Design your Career with Design Thinking

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Designing a career means pro-actively shaping your future path. Based on "Design Thinking", the leading innovation method of Silicon Valley and the Stanford Program "Design Your Life", we will discuss your personal career and life choices in this workshop. The guiding questions are: "How do I want to work" and "How do I want to live?".


Wednesday, September 01, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wen Long Qu





Target Group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas


Research, Research Management, Business and Organizations


12 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Creating career scenarios and being ready for change.
  • Learning about co-creative and collborative tools in virtual settings.
  • Designing your life pro-actively.

Course Description

Using co-creative and collaborative tools, we'll tackle these challenges together and create different scenarios for your future, based on your strenths, your interests and your values. One fact should be clear for all scientists: You need different options in a world that is volatile and hard to plan. You will also train your meta-skills such as "re-inventing myself" and "agile working", that will also help you in your future career. We'll use digital collaboration tools and our own experiences to plan for the unplanable and to expect the unexpected. There will be some individual homework before the actual start of the seminar.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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