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Careers Advice

Due to the current situation, career service' counseling hours are canceled. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to make personal appointments.

Alternatively, please write an e-mail to one of your counselors and mention the reason for your contact. We will contact you back and suggest you an online counseling, an online check-up of your CV and cover letter or a telephonic appointment.

Are you an international student looking for an internship in Germany or about to take your first step on the career ladder? Are you preparing your application documents in German for the first time and aren’t familiar with how the application process works in Germany?

We offer confidential careers advice covering a range of topics. We can guide you as you create your profile and even check your application folder. 

If you have questions such as...

  • “What should I include in my German CV?”
  • “How can I best present myself in my application?”
  • “How do I make sure my cover letter is best suited to the job offer?”
  • “How do I deal with difficult questions in the job interview?”

…It’s worth making a guidance appointment or calling in for a drop-in session. We look forward to seeing you! 

You can view our full Statement of Service here: (PDF Statement of Service (german / engl.).

Individual Guidance Appointments

Campus Duisburg

Campus Essen

Please always try to contact the careers consultant at your campus first.

Please send us your documents (job offer, CV and cover letter) 3 days before your appointment as a PDF and Word/OpenOffice document and we will gladly give you qualified feedback.

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Careers Fairs

The University of Duisburg-Essen and its Careers Service offer a variety of careers fairs for you to choose from.

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Seminars & Workshops

The Careers Service offers a variety of workshops including tips for writing effective CVs and application forms. Most workshops are in German.

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Online Job Vacancies

Online job vacancies for permanent employment, vacation work, student employment and internships in Germany.

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Info Material from the Career Service

If you have questions regarding applications, you can find help 24 hours a day in the "Info Materials" section in the form of PDF downloads, tutorials and videos both in German and in English. The range of topics extends from "employment contract" and "assessment centre" to "application", "online application" and "job interview" and also includes "networks", "salary negotiations" and many more. Alongside templates as examples for German applications, you can also find videos here with UDE graduates who have successfully mastered starting their career, and companies explaining where they place importance in applications.

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Information about starting a career in Germany for foreign students, academics and scientists (including information on statutory conditions)