Individual Consultation

"What do I want?" "What can I do?" "Where do I want to go?"

We advise you on your career orientation and show you ways to set the right course during your studies to achieve your professional goals. We will advise you individually on the following topics:

We check your documents for completeness, clarity and structure. We will also work with you to optimise the wording and structure of your application. During the individual consultation, we will also answer the following questions:

  • How is an attractive cover letter structured and how do I formulate it?
  • How do I adapt my application documents to the job advertisement?
  • How do I "sell" my individual skills in the cover letter?
  • How do I present my work experience in the application?
  • What are the arguments for/against stating interests in a CV?

Or find out more about our application guide. Guide for Applicants

The practical semester or your final thesis is just around the corner and you are still undecided about where you would like to do your internship. We can advise you on the following questions, among others:

  • Which industry suits me?
  • What companies are there in the respective sectors?
  • Which company or task suits my future career?
  • Which internships and student positions are currently available?

We will show you ways to get in touch with the companies you want, e.g. via:

  • WHZ job portal
  • Professors of your faculty
  • Conferences
  • Job fairs
  • Excursions
  • Website of the respective company

And we'll give you tips on how to make specific contacts.

Job and trade fairs help you to find out which industry and company suits you best. Here you have the opportunity to talk to many company representatives within a very short time and to find out about possible internships or jobs AND to apply on the spot! We advise you on the following questions, among others:

  • How do I best prepare for a trade fair? Are application documents necessary and if so, which ones?
  • How do I get the most out of a job fair?
  • How should I behave at a job fair?
  • What do I actually wear at job fairs?

Workshops on this topic are offered regularly as part of the Studium Generale. You can find the current events here.

Job references are written in a language that is difficult to interpret. Something that sounds positive can also be meant critically. We will be happy to assess your reference and decipher the "codes".

There are companies you are very interested in and you would like to visit them on site. Here's what you can do:

  1. Contact us about your plans
  2. Ask your fellow students if they would also like to take part (usually you need a group size of about 10 to 15 people so that it is worth the effort for the company).
  3. If there are suggested dates and they fall within the lecture period, then clarify this with the professors
  4. Consider which means of transport you can use

Dates for planned excursions can be found in the Calendar of Events.

Scholarships provide financial support for your studies. Find out more here.

We advise you on the following questions, for example:

  • How does the scholarship system work in Germany?
  • What is the right scholarship for me?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • Are there other contacts for my questions about individual funding organisations?

You've almost got your (Bachelor's/Diploma) degree in the bag and now you want to do a Master's degree? We can advise you on which Master's programme best suits your professional goals and support you with your application, e.g. if letters of motivation are required.

We advise you on all questions regarding which (further external) qualifications you need for your professional development.


Interdisciplinary courses

During your studies, you can take part in interdisciplinary courses and broaden your knowledge in a targeted way. You can find information about the interdisciplinary courses here.

Further education and certificates

In addition to your studies, you can further your education and acquire certificates from renowned providers. You can find information on certificates here.


Are you still undecided whether a promotion is the right thing for your career? Then let us advise you. You can find all further information on the topic of doctorates here.

We offer you a special counselling service at the WHZ for study crises:

Change of study programme at the WHZ

You have realised that your current choice of study was not the right one and would like to reorientate yourself. The WHZ's Student and Social Counselling Service will help you find a suitable course of study at the WHZ.

Changing universities and dropping out

If you are thinking about dropping out of your studies and are now looking for a new path, the colleagues at the Employment Agency will be happy to advise you on the various options, e.g. dual training or career entry or even a change of university.

You already have your degree in your pocket but actually want to do something completely different?

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Are you unsure about what to do next? What are the prospects after your studies? You don't really know where you want to go? Are you unsure about your ideas for your professional future? Would you like information about your future career? etc.

We will be happy to help you with your questions!

Personal consultation hours:

Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00, Paul-Kirchoff-Bau, PKB 226 (Campus Innenstadt, directly above the refectory).
Individual appointments are also possible at any time, contact via careerservice[at]



Career Service

Markus Haubold
Beratung, Stipendien, Unternehmenskontakte, Jobportal
+49 375 536 1343

Gina Flachsbart
(in Mutterschutz/Elternzeit)
Beratung internationaler Studierender, Projekt Praxis+