More than ten percent of the two million students in Germany are international students, making Germany one of the most popular student destinations in the world. Each year, thousands of engineers, scientists, economists, and other university graduates join or support the efforts of German companies such as Allianz, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, SAP, Siemens, or Volkswagen.
One of the Best Places to Study
“UNIVERSITIES SHOULD CARRY OUT EXCELLENT RESEARCH AND AT THE SAME TIME MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE LABOR MARKETS.”
DR. JOH. CHRISTIAN JACOBS, CHAIRMAN OF THE JACOBS FOUNDATION, ZURICH
Universities are constantly faced with changing demands by society, the educational system, industry partners, politics, and students themselves which result from new developments in labor markets, professional lives, and societal structures in general.
Jacobs University aims to educate students for both an academic and a professional career. By combining disciplinary depth and transdisciplinary breadth supplemented by skills education and extracurricular elements, the university equips students with the key qualifications necessary for a successful career. It is an essential objective of Jacobs University to prepare its students to become socially responsible citizens within the societies they live in.
Jacobs University supports students in finding internships by providing extensive networks as well as individual support. Faculty advisors and the Career Services Center provide comprehensive guidance. Events such as internship days, career fairs, and meetings with potential employers complement the services.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER UNIVERSITY
THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The internship program is a core element of Jacobs University’s employability approach. The curriculum structure includes the option for a semester-long internship which provides experiential learning regarding the labor market as well as practical work experience.
EMPLOYER CONTACTS AND PLACEMENT
Jacobs University provides services and events such as career fairs with the aim of connecting potential employers and students. This forms the basis for a fruitful exchange between companies and future employees and thus lays the foundation for effective company recruitment as well as successful students’ career entries. Company representatives and professionals engage in the Jacobs Career Fair, on-campus presentations, and recruiting events. For many world-leading companies Jacobs University is the first choice university in Germany for recruitment.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225