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Design Your Career – A creative approach to career planning using Design Thinking Methods

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Two-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on July 17 and 18, 2019, 9.00 a.m. till 5.30 p.m., Alte Sternwarte, Poppeldorfer Allee 47, Room Pegasus (0.003).



Most everyday objects, like your smartphone, were probably designed by a team of designers in a development process involving planning, testing, creating alternatives etc. to match the needs of the potential user. At the beginning of this process, the assumption is that everything is possible and there is no limit or restraint. The final product is created using tools like journey mapping, value chain analysis, concept development or rapid prototyping, and methods like napkin pitches, sketches or associative painting.

This approach is very useful for planning your career! You should design and plan your career as a ‘product’ without any limitations and keeping its target user – yourself – in mind.

In this seminar, we will learn how to use design thinking for one of the most important aspects of your life: Making your own career your design thinking project!
Don’t worry if you don’t know how you can manage a career planning project or you haven’t heard of design thinking - in this workshop we will approach the subject step by step.

Our goals are

  • You can use design thinking to create a career that suits your life
  • You have tested some tools and techniques and found out, which ones suit you
  • You are able to transfer the knowledge to future tasks
  • You have a plan for your career and can identify the next steps
  • You know how to develop alternative career paths

In the end you will have made some progress with the process: „Finding my dream job”


Target Group

Doctoral researchers from all subject areas. 

Course Language


Course Instructor

Christine Schramm 

"Promotion plus"

16 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate.  


Module 4: Career Management





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In case you have questions regarding our course offerings, please contact:
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