Career Opportunities Outside of Academia

Date: 7th of July, 2022

Venue: Osnabrück University, Seminarstraße 20, Building 15, Room 322a

During this equality and career guidance workshop we will focus on an intriguing question: What are possible career opportunities after completing the PhD? Students spent many years on their big study project and can go as deep as they like into specific research topics. After the dissertation, it becomes relevant to ask how all this acquired knowledge and related skills can be put into practice best. We would like to address this decisive moment by looking at several possible career paths there are for young doctorates.

For this reason, we invited three former PhD students who finished their studies either in Bochum or in Osnabrück. They will give talks about their exciting career paths, the lessons they learned and important insights they want to share with early career students. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where listeners can ask informal questions and discuss the pros and cons of different career decisions. In the end, we will have a general discussion session in smaller groups spread over several tables.


16:00 – 16:10


16:10 – 16:30

Dr. Manuela Lenzen (Science Journalist)

16:30 – 16:50

First Q&A

5 Minute Break

16:55 – 17:15

Dr. Ricardo Ramos Gameiro (Data Scientist)

17:15 – 17:35

Second Q&A

5 Minute Break

17:40 – 18:00

Dr. Hartmut Wilke (Consultant)

18:00 – 18:20

Third Q&A

18:20 – 19:00

General Discussion Tables


If you are currently doing your PhD or something related and could benefit from this event, then please feel free to register. A confirmed registration for this event is required in any case. Please get in contact with Louis Loock (lloock{at}

This event belongs to our category: Equality Measures and Career Guidance