It is never too early to think about how to enter the working life and to plan and organize your study time in this regard. Hands-on experience is very helpful as well as understanding the job market. We wish to actively help you gain first professional experiences during your studies and getting prepared to write your individual and successful application.
Seminars and Workshops
There are numerous announcements by different institutions and organizations within JLU on these topis. We have collected the most important sources of information. It is worth checking more than one site as the supply of information is only partially overlapping.
Workshops within the series on How to Start a Career
(Academic Team of the Employment Agency)
How to apply – prepare your Application for the German Job market
Mittwoch, 09 Feb 2022, 9.00 – 12.30 Uhr (Webex)
Check your application
Check your application
Event schedule of the Centre for Special Competences (ZfbK)
It is definitely worthwhile to browse this website. The Centre for Special Competences (ZfbK) offers a broad selection of seminars, courses and presentations/lecutres on how to start a career. Furthermore, various courses are on offer to improve key competences for studying or professional life.
Website of the ZfbK with a broad range of events
German language courses are offered for every level of proficiency
Trade Associations and their Student Groups
The student groups of relevant trade organisations are very active and repeatedly offer lectures in cooporation with companies or on current topics.
- VDOE Berufsverband Oecotrophologie e.V. / VDOE Studentengruppe Universität Gießen
(Trade Organisation Ecotrophology)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hauswirtschaft e. V. (dgh)
(German Association for Home Economic)
- VDL Berufsverband Agrar Ernährung Umwelt / VDL-Studierendengruppe Gießen
(Trade Organisation Agriculture, Nutrition, Environment)
At the faculty 06 Psychology students can experience a test situation in an Assessment Centre in the same way as companies use it. This is a perfect chance to identify one's own professional strengths and weaknesses. You find the scheduled dates here:
Studtents can make use of individual counseling concerning their professional perspectives and their way into working life. Appointments can be arranged with the Career Service of the ZfbK and the Academic Team of the Employment Agency Giessen:
...contact the Centre for special Competences (ZfbK)
Students can register for the scheduled appointment dates for counselling.
...contact the Study Deanery of the Faculty 09
Every semester, the study deanery of the faculty 09 organises the application check days together with the Employment Agency Giessen. All information on this event will be announced via email after which registration will be possible in StudIP. Counselling will be also in English. Should the demand exceed the offered slots, students can directly ask for an individual appointment with the academic counsellor in the Employment Agency.
Save the Date: Application Check (Employment Agency Giessen)
new dates tba - Bismarckstraße, 2nd floor, Study Deanery
Registration: Via StudIP after announcement of the Study Deanery
In case you are not able to keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can assign the slot to someone else. Students who do not get a slot during theses days can be registered on a waiting list and receive an individual appointment with the counsellor of the Employment Agency Giessen.
...contact the academic team of the Employment Agency
You can always arrange an individual appointment for counselling with the professional counselor of the academic team of the employment agency. The purpose can be an application check or any other issue about your future professional life.
Iris Heilgendorf, Dipl. Sowi. / Counselor of the Academic Team
Telefon: 0641 9393-382
Telefax: 0641 9393-448
Angela Christiane Meyer-Fenderl, Dipl. Kauffrau, MBA / Counselor of the Academic Team
Telefon: 0641 9393-475
Telefax: 0641 9393-448
Agentur für Arbeit Gießen (Employment Agency Giessen)
Further information for international job applicants is given here.
We highly recommend to do an internship during your study time and to calculate enough time for this. First hands-on experience is extremly valuable and a chance to get insight into different branches or companies. Additionally, you may discover your interests and plan your study schedule accordingly. If the internship meets certain requirements, it is possible to get it recognised as a module with 12 CP. In case you have any questions please contact the internship office.
Internship office FB 09
How to find a company?
Financing your stay abroad here
The German language
We strongly recommend to start learning German as this is inevitable for a professional career in Germany. Take into account that learning a language properly can take years. Hence, start now.
German-language learning courses are offered at JLU for international students. link
Information on the intensive courses is given here:
You may also contact the international office directly if you encounter difficulties in registering for a language course.
Dr. Lissette Mächler
Sachgebietsleitung Deutsch als Fremdsprache Akademisches Auslandsamt Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Goethestr. 58
Tel.: 0641 99 12148
Fax: 0641 99 12133