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199.096 From surviving to thriving: crafting your good professional life
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: VU Vorlesung mit Übung
  • Format der Abhaltung: Hybrid


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage...

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  1. Identify and articulate their core values, strengths, and own identity as a researcher/professional [know yourself]
  2. Critically evaluate professional/personal/career choices and opportunities and understand the relative trade-offs of decisions wrt values, strengths, etc [lead yourself]
  3. Apply everyday practices that promote their own health, wellbeing and research productivity [wellbeing]
  4. Develop peer coaching skills
  5. Understand the value of networking and connecting with others as a peer cohort

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

Being a PhD student can be challenging at the best of times, and even more so in times of pandemic. However it is not enough to just survive being a PhD student. It is also possible to thrive and build the foundations for a sustainable satisfying and rewarding career path.

This course focusses on two foundational sets of personal skills towards thriving as an academic/researcher/professional.

One is about understanding who you are as an academic/researcher/professional, and shaping your choices to be in line with your values and building on your strengths.

The other is about bringing your best self to your work by taking wellbeing seriously. The scientific evidence is clear that “…well-being is a critical enabling condition for academic success [where] …balanced, happy people are more productive, more creative, more collaborative….” [Berkely Uni ‘Graduate Happiness and Wellbeing Report’, 2014]

The overall aim of this course therefore is to develop critical personal skills that are important for knowing yourself and looking after yourself as an academic/researcher/professional. The content of the course will be driven by input on core skills, as well as topics identified by participants as important to them now.



Pre-recorded video lectures, online lectures, and readings
Self-work such as completing validated questionnaires, trying out different interventions
Blocked workshop sessions
Highly interactive online group discussions, presentations and reflections



Weitere Informationen

This is a Fundamental PhD Course of the Faculty of Informatics for doctoral students.

Doctoral students in Computer Science have admission priority to this course.

Format: online (also some in-person depending on numbers and current  COVID situation)


ECTS breakdown: 3 ECTS = 75 hours

20 hrs online sessions
15 hrs self-work re questionnaires, interventions etc
10 hrs reading
10 hrs group work
10 hrs reflective journal
10 hrs final report

Vortragende Personen


LVA Termine

Mi.10:00 - 12:0006.10.2021 ZOOM link will be published in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Course introductions
Mi.10:00 - 12:0013.10.2021 ZOOM link will be published in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Wellbeing: challenges, key ‘hacks’; Know yourself: values, meaning, driver
Mi.10:00 - 12:0003.11.2021FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) Know yourself: strengths; Lead yourself: job crafting
Mi.10:00 - 12:0010.11.2021FAV Hörsaal 3 Zemanek (Seminarraum Zemanek) (LIVE)Lead yourself: Boundaries, planning, crafting work
Mi.10:00 - 12:0017.11.2021 (LIVE)Lead yourself: STOP, breathe, saying yes/no
Mi.10:00 - 12:0024.11.2021 (LIVE)Lead yourself 2 & Wellbeing: Managing eWork-life, health & wellbing, habits
Mi.10:00 - 12:0015.12.2021 ZOOM link will be published in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Lead yourself: Dealing with the imposter and the procrastinator
Mi.10:00 - 12:0012.01.2022 ZOOM link will be published in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Social context & collegiality
Mi.10:00 - 12:0019.01.2022 ZOOM link will be published in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Moving forward: Building a supportive network


50% Critical reflective journal: [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

  • incl reflections on questionnaire outcomes, experiences implementing choices, and on applying four different health and wellbeing interventions, engaging in peer networking

50% Final report: [LO 1,2,3]

  • Personalised statement of you as an academic/research/professional: ‘my user manual’
  • Strategic career principles: including e.g., decision criteria, key qualities, key contributions, job crafting strategies  




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PhD TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School


Es wird kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten.

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