The Covid-19 pandemic required us to take new directions: for the first time in almost 15 years of the graduate school’s history we went completely virtual. We created a dedicated access restricted website as a hub containing all the necessary information. We produced a video with a short tour through the Biopolis campus and an introduction to the staff members. The recruiting group leaders recorded their presentations, our PhD students collected video snippets of their life on campus and in Dresden, and our Student Representatives came up with wonderful fun activities that work online and created a chat room including a “safe space” without the office members.
We wish all candidates and group leaders the best of luck and hope that as many as possible find their perfect match.