Becoming familiar with professional fields

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Information about Job fairs, career profiles and labour market prospects

One option for preparing yourself for what can happen after your studies, as well as selecting a direction from the countless options, is to get to grips with professional fields early on. The following offers provide you with insights into various professional fields and career profiles as well as strategies, so that you can find out as much as possible about your area of interest. In addition, you will find links to the labour market and to career prospects in various disciplines.

"I’ve completed my studies—What now?" — A portrait of our graduates Expand entry

When deciding on a specific course of studies, career prospects play a key role. But what if I neither know what my dream job is nor which study programmes open up which possibilities?

Graduate biographies can provide guidance. A Portrait of Our Graduates section therefore presents graduates of the University, gives details of their current occupations and their careers. Our graduates also present their personal experience, e.g. regarding knowledge and skills that they require for their profession, of what their studies have contributed to their success, and about specific qualifications in question. Their personal reports give you some ideas about how you can plan your own career early on.

Job fairs Expand entry

Another option for finding out information about different jobs and getting into direct contact with companies is to attend job fairs and career days. At corporate stands, you can get a tip or information about the best way to apply to the company directly by the company representative. In addition, you can attend exciting workshops, have your application checked by professional advisers, and even have an application photo taken free of charge.

The company networking fair of the Friedrich Schiller University de also takes place on an annual basis. More than 50 employers present themselves directly on campus and look for committed students and graduates. If you want to know more about the companies participating there, you can check the list of exhibitors on the official website. From the exhibitor catalogue, which will be on display on the day at the venue, you can see which companies are interested in students from specific faculties.    

Further information on career profiles and labour market prospects Expand entry

Do you search for additional information, e.g. about career profiles? Try the following websites:

  • Search engine and information on 6,300 careers on the official website of the German Federal Employment Agency:
  • Insight into fields of activity and industry sectors:

Would you like to know more about the labour market and employment prospects? You may visit the websites below. Please note that the results and forecasts relating to the labour market and career research published there cannot provide exact predictions for longer periods, they can merely pinpoint general trends.