Identifying Your Competencies 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 this workshop you will identify your skills, interests and experiences and discover possible areas of activity in science, research management, the economy, in the public sector or perhaps also in self-employment.

Online Workshop

Thursday, February 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Petra van Heek





Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas


Research, Business and Organization, Research Management


16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Which career path and areas of activity are there anyway?
  • What requirements and framework conditions can I expect in business, in the public sector 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 career planning?
  • What is my individual application strategy?

Course Description

The aim of this workshop is to develop an individual application profile, ideas for a career goal and an application strategy. You will learn the structure and options of the job market and reflect on the individual competences, experiences, interests and preferences. You will formulate an individual application profile and a career goal and develop an application strategy. After presenting your profile, career goal and application strategy you will also receive and consider 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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