Orientation & Career planning

Coaching-Day Career Planning Outside Academia and Application Consulting

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

The coach, Caroline Ketting, has many years of experience in job placement and entering the job market as a scientist. She has worked as a recruiter, career consultant and manager for profit and non-profit companies in the Netherlands and Germany.
Her strength is helping you discover your options so you can make your choices and succeed in the future.


Tuesday, March 24, and Friday, March 25, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Individual appointments of one Hour per person will be made between 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.


Caroline Ketting




Online via Zoom

Target group

Postdocs | Research managers 


Research Track
Research Management Track


Certificate of attendance

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Job search for careers in Business and Organisations and Research Management

  • Reflect on the options and requirements for a university career and alternative career paths outside academia.
  • What career opportunities do I have? Recognize possible career paths outside academia, for example in the public, industry, economy, education or cultural sector.
  • How can I improve my career opportunities?
  • How do I apply outside academia? Check of CV and application documents included.
  • How can I transfer my academic skills and experiences to fit non-academic jobs?
  • My profile - my competences: Which positions suit me?

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

If the currently displayed event can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly. 


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Poppelsdorfer Allee 47

53115 Bonn

+49 228 73-4199

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