Orientation & Career planning

Coaching Day: Career Planning for Postdocs Inside and Outside Academia

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

The trainer, Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf, has accompanied approximately 200 appointment procedures and appointment negotiations as a representative for the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. Through this task, he has built up a broad knowledge of career paths in a wide range of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. He works as trainer and consultant in the research sector for several years.

In-person Coaching

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Individual appointments will be made between 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Dr. Matthias Schwarzkopf


English or German


Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33, 3rd floor
The premises are not barrier-free (see FAQ)

Target group

Research managers | Postdocs 


Research Track
Research Management Track
Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

2 Units are applicable within the "Careers Plus" certificates

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Career Planning Inside Academia

  • Planning and optimizing your academic career
  • Evaluating your current academic profile: What did I achieve and what do I still need?
  • Specify your next goals and the major steps towards qualifying for long-term academic career
  • Applying for professorship and other positions inside academia
  • Dealing with the risks of a scientific career
  • Dealing with current challenges

Orientation: Career Inside or Outside Academia

  • My profile - my competences: Which positions suit me?
  • Decision-making support: stay in academia or apply to leave?

Career Planning Outside Academia

  • Job search of non-scientific careers
  • Applications for positions outside academia
  • Which of my skills and experiences are most attractive for non-academic employers?

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises of Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33 will be barrier-free in the near future. At the moment construction work ist still taking place. If required please contact us in advance.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33

53115 Bonn

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