Life after uni

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To make sure the transition from uni to work is a nimble sprint rather than a torturous marathon, FAU has a range of services to help get you off to a flying start. (Photo: FAU/David Hartfiel)

Career Service

If you’re looking for advice on jobs and careers, FAU’s Career Service can provide guidance tailored to your individual needs. All you have to do is make an appointment.

The Career Service also holds regular talks and workshops on everything to do with entering the world of work. Some of them are especially designed for international students – here you can learn what is important in a German application. Topics include how to have a successful interview and do well at an assessment centre. You can also attend courses on project management, presentation methods, and much more.

Are you thinking about applying for an internship or a job and want to know how you can make your documents stand out? Then why not sign up for one of our application-pack checks? Experienced consultants will give you tips for optimising your chances, including in interviews.

Career Service

Sharing experiences

You can benefit from the work experience of former students at our career meetups. Several times a semester, the FAU Alumni Management Team and the Career Service organise relaxed, informal meetings where graduates who are well established in their careers offer insights into their daily working lives and take questions from the audience. FAU holds career meetups for many different occupational fields and specialisms.

Online bulletin board

Whether you want to start getting work experience while you study or are just looking to earn some extra cash, it’s a good idea to keep your eye on the university jobs noticeboard. FAU’s Stellenwerk website advertises internships and part-time jobs. It also posts calls for proposals for dissertations and theses, and graduate vacancies.

The road to a doctoral degree

Are you fascinated by numbers, formulae and equations? Do your eyes light up when two substances react with each other in the way you were expecting? Can you spend hours animatedly discussing irregular verbs with your professor? Then perhaps an academic career is just the thing for you. The first step on this road is a doctoral degree. FAU’s Graduate Centre can tell you how to go about earning one, and what you need to know as a doctoral student.

An online guide to starting at FAU

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