Alumni Networks

The Graduate Center KW aims to maintain and strengthen relationships with alumni of Paderborn University. The GKW alumni network is established in several ways:

Join the network as a doctoral student/postdoc!

You are a doctoral student or postdoc of the Faculty of Cultural Studies and would like to get in touch with doctoral alumni?

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Join the network as an alumna/alumnus!

You are an alumnus/alumna of the Faculty of Cultural Studies and would like to be part of our alumni network?

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In the KOMO course provided by GKW you will find portraits and contact details of alumni participating in the network. The course is linked below. The enrollment key can be obtained from Anda-Lisa Harmening. Please contact the Graduate Center KW by mail.

KOMO Course Alumni Networ

Start of the alumni programme at GKW

We are pleased to announce the launch of our alumni programme. We are currently working to recruit alumni for the programme and to build and expand our network according to your interests and concerns. We welcome referrals to alumni you know.

"Look around for career paths outside academia early on."

Anna-Lena Berscheid did her doctorate in the field of sociology at the NRW Forschungskolleg. In the interview, she talks about her experiences during the doctoral phase and why she decided to pursue a career outside academia.

Here you can find a detailed interview with alumna Anna-Lena Berscheid (only available in German).

I will be happy to help you:

business-card image Anda-Lisa Harmening

Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Write email +49 5251 60-3913