Practical dialogue on non-university career paths
Wirtschaftskolleg offers an annual platform to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers where you can meet distinguished representatives from business and society and learn about the many possibilities of a career outside university.
What does Wirtschaftskolleg offer?
Wirtschaftskolleg offers you first-hand information and insights on career opportunities in business and society. Enter into a dialog with a panel of UA Ruhr alumni and HR experts about a career outside academia after a doctorate. The invited experts talk about their individual experiences, challenges and exemplify possible non-university career paths and are pleased to exchange with you on career opportunities.
Wirtschaftskolleg begins with a short, thought-provoking kick-off speech for participants of all subject fields. Subsequently, parallel panels for the humanities and social sciences, life sciences and natural sciences, and engineering sciences are geared to the specific needs for each group’s career planning features.
Who can participate?
Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of all subject fields of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The official language at Wirtschaftskolleg is usually German. However, depending on topics and invited experts, exceptions are possible.
Save the date: The next Wirtschaftskolleg will take place on 14 November 2022 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Mon, 14 November 2022, 15.30–18.00 h
In-person event at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Veranstaltungszentrum)
Talk about your questions regarding career chances and requirements as well as everyday work for a career outside academia! Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are welcome to discuss with UA Ruhr alumni and employees of e.g. Woodmark Consulting AG, FernUniversität Hagen, Emschergenossenschaft Lippeverband, Viactiv, and Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG at this year's Wirtschaftskolleg.
The event will start with an interdisciplinary kick-off speech. Subsequently, three parallel panels for the humanities and social sciences, life sciences and natural sciences, and engineering sciences will discuss more subject-specific questions regarding a career outside university. Please keep in mind, that the official language at our Wirtschaftskolleg is German.
"Identität statt Ideal – Warum Persönlichkeit, Mindset und Werte wichtiger werden als normative Kompetenzvorstellungen. Karrierepfade und Rekrutierungserfahrungen aus der Praxis"
Dr. Christian Riese (Head of Human Resources, VIACTIV Krankenkasse)
Panel discussions taking place in parallel:
- Humanities and Social Sciences | Details on the program and panelists
- Engineering Sciences | Details on the program and panelists
- Natural and Life Sciences | Details on the program and panelists
Registration for the Wirtschaftskolleg 2022 is closed (registration deadline 7 November).