CAREER SERVICES INTERNATIONAL
Career Services for international students of the University of Cologne
Launch Your Career Abroad
Consultation and training: external links
Launch your career in Germany - find the right internships & student jobs
If you consider to stay and work in Germany after graduation it's best to prepare this step as early as possible. Identifying your own preferences and competencies; finding internships, relevant part time jobs & getting to know potential employers while you are still a student will likely help you a lot when searching for an appropriate job after graduation.
How to prepare best differs in regards to the area of your studies / your aimed career path as well as your future employer. However, there are also many similarities. What counts for everyone: The earlier you start to prepare, the higher the chances to successfully find your career path.
Consultation and contact
Develop Your Competencies
All international students of the University of Cologne can participate in these workshops free of charge! Some workshops are held in German, some are held in English. A language level from B1 and above is recommended.
Online workshop: Intercultural Training With A Focus On the Job Environment
Online workshop: Personal Development Plan - An Introduction
Online workshop: Personal Development Plan - In Practice
Online workshop: Working in Germany? How to apply. (in German language)
Online workshop: Practical use of MS Excel (in German language)
Online workshop: Practical use of MS Word (in German language)
Find Your Team
Find Your Team. Meet and recruit event.
During the current corona crisis:
Due to the corona crisis, some students are currently losing their jobs. However, there is currently a rather large number of temporary jobs that are offered. Especially jobs in supermarkets, in care and as harvest helpers are urgently needed. These temporary jobs probably do not fit the individual career planning, but at least they show that you stay flexible and socially committed in a crisis. This can also look positive in a CV. It also helps overcoming a financial bottleneck.
Harvester platform: https://www.daslandhilft.de/
This platform was created especially for the placement of urgently needed harvest workers in the Corona crisis