Job Search and Applications for a Career Beyond Academia

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Leaving academia and looking for a job in the industry is an important and sometimes difficult step. This intensive course enables you to go through a quickly and successful job-search process. lt consists of live webinars and self-learning videos.

Online Workshop

Monday, September 5, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
90 minutes follow-up session to be scheduled between 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

+ self-study units


Heidi Störr





Target Group

Doctoral students


Business and Organizations


8 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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Course Content

  • ldeas for possible positions
  • Active and passive job search strategies
  • Content and design of an application
  • Analysis of job ads and estimation of chances
  • Individual application feedback in small groups

Course Description

In the first seminar session, we will discuss which competences are often acquired during a doctorate and their relevance for companies. You will find out more about job profiles in industry which might be interesting for you and how you can find other possible jobs.

In a following self-study course, you get to know various options of active and passive job search strategies, including job databases and activities to come into contact with employers. Furthermore, you will understand how to plan and organize your individual search for future employments.

A self-learning unit teaches you how to write your cover letter and CV, and how best to adapt your application to the job offer. You will see examples of a professional application design, photos and get advice for your certificate selection. We will reflect modern and traditional application aspects and deepen the understanding of your target persons. Moreover, you will receive important hints how to make your profile particularly interesting for employers. In an additional live workshop, you will learn the meaning of typical phrases in job advertisements. 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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