Company Visits

Company visits offer a great possibility to explore career opportunities outside academia. Each company visit will consist of a 2-hour preparation workshop followed by a full day excursion. Participation is possible for all graduate students and postdocs of the Center.

Company visits part 3: Sandoz & Metabion

We'll visit the Sandoz site in Schaftenau (Austria) by bus. It will be an insight into a (generic) drugs company- what differentiates their business model and operations from others? We'll get a site visit with augmented reality and the chance to speak with company representatives. 

In the afternoon, we'll be hosted by metabion in Martinsried, where we'll speak with them and representatives from other companies. We can explore how it is to work in smaller companies, how to get a job offer and how their business model fits into the "biosphere" of the European life science industries.  


Preparation workshop (2h),

September 10, 2018, 4-6 pm, Neuherberg Campus

This short workshop is to prepare you for the each company visit, so that you'll be able to get most out of this day. Topics we will cover:

- Core qualifications when entering industry and how you can already work on them

- Paths for application

- Work environments: how does working in industry differ from academia?

- The "hidden" job market: strategies beyond the obvious.


Company visits part 3: Full day excursion

September 13, 2018, 7 am- 5 pm, start from Neuherberg Campus

max. number of participants: 14

Trainer: Dr. Philipp Gramlich (Natural Science Careers)




Company visits part 1: Eurofins, Nuvisan, Agilent

preparation workshop: April 26, 2018.

excursion: May 2, 2018.


Company visits part 2: Roche

preparation workshop: July 3, 2018.

excursion: July 6, 2018.


Company visits part 3: Sandoz

preparation workshop: September 10, 2018.

excursion: September 13, 2018.


Company visits part 4: Biocluster Straubing

preparation workshop: October 18, 2018.

excursion: October 23, 2018.