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Getting off to a good start after your studies

Career start in Germany

Would you like to stay in Germany after the successful completion of your studies at TU Dortmund University? On these pages you can find useful advice and information about life and work in Germany.

Events and services for international students and graduates:

The Campus Network Career Service provides a comprehensive overview of offers, events and contact persons on the topic of career entry at the TU Dortmund University.

Looking for an Internship or a Job

Start your job search early! Remember that some career fairs or information events are held just once a year, so inform yourself in good time and do not miss any registration deadlines. In general, it is not unusual for application processes to take up to 6 months and require several applications, although this can vary greatly, of course. Find out about your individual strengths, interests and abilities and look beyond your own nose when looking for suitable vacancies - the search is often not (only) for graduates with specific degrees, but rather with the right skills.

There are also regular events at TU Dortmund University to support you in the transition from university to the job market. These can be career fairs, for example, which offer you the opportunity to get in contact with different companies, get an internship position and potentially even submit your application. It is therefore important to prepare well beforehand, have your CV or short application ready and approach company representatives openly. Among others, you can find the following offers at TU Dortmund University:

  • Job offers for students are provided by the job portal of TU Dortmund University, the so-called Stellenwerk.
  • The annual Internationale Karrieremesse at TU Dortmund University aims especially at international students.
  • Looking for practical experience during your studies? You can do this in Germany, but also abroad! All information about internships abroad and scholarships can be found on our outgoing internship pages.
  • REALITY is the job fair of the computer science sector, organized by the Faculty of Computer Science.            
  • The Autonome AusländerInnenReferat of TU Dortmund University, a department of the General Student Committee (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA), offers career seminars in English.
  • Also, feel free to take a look at what other graduates have experienced at the International Career Fair so far.
  • You will find many helpful tips for job search onMake it in Germany                  

Applications and job interviews

In order to apply successfully on the German job market, you should deal with the "dos and don'ts" of application writing. Current literature on the subject of applications and job interviews can be helpful, or you could seek professional advice. Find out more about the company you would like to apply to. Do not send standard applications to different companies, but adapt each application individually to the respective employer. You should also consider beforehand which documents you need to submit and which standards and rules need to be followed - our workshop on business appearance can be helpful in this matter!


Please do not forget that your German language skills are the key to the success of your application! Many employers in Germany expect good knowledge of the German language. So do not only work on your specialist knowledge during your studies, but also remember to continuously improve your language skills; e.g. through language courses or by joining clubs and associations on campus.

Stay in Touch

After successfully finalizing your studies at TU Dortmund University, we would like to stay in touch with you. Please visit the pages of Alumni International and become part of our international network! This network is aimed at former students of TU Dortmund University as well as international scientists and scholars actively pursuing their research activities at TU Dortmund University.

The Association of Friends of TU Dortmund University (Gesellschaft der Freunde der TU Dortmund) also has an extensive network and establishes contacts between the university and its economic, political and cultural environment.