Orientation & Career planning

Be aware of your options! Career paths outside academia

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Focus on strategies and individual perspectives for a successful transition from academia to job possibilities in the outside world.


Friday, November 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Within three months after the seminar, you have the opportunity to make a personal consultation via Skype (45 min). Here, you can reflect on individual challenges and questions and have your application documents checked.


Dr. Dieta Kuchenbrandt




Online via Zoom

Target group

Research managers | Postdocs 


Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

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  • Get to know different career options in the public, industry, and economy sector (Job market for PhDs)
  • What qualifies you for jobs outside academia
  • How can you find a job in government or industry
  • Which of your skills and experiences are most attractive for non-academic employers
  • What are your personal interests and motives 
  • Recognize your ‘market value’
  • Reflect on your individual ideas about career and success
  • Which motives drive you? Which activities may satisfy your motives? 
  • Practical advice – Strategies for active career development: application processes outside academia

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 in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

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.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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Rebecca Schmitz

Registration and Organization


Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4199

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