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Career Preparation for International Students: Information in English

Are you an international student, doctoral candidate or graduate? Here you will find information about your career orientation and career entry in English!


Advice and support for international students (International Office):

To make an appointment for a personal consultation, please contact us beforehand by email.


Overview of our Offer:


Evening Courses in German as a Foreign Language During the Semester

For exchange students, doctoral candidates, visiting researchers or teachers and their dependants, the International Office offers the possibility to attend classes in German as a foreign language during the academic semester.





As part of the Career Services program, we also offer workshops and company presentations especially for Internationals. Browse through the current program and register for interesting events!



You can find all other events especially for Internationals in the "International Calendar" of the International Office.






Career Counselling for International Students

As part of the Federal Employment agency of Germany, the Hochschulteam Giessen offers free career counselling for all students at JLU in German and English. Even if you "just" need a review of your application – get in touch and we can check your application and give you hints how to optimize it for all upcoming application processes.

You can register for one of our office hours in winter semester via Stud.IP

Or you get your appointment through:




Interviews with International Alumni

In the interview series "Justus@work", international alumni report on their career start, talk about their experiences during their studies and give tips on the career entry for other international students.
There are both German and English interviews available.




Legal Information & Links

Here you will find information about working during your studies and finding a job after graduation. We have also collected some helpful links for you.





Study Group in Stud.IP

In our Stud.IP study group "Career Preparation for International Students" we always keep you informed about news. Furthermore, we offer you a discussion forum to ask your questions in a low-threshold manner and a list of links to interdisciplinary, industry-specific and English job portals.
Join the group and stay always up to date!




Application Documents

Here we provide you with a few tips on how to write your cover letter and CV. This overview serves as a first step in preparing your application documents for the German job market.




Roadmap for Career Preparation

"The early bird catches the worm" - with this in mind, we would like to encourage you from the very beginning of your studies to orientate yourself professionally and to create your personal "roadmap" for your career entry after graduation. Here you will find a rough overview of what you should think about and when.




PDF: Roadmap for
Career Preparation for International Students


Picture Credits

German Courses: © // Workshops: © Sven Werkmeister // International Calendar: © Benjamin Frank-Morgan // Interview Series: © Benjamin Frank-Morgan // Legal Information: © Julia Kislat // Application Documents: © Ryabokon