Career Passport activities

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

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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

Personalised career counselling incl. 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), Eva Maisel (Career Service)

Thursday, 07.06.2018 / 17:00-18:30 / G 300 / no registration 

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 with Fatih Korkmaz

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, 04.07.2018 / 17:00/ L 601

Developing your career plan - profiling your success

Job-seeking-students need to take the time to step away from the day-to-day grind of study and invest their time to cogitate on their career path as well as develop some plans for the future. Don't  you know where und how you should start? Join the Workshop Developing your career plan with Mrs Gabriele Koch to find it out. 

Speaker: Gabriele Koch (

Friday, 25.05.2018/ 13:30-18:00 (incl. breaks)/ ML 630/ register here until 18.05.2018 (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 25.04.2018/ 16:00/ L 601 / fees may apply

Guide for finding work in Germany (Organizer: Career Service)

Speaker: Eva Maisel

Wednesday, 30.05.2018/ 17:00-18:30/ D 432/ no registration

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WEBINAR:Applying for jobs in Germany (Organizer:Career Service &

Speaker: karriereservice. de, Eva Maisel (Career Service)

Wednesday, 20.06.2018/ 17:00-18:00/ registration required until 18.06.2018

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How to prepare for a job interview (Career Service & CPP)

Session providing general information about preparation for a job interview (strongly recommended for students registered for a mock-interview on the 3rd of July). 

 Thursday, 121.06.2018/ 17:00-17:30/ P 712/ no registration

Practice Session - How to succeed in a job interview

Congratulations, you've been invited for a job interview! But - what now? Our mock interviews are a good way to prepare for your first real-life interviews. We'll prepare an interview adapted to the job description you're looking for, so registration is required and we'll need your CV and a job advert beforehand.

Tuesday, 03.07.2018/ 17:00-18:30 / PZ 801 / register here until 21.06.2018

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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