With the project "Fachkräfteallianz - Gear Up Your Career" we want to tap the potential of international students of Leipzig University for the regional labour market together with our cooperation partner from the SEPT program. We provide fitting educational offers to support international students in their career entry in the region of Saxony. Our events include workshops on topics like the German labour market, application process or employability. We also do group visits to local job fairs and provide individual consultations for the international students.

Project Description

The Institute of Business Education and Management Training offers targeted measures in cooperation with the international SEPT Program to integrate foreign students in the regional labour market. Thus shall react the lack of specialists at the Saxon Labour Market and also acquire previous unused potential of international graduates.

Within the framework of workshop series and discussion rounds under the title "Gear Up Your Career" transparency, understanding and acceptance of the German labour market and its peculiarities, especially concerning application modalities, hierarchies, management styles, representation of interests and employee rights are achieved. The international students are given the opportunity to meet potential employers by visiting local job fairs, to practice application situations, and to establish contacts in the regional job market. The aim is to promote the integration of international students into German society and the world of work.

The offer is addressed to international students at Leipzig's Universities, Doctoral Candidates and all other interested parties.

Registration for international students

You want to know more about ways into the German job market and successful applications? International students from Leipzig University can register by email. The next series of "Gear Up Your Career" workshops will take place from March to May 2022. "Gear Up Your Career" consists of career workshops, activities such as visiting job fairs and individual consultations. More information can be found below in the schedule of events.

Events (spring 2022)

  • Kick-Off Workshop: Gear Up Your Career 2021
    Kick-off meeting and getting to know each other 
    via Zoom on 31 March 2022, 2pm­­--4pm 

  • Visiting a Local Job Fair: Preparation
    Workshop preparing you for the upcoming local job fairs 
    via Zoom on 7 April 2022, 5pm--6.30pm
  • Job Fairs in Leipzig
    Attending the local job fair WIK-L Firmenkontaktmesse on 13 April 2022 and of the 20. Jobmesse Leipzig on 23 April 2022
  • The Application Process: Job Search and your CV
    Workshop about job search process and working on your CVs
    via Zoom 21 April 2022, 4pm--6pm 
  • Jobseeking Experiences of International Students: Q&A 
    Learn more about the jobseeking experiences of internationals told by former international students of Leipzig University 
    tbd., End of April / Beginning of May 2022

  • About the German Labour Market, Company Cultures and Welfare System
    Presentation by Angelica Ampezzan (executive shareholder hr&c GmbH)
    tbd., May 2022

  • Application Training: Job interview
    Workshop about preparing for job interviews
    tbd., May 2022
  • Individual consultations
    Individual consultations on your recent application activities are offered concurrently with the workshops. Please register for this by mail.
  • Offers by the Career Service for Internationals
    22 March 2022, 10am--12pm: German Labour Market: Overview and chances for international students
    more coming soon

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