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Careers outside Academia

Fields of Work and Job Application | Business Start-ups | Mentoring

Fields of Work and Job Application

Student und Arbeitsmarkt, the LMU career service, organizes career fairs and talks to inform students and doctoral candidates about the various fields of work open to academics.

The GraduateCenterLMU regularly organizes job application workshops for doctoral candidates and postdocs.

The LMU Center for Leadership and People Management offers workshops on career development for postdocs. Postdocs can also receive individual coaching (subject to a charge).

The Jobline LMU web portal offers advice on completing job applications in English and preparing for job interviews held in English.

The Agentur für Arbeit München (Munich employment agency) has a university program which organizes information sessions on fields of work and on job application for graduates (see PDF "Angebote für Hochschulabsolventen").


Business Start-ups

InnovationsGeist, an LMU qualification program, gives students and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire additional qualifications which will help them to develop and initiate their own start-ups (e.g. for freelance work, founding a company, or non-profit projects).

The LMU Spin-off Service offers advice and a range of services to those who wish to found a company (spin-off) based on the results of research carried out at LMU.

The LMU Entrepreneurship Center aims to inspire students and graduates to start up their own business, and offers various services to support them in this venture.



As part of its mentoring program, the career service Student und Arbeitsmarkt puts students and doctoral candidates from all LMU faculties in personal contact with experienced professionals from all industries and professions. These mentors help the students and doctoral candidates as they prepare to embark on their new careers.