To content
Mentoring program Tandem2Job 2022

Alumni Support International Talents Entering the German Job Market

In 2022, the second run of the mentoring program Tandem2Job took place, in which experienced professionals accompany international students of TU Dortmund University for six months during their transition from studies to the job market. The International Office coordinates the program, which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and in which students can reflect on their personal career goals with the experienced professionals in one-to-one mentoring.

Twelve international students started the program in mid-May 2022 to discuss their personal career concerns with mentors from regional and national companies. The mentors provided guidance during this challenging phase of transition between studying and starting a job.

Kick-Off Event May 2022

This is shown by the comments of some 2022 participants: "Participating in the Tandem2Job mentoring program was very worthwhile for me because I was always supported by an experienced person in my job search. I feel confirmed that I have chosen exactly the right profession and will continue to develop." Another participant adds, "Through the program, you get to meet great people." The mentors also give the mentees an exclusive insight into the professional world and help them expand their network.

The mentors were TU Dortmund alumni who are now working successfully in companies in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, mechanical engineering and automation, construction, insurance, retail, healthcare or a software startup. Some of them have an international background themselves or have worked internationally for many years. They appreciated the intercultural and professional exchange and took great pleasure in accompanying the international talents during their career entry: "It was so refreshing to be able to work with students again after a long separation from academia, and that also on such a central issue as finding the right first job. Today I know that this was the most important switch in my professional life!" says one mentor. Another mentor adds: "It was so easy to support my mentee in entering the German job market. For us mentors, it's a small thing to provide guidance and security, but for our mentees it really means a lot and to feel the gratitude and appreciation is wonderful. I was also able to question some of my ways of thinking once again. I can really only encourage everyone to become a mentor themselves - you are changing lives!"

The one-to-one tandem mentoring was accompanied by exchange meetings for mentees and mentors. In addition, the mentees were able to participate in career-promoting measures such as workshops, the International Career Fair, as well as application or interview training and other offers from the Career Service of TU Dortmund University Stellenwerk. The program is to be continued next year.



To event list

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.


The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Site Map of TU Dort­mund University (Second Page in English)

Interactive map

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Campus Lageplan Zum Lageplan