Career Passport activities

Find out about the events, lectures and excursions taking place in the current semester

The new schedule is here!

Download the current schedule of events (see the button on the right), pick up your copy at my office in PZ 804 or scroll down to find out about what's on this semester.

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 do you turn your student visa into a work visa? How do you obtain a blue card? Come along to learn (almost) everything you need to know about the blue card and about turning your student visa into a work visa.

Speaker: Alexandra Frasch, International Office

Tuesday, 07.11.2017 / 11:45–13:15 / B 602 / no registration / usually winter semester

Visiting the Kontaktpunkt career fair

No matter what your field of study,  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, 22.11.2018 / 10:00-16:00 / University foyer / no registration / winter semester only

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Compulsory elective activities (choose at least five)

Job shadowing and excursions

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

Career Talk

Are you eager to talk to experienced graduates about their career paths and everyday working life? Then attend the Career Talk and have all your questions answered. 

Thursday, 07.12.2017/ 17:00/ P 603

Developing your career plan - profiling your success

It's all about you! This half-day intensive training is about personal branding and how to make your application stand out. It helps you identify your personal strengths and qualifications - and how to make use of them when choosing your career. The workshop will provide you with the tools you need to successfully apply for jobs in Germany.

Speaker: Dr. Marion Jung

Friday, 01.12.2017/ 13:30-18:00/ C 424/ register here until 24.11.2017 (important: your registration is binding)/ places are limited

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 as well as various career workshops.

N.B. This is not the mentoring programme you are required to complete during your master's programme.

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

Job applications and job interviews in Germany

What are the do’s and don’ts when applying for a job in Germany? What information should you include in your cover letter 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? We will discuss these and other questions regarding job applications in Germany in this workshop. You are very welcome to bring your own CV (in German)!

Speaker: Dr Meera Gandbhir

Monday, 04.12.2017/ 13:30-15:00/ D 433/ no registration

Career Espresso - Improve your CV, German style

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

Supercharge your CV to boost your career prospects on the German labour market. Bring your laptop to work on your strategy.

Wednesday, 29.11.2017/ 15:30-16:00/ M 1001/ no registration

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

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

As an employee working in a German company or firm, you will need to be comfortable with German writing standards. Bring your laptop and learn how to excel. 

 Wednesday, 13.12.2017/ 15:30-16:00/ M 1001/ no registration

Career Espresso - Boost your XING profile

Career Espresso. The career concentrate.

When applying for a job or internship, employers might check your Xing profile - it should reflect the best of you. Bring your laptop and take your existing profile to the next level (or create a new one).

Wednesday, 17.01.2018/ 15:30-16:00/ L 914/ no registration

There's more!

Feel free to also attend the other workshops, lectures and 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.

Please note: It is important that you pass your language classes, i.e. that you sit the required examinations. 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?

Submit your language school or university certificate proving that you achieved level B2/DSH1.

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Pillar 3: Live

Take two courses offered by the Centre for Transferable Skills. As the range of their courses taught in English is limited, we recommend that you consider their German courses as well. We have listed several courses open to students with intermediate German skills below.

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Pillar 4: Work

Non-university activities can open doors to employment after graduation. A six-week internship/master's thesis with a company or voluntary work with an international student organisation (at least 60 hours during the semester) is mandatory if you are taking 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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