You can gain practical experience during your studies by doing internships, working student jobs, or getting involved in one of various student organizations. This will help you find out which profession best matches your skills and interests. Many companies and organizations also place a high value on practical experience.
If you are looking for a job or an internship, job databases are a good starting point. You can also send unsolicited applications, which is often a good option if you are already considering a specific company or organization.
An asset of the University of Mannheim is its large variety of student organizations. Many of the student organizations work to provide students a head start in their careers or insight into different professions. In other student organizations and departmental student committees, you can already gain hands-on experience during your studies, for example, by organizing major events or assisting children and young adults.
The School of Humanities provides information about internships in Germany and abroad on their website. You can also search the internship and job database for a variety of field-specific opportunities, such as PR traineeships, internships in online journalism, or working student jobs.
The Business School has many contacts in the industry. Therefore, it can offer a wide variety of internships, working student positions, and jobs.
Mannheim Law students are provided with many opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. The Department of Law provides information about the Career Day, internship and job databases, mentoring programs, and the Career Network.
The School of Business Informatics and Mathematics compiled information on the career fair, internships and jobs, the mentoring program, and the Career Network.
After graduating from university, social sciences students can pursue a career in a variety of fields. But already during their studies they can start preparing for their career.