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Counselling on career and professional path

How can you develop your career? We are happy to advise and support students and employees of the University of Bern, the Bern University of Applied Sciences, the PHBern, and the PH Institute NMS Bern in planning and concretely preparing the next steps in their careers – confidentially and free of charge.

Our area of responsibility

Counselling Centre Universities of Bern is responsible for counselling enrolled students and employees of the University of Bern, the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Bern University of Teacher Education.

If you do not belong to this group of people, but need advice on your studies, your profession or your career, it is best to contact the Careers Advisory and Information Service (BIZ) of the Canton of Bern:

Overview of our services

Our counselling team consists of psychologists from various disciplines – including vocational, academic and career counselling. We provide support in the following areas of your career and professional path, among others:

  • Development of your career goals
  • Clarification of your personal requirements, interests and competences
  • Defining personal development goals
  • Planning your entry into working life – within and outside of higher education institutions
  • Exploring and choosing suitable further education
  • Decision-making processes 

Services from the Universities of Bern

University of Bern

The Career Service of the University of Bern supports students and doctoral candidates in their transition from studies to professional life, among other things with various events:

The University of Bern offers various programmes for the promotion of young academics, which support academics in planning and consistently pursuing their academic careers:

The Coordination Office for the Promotion of Young Academics in the Vice-Rectorate Research at the University of Bern launches and coordinates inter-faculty initiatives and projects for the promotion of young academics. It is aimed at doctoral and post-doctoral students from all faculties and also offers counselling:

Bern University of Applied Sciences

Career Services at the Bern University of Applied Sciences is a service for its students and young alumni. It provides support in preparing for the start of a career as well as in personal career development:

Pädagogische Hochschule Bern

You can find information about the possible paths after training at PHBern on its webpage. There you will also find positions advertised at PHBern as well as information on current research projects: 

In addition, PHBern offers its students and staff a wide range of counselling services, covering the following topics, among others: study counselling, teaching counselling, individual counselling, conflict management, group supervision, case management, online counselling, school development and leadership coaching:

  • Counselling services (overview)

  • Study guidance

  • Studies + campus life (overview) 

  • Career entry + career path (overview) 

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