Activities in the Career Passport

all events, lectures and excursions in the current semester

The new schedule is here!

Download it (right column or on the bottom of the page), pick it up at my office in PZ807 and find all detail information on this website.

Pillar 1: Apply

Learn about what job suits you best, the not-so-secret language of job applications, and much more.

Mandatory activities

Individual career counselling and CV check

Get free personalised expert advice on generating career ideas and improving your CV and application documents. Make an appointment with the University's Career Service at any time. 

Legal Requirements for working in Germany

What happens to your visa when your studies come to an end? How to turn your study visa into a work visa? And how to get a blue card? (Almost) all you need to know about turning your study visa into a work visa and the blue card. 

Speaker: Alexandra Frasch, International Office

Tuesday, 07.11.2017 / 11:45–13:15 / L 914 / no registration / usually winter and summer semester

Visiting the Kontaktpunkt career fair

Doesn´t matter what is you study field,  there’s a lot for you to discover. Don’t forget to talk to at least three employers and get your career passport stamped.

Friday, 17.11.2017 / 10:00-16:00 / University foyer / no registration / winter semester only

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Compulsory elective activities (choose at least 5)

Company visits and excursions

Subject to availability. We'll keep you posted once you've registered your Career Passport.

Career Talk

Are you eager to talk to experienced graduates about their career paths and every-day working life? Then attend the Career Talk and get al your questions answered. 

Thursday, 07.12.2017/17:00/ P 603

Developing your career plan- Profiling your success

It´s all about you! The half-day intensive training is about personal branding and how to make your application stand out. It helps you to learn more your strengths and personal resources - and how to make use of them for choosing your career. The workshop will provide you with tools for successful job application in Germany.

Speaker: Dr. Marion Jung

Friday, 01.12.2017/ 13:30-18:00/ M 901/ binding registration by E-mail till 24.11.2017/ places are limited/ please attach your CV + note of your study field and of semester you are actually in

Participate in the University's mentoring programme for career orientation

Women only: Join the University's one-year mentoring programme  as well as Mentoringplus for career orientation and benefit from individual mentoring by an experienced professional and career advancement workshops.

N.B. This is not the mentoring scheme you are required to follow during your Master's programme.

Compulsory registration / deadline November 15th (winter semester) / deadline May 15th (summer semester) / Information event 08.11. 2017/ 16:00/ C 421/ fees may apply

Job Application and Job Interview in Germany

Which are the Do’s and Don’ts when applying for a job in Germany? Which information is best put in your cover letter of your application, and how should a CV be structured? How do you get the reader’s attention? How can you prepare yourself for a job interview and how do you get through? These and other questions regarding job applications in Germany will be discussed in this workshop. You are most welcome to bring your own CV (in German)!

Speaker: Dr. Meera Gandbhir

Monday, 04.12.2017 / 13:30-15:00

Career Espresso - Improve your CV, German style

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

Polnisch your CV to maxims your application success on the German job market. Bring your laptop and a job advert you´like to apply to (if possible).

Wednesday, 29.11.2017/ 15:30-16:00/ M 1001/ registration by Career Passport coordinator

Career Espresso - How to write an official E-Mail/application, German style

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

As an employee of a German company or firm, it´s supposed you are comfortable with the German writing standards. Bring your laptop and get to know it. 

 Wednesday, 13.12.2017/ 15:30-16:00/ M 1001/ registration by Career Passport coordinator

Career Espresso - Get your XING profile application ready

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

When applying for a job or internship, employers might check your LinkedIn or Xing profile - it should show your best side. Bring your laptop and make the most out of your existing profile (or create a new one).

Wednesday, 17.01.2018/ 15:30-16:00/ L 914/ registration by Career Passport coordinator

There's more!

You can take all other workshops, lectures, excursions offered by the University’s Career Service (most of them in German). Additional activities may be recognised on request.

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Pillar 2: Speak

Learning German facilitates working and living here. The university offers a wide range of courses and levels for you to choose from.

Note: it is important that you passed the courses, i.e. you took the exam. Participation as such is not sufficient.

German intensive course

Take a four-week German intensive course (GO Konstanz) in March or September plus a German language course during the semester at the Language Institute (SLI).

Semester courses at the Language Institute

Take two German language courses during the semester at the Language Institute (SLI).

Already taken courses elsewhere?

Hand in a certificate from a language school or university proving you achieved level B2/DSH1.

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Pillar 3: Live

Take two courses from the Centre for Key Skills. As their choice of courses in English is limited, we advise to consider their German courses as well. We have listed several courses open to students with intermediate German skills below.

Courses in English

Courses in German

The courses in German are recommended for students with at least intermediate German skills (B1/B2).

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Pillar 4: Work

Non-university activities often open doors to employment after graduation. A six-week internship/master´thesis with a company or voluntary work with an international student organization (at least 60 hours during the semester)  is mandatory in the Career Passport programme. Applying for an internship follows the same rules as applying for a graduate job. Please exercise due care when preparing your application documents (motivation letter, CV, references).

If you cannot do an internship or already have work experience related to your Master's studies (in Germany), please contact the Career Passport coordinator.

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