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Careers outside Academia

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

Fields of Work and Job Application

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) organizes information sessions on fields of work and on job application for graduates.

The German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training (GUAT) has published two booklets on the topic "Perspektiven nach der Promotion. Berufswege außerhalb der Wissenschaft" (Perspectives after the doctorate. Career paths outside academia). Part 1 contains 13 portraits of doctorate holders (PDF), part 2 interviews with employers (PDF).


Business Start-ups

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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center aims to inspire students and doctoral candidates to innovate and start their own businesses and supports them in realizing their ideas with various services.



As part of its Career Mentoring, the LMU Career Service 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.