Careers for International StudentsThilo Vogel
Working in Germany after Studies
Advising and Job Market Integration for International Graduates
Together with the Federal Employment Agency and the Employment Agency Aachen-Düren, the International Office and Career Center are collaborating to offer a special program for international students. The project supports international graduates and students in the last months of their studies, who would like to work in Germany after their studies at RWTH Aachen, by helping them in the search for a suitable job. The goal is to prepare selected RWTH Aachen students for the application process in Germany through intensive advising and application-coaching, as well as to bring the students and German employers from Aachen, the region, and nation together.
Application materials always include a cover letter and resume. These documents should be specifically tailored to the job description in order to clearly highlight your skills. Please read our detailed FAQs on how to put together your application materials.
Career Center Offers
All of the Career Center's seminars are open to international students once they have sufficient German skills.
During the information event "Working in Germany after university studies?“ international students receive information about the German job market and legal framework conditions from the staff at the Federal Employment Agency and City of Aachen Immigration Office.
International RWTH students should contact the Aachen Immigration Office branch at RWTH Aachen to learn about their residency rights after completing their studies.
The Federal Employment Agency or BA is also the first point of contact for international graduates searchign for work. The Federal Employment Agency and the Agentur für Arbeit Aachen-Düren advise you and also offer one of the largest job databases in Germany.
In our seminar "Apply but how" participants learn important information about the application process, such as how to find job postings, how to recognize a suitable position, and what to pay attention to in application materials.
Once you have completed your application materials, we invite you to take part in an application portfolio check. We take a detailed look at your materials from the point of view of the hiring company and their human resources team. We also work with you to create a personal strategy for your application process. You can arrange an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are of course also happy to advise you on all questions about a career in Germany.
You've finally been called in for an interview. But how can you optimally prepare? Read our tips for a successful interview. You can also register for an interview training, during which experienced hiring personnel from other companies give you feedback about your performance. This format offers you the optimal opportunity to simulate a conversation in German and to test our your impression on German employers.
The following English-language seminars specifically aim to ease international students' entry in the German job market.
The English-language seminar "Working in Germany" allows international students to understand particularities of the German job market. Participants can also become aware of their own special skills and possibilities.
In the seminar "Applying in Germany – Training Session in English" participants receive guidance while working on sample application materials for the German job market.