Good reas­ons to join the GKW alumni net­work:

  • Get in touch with alumni with PhDs in our network who have pursued career paths outside academia or in fields close to academia and benefit from the experiences they can share with you
  • Establish contact with people in non-academic career fields, possibly even with specific companies or foundations

In our KOMO course you can find various portraits of Paderborn University alumni who are happy to get into contact, advise you on possible career paths and share their own experiences with applications. You can contact them directly on KOMO. Are there any further questions? Dr. Anda-Lisa Harmening will be happy to advise you.


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.

"Look 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 of academia.

Launch of the alumni pro­gramme at GKW

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

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