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Currently, despite often having high potential for an academic career, most graduates proceed with non-academic careers. After discussions with alumni and business professionals, we consider it important to provide our doctoral candidates with the opportunity to prepare for this endeavor. To this end, we have planned a course to provide fundamental business skills. The course will be executed by the Cologne Business School (CBS). The course will start in the second PhD year and will consist of five modules spanning 2022/2023. Excursions to industry fairs and companies in the vicinity as well as Alumni days for which we will invite past graduates from the different groups will further prepare students for the job market. This is of course not the only type of non-academic career, and at the UoC, courses to prepare for careers in science coordination or writing, or as translational studies coordinator are available.