Career Service international

Careers Advice

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.).

Opening Times for Drop-In Sessions

Campus Duisburg

Tuesday 10:00-12:00 in SG 063

Wednesday 13:00-15:00 and Friday 10-12 in SG 086

Please note that you have to arrive 30 minutes before the end of drop-in sessions, in order to be counseled.
Please bring your printed hardcopy of your application and CV with you.

The open consultation with Mrs. Podschadel will unfortunately be cancelled on Tuesday, 23.04.2019.

Please register for office hours on Tuesday 10-12 a.m. by writing your name on the list at room SG 063.

If you cannot keep the appointment please send an e-mail.

Of course you can still make an individual appointment via e-mail apart from the office hour.

Campus Essen

Monday 14:00-16:00 & Tuesday 10:00-12:00 in T02 S00 L04

Please understand that sometimes, depending on demand, we can only offer 15 minute drop-in sessions, in which case we will happily arrange an individual appointment for you.

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.

Careers Fairs

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

Seminars & Workshops

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

Online Job Vacancies

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

Info Material from the Career Service

If you have questions regarding applications, you can find help 24 hours a day in the "Info Material" 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.