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How to Be More Employable in the Private Sector

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Most of us who complete a PhD in a science discipline will end up working outside of academia. Are you wondering what working in the private sector is really like? This highly interactive workshop will give you answers.

Online Workshop

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 20, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Dr. David Giltner





Target Group

Doctoral students


Business and Organizations


12 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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Course Content

  • Understanding the rules for productivity and success in the industry
  • Designing your own rewarding career path in the private sector
  • Getting to know many private sector career options that fit scientists well
  • Using the most effective methods for getting a good industry job
  • Successfully presenting your research and collaboration ideas to industry managers in an interview situation

Course Description

The lecture portions of the course are focused on conveying information about the industry working environment that is typically not well known to people working in an academic research environment - information about how companies operate and habits that bring success in this very different environment. These principles are
supported with many stories from more than two decades of experience the trainer has gathered over his own career. Furthermore, we want to enable participants to take a critical view on their contact points with industry. 

The course is highly interactive, mostly based on lectures, discussions and interactive exercises. We aim to bring together the skills and experiences the trainer has gathered in academic and industrial settings.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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