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Next Step Career Development – Identifying your Skills and Interests and Exploring your Career Options

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

At the end of the doctorate, the question what happens afterwards arises, which job, which fields of activity and which organization could pose a possible career path. In the seminar you will identify your skills, interests and experiences and discover possible fields of activity in science, research management, the economy, in the public sector or perhaps also in self-employment. The aim is to develop an individual application profile, ideas for a career goal and an application strategy..


Tuesday, July 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

In case in-person gatherings are not possible, the workshop will be switched to an online format.


Petra van Heek




In case in-person gatherings are not possible, the workshop will be switched to an online format.

Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47,53115 Bonn
Room 0.003

Target Group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas


Research, Research Management, Business and Organizations


16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Which career paths and areas of activity are there anyway?
  • What requirements and framework conditions can I expect in business in the public sector, in the economy and in self-employment?
  • What are my skills, interests and experiences?
  • In which fields of activity are my individual skills and experiences required?
  • Which personal preferences play a role in my career planning?
  • What is my individual application strategy?

Course Description


  • Impulse lectures
  • Individual and group work for self-reflection
  • Group discussions and presentations

After the workshop, every participant:

  • Has increased understanding of structure and options of the job marked
  • Has reflected on and idententified the individuel competences, experiences, interests and preferences
  • Has defined and formulated an individuel application profil and a career goal
  • Has developed an application strategy
  • Has presented the individuel profile, career goal and application strategy and considered feedback from the trainer and the group members


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

Also see

Certificate Doctorate plus

Acquire the Doctorate plus Certificate in one of our three career tracks.

Qualification Program    Doctorate plus

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