Graduated and now? – A look at career options


A talk by: Philipp Gramlich

Length: +/- 45 – 60 minutes

You don´t want to “marry science”, becoming a professor. But the corporate world of big pharma or chemical industries also doesn´t really resonate with you? Did you spend ten years at university only to be left with no options that you really like?

Luckily, this is a nonsensical notion. Less than 50% of the graduates will end up with these “obvious options”. But what happens to the rest? Not even New York has that many taxi drivers!

We´ll broaden your perspective by questioning your prejudices with a few real-life cases:

– Is a job in field sales compatible with family plans?

– Is a job in quality management (only) for bean counters?

– You can only apply for what you see: the visibility paradox

You´ll see that academia and industry host many more jobs than you might think. And on top of that, there are many more employers and job fields with rewarding careers for aspiring scientists: governmental institutions, foundations, patent law, writing and editing, teaching, self-employment or consultancies.

And last but not least… we´ll take a look at the hidden job market: it´s not as mysterious as it sounds, but luckily it´s also less crowded there.


Contact point:

Philipp Gramlich (, tel: +49 (0)89 99 016 971