The University of Mannheim wants to support you in preparing and planning your career. As part of STEP by STEP, we offer workshops and information events for international degree-seeking students in order to prepare you for your entry into the (German) labor market:
At the beginning of your studies or after your first months in Mannheim, we support you in getting in tune with German (working) culture. In intercultural training workshops you can discuss cultural differences, train for possible conflict situations and prepare for different communication situations in everyday student or working life.
In cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency Mannheim, we give you an introduction to the most important dos and don’ts of typical application procedures in Germany. We will also provide information on how employment can affect your status of residence and help you to adapt your visa, if necessary.
Twice every semester, we invite international alumni who have gained a foothold in the German labor market to speak at the university. In short talks they tell their success stories and are available to answer any questions. You will thus have the opportunity to get useful tips first-hand from people who have once been in the same situation as you and to extend your professional network in a social setting.
At the University:
Career Network – career service unit of the University of Mannheim
CareerFair – career fair of the CareerNetwork
Absolventum - alumni network of the University of Mannheim
LinkedIn – international students and graduates of the University of Mannheim
AStA Job Board – job board of the General Student's Committee (AStA)
MINT-Marktplatz – career fair of the School of Business Informatics and Mathematics
Mannheim Forum – multidisciplinary conference organized by students, with company speed datings
Q-Summit – conference for entrepreneurship and innovation organized by students
Outside the University:
Agentur für Arbeit – nationwide job board
Mannheim my Future – life and work in Mannheim
Make it in Germany – welcome portal of the Federal Government for international professionals
Welcome Center Rhein Neckar – regional welcome portal for international professionals
International students obviously need a lot of support when making the transition to a new country. The Step by Step program offered by the International Office helped me a lot with understanding German culture and working environment. The various events offered range from “Applying for Internships” to “International Students & Taxation”. The Step by Step initiative comprehensively covers the needs of International students!
Participating in the Step by Step workshop was the best decision I made during my studies in Mannheim. Not only did I learn something valuable and useful for my future profession, but I also received helpful feedback on what I can improve in order to have better job opportunities in Germany and to integrate better into German society. All foreigners share the same concerns due to worries about the future and problems associated with integration. Workshops like the ones of Step by Step help us all to overcome these problems.
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