Transferable Skills and Social Integration
We aim to support our students not only in their scientific education, but in all aspects of professional development. The IMPRS offers seminars, tutorials and workshops on topics like:
- presentation, communication and networking skills
- identification of job opportunities within academia and industry
- CV review and interview practice
For these seminars and workshops, we partner with other educational institutes in the area, the University of Potsdam, the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the IMPRS for Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Gravitation, Cosmology and Quantum Field Theory at the AEI.
The AEI also closely partners with the Potsdam International Community Center (PICC), located on the Potsdam Science Campus. The PICC offers German language courses, public speaking practice, international meet-up groups, and many other initiatives of social integration. The AEI provides free German classes to foreign scientists and PhD students.
The AEI also has an international office to support incoming students with all administrative and organizational matters, such as finding apartments, opening a bank account, getting health insurance, organizing visas, etc.