Dr. Donatella Canella, Life and Transition Coaching, Adliswil, ZH


Dr. Donatella Canella

Ms Samantha Allen


This experiential workshop was designed to help students/postdocs build their career from "inside out". In other words, participants learn to identify their core motivators in life (values, strengths, skills, and vision) and how to use them to design a career path that is aligned with them. The practical tools we provide will help participants navigate the first essential stages of career planning: gaining a clear vision on what motivates them, what they really want, what they can already count on and developing a concrete action plan to take the first steps in that direction.

The main outcomes of this workshop include:

• Identify what makes you YOU: core values, strengths, skills and more;

• Get the best out of your PhD: understanding what value it brings to your career vision;

• Your PhD+: invest in your interest and talents;

• Your biggest impact in the world: know what environment is right for you;

• Your Work Statement: clarify what gives purpose and energy to your work

• Create your unique career vision • From vision to a concrete action plan

• What is getting in the way: recognize and overcome self-limiting beliefs and fears;

• Build resilience: turn disappointments/failures into your g



 15 + 22 February 2023, Time: 9:00-17:00


University of Lausanne, Amphipôle 315.1




When? 15 + 22 February 2023, Time: 9:00-17:00

Where? University of Lausanne, Amphipôle 315.1 (to be confirmed)

Questions? contact: staromics(at)cuso(dot)ch

Note: The course is organized in collaboration with the CUSO Ecology & Evolution and CUSO MPS.



Reimbursements for CUSO StarOmics students: - Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.

NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.

See HERE for the procedure.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan

Other CUSO Students: Please contact the coordinator of your Program.


Deadline for registration: 5 February 2023*


Priority is given to PhD students of the Doctoral Programmes CUSO DPEE, MPS and StarOmics

Number of places for

-CUSO StarOmics: 10






In case of cancellations, before 5.2.2023: free

Late cancellations or no-show: 50 CHF administrative fee

A waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.



Deadline for registration 05.02.2023
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