Select your Career Passport activities

Find out about the events, lectures and other activities offered in the programme.

Get the current schedule here!

Pillar 1: Apply
1.1 Mandatory activities

Finish all four mandatory activities.

Career orientation module

More information coming soon.

This event takes place every winter semester. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

Legal requirements for working in Germany

What happens to your visa when your studies come to an end? How do you turn your student visa into a work visa? How do you obtain a blue card? Come along to learn everything you need to know about the legal requirements for working in Germany.

This event takes place once every semester. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

Personalised career counseling incl. CV check

Get free personalised expert advice on generating career ideas and improving your CV and application documents.

Please contact the Career Service to schedule your individual appointment.

kontaktpunkt career fair

No matter what your field of study,  there’s a lot for you to discover. Don’t forget to talk to at least three employers and get your Career Passport signed.

The kontaktpunkt takes place every year in November. Please visit kontaktpunkt-see.de for more information.

1.2 Compulsory elective activities
Choose at least five compulsory elective activities.

Guide to finding work in Germany

How do you find out if a company has a job or internship offer? What do German employers expect from job applicants? And how does a German CV differ from the standards of other countries?  This seminar gives an overview about the specifics of the German job market.

This event takes place once every semester. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

Job application documents in Germany

What should be written in the cover letter? Which details should you not forget if you want to convince a German employer? And what should you not include? These and other topics will be discussed during the presentation.  

This event takes place once every semester. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

Application documents check

Have your application documents professionally checked by the Career Service. 

You can have your documents checked during walk-in consultation time. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

How to prepare for a job interview

How can you prepare for a job interview? Which are typical questions and how do you best answer them? What should you not do? And what are "forbidden questions"? This lecture will help you to prepare for job interviews in Germany. 

This event takes place once every semester. Please check the current schedule for date and time.

Mock Interview - Practise your job interview

We simulate your job interview to prepare you for the real event. Individual, half hour appointments are given, so please register in time.

This event takes place every summer semester. Please check the schedule for date and time.

How to get most out of kontaktpunkt career fair

More information coming soon.

This event takes place every November before the career fair. Please check the schedule for date and time.

Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing means that you spend a day following a professional in his or her job - a bit like a one day internship. It can help you find out about possible career perspectives early on, get to know different fields of work, companies and working environments, and to make new professional contacts.

Find out more about already existing Job Shadowing contacts.

Mentoring and Mentoringplus for women

Women only: Join the university's one-year Mentoring Program or Mentoringplus  for career orientation and benefit from individual mentoring by an experienced professional and various career workshops.

You can start the Mentoring Program Konstanz every semester. The application deadline is May 15th and November 15th of each year. Please check Mentoring Program Konstanz for more information.


Pillar 2: Speak

Try to reach at least level B1/2.

German courses at the Language Institute (SLI)

The Language Institute offers a wide range of German courses on different levels and topics. Please notice that you have to take a mandatory placement test before registering for German language courses. 

The placement test and registration take place once every semester. Please check ZEuS or the current schedule for date and time.

Departmental courses in German

Your German skills are good enough to follow departmental courses taught in German? Great! Just submit your transcript of records proving your successfully completed German seminars.

Other German courses

You've already taken German courses with a language school or at another university, or are planning to do so? Please submit your certificate(s) proving your achieved level.

Pillar 3: Live

Choose at least two activities.

Courses offered by the Centre for Transferable Skills (SQ-Zentrum)

Transferable Skills are interdisciplinary qualifications that can help you master your professional life. Please visit ZEuS to find the currently offered courses.

As the range of the courses taught in English is limited, we recommend that you consider the German courses as well.

Pillar 4: Work

Work experience is highly valued by employers. Try to accomplish at least one activity.

To gain work experience, you can do a full-time internship (min. duration 6 weeks), write your thesis or work as a working student in a company. Research or teaching oriented student assistant jobs are also a good option.

Get the current schedule here!