Successful in the application process

The time has come.

You're looking for an internship, a student job, a chance to write your thesis at a company, or to start your career - an application needs to be written and sent off.

You need to clarify what you want to learn in the internship, what your own competencies are or, for example, what career goals you are pursuing. Once you have clarified this for yourself, it will be easier for you to find suitable offers and employers.

When looking for the right internship/job, it makes sense to match your own competencies with the job offer. In order to obtain an appropriate selection of offers, extensive research is necessary.

Suitable sources for this research include

  • Print media and trade journals,
  • Websites of companies or professional associations,
  • company career portals,
  • Online job portals under Links and Service.

Also use your social network, job fairs or recruiting events for your search. For example, the following events give you the opportunity to establish company contacts while you are still studying:

If you are looking for an internship, you can research job exchanges for internships under Links and Service - Section Job Exchanges.


The written application

A meaningful and complete application forms the basis for the employer's decision to invite you for an interview. A written application usually consists of

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Attachments (certificates, references)

Preparing your written application documents is a time-consuming process. Therefore, you should allow sufficient time. The timing of your application also plays an important role. Some companies have a long lead time before they make a decision. Therefore, you should send your application to the company in good time or ask when positions are vacant. A speculative application can also be useful if no positions are advertised.

The application is your ticket to the application process.

You can find out how to do this under at our university.

At the once-a-year career fair "" you can, after prior registration, participate in a wide variety of workshops such as.

  • Application training for technical courses of study
  • Strengths profile analysis
  • Application training
  • Business training
  • assessment center training


For more information on what a strong and complete application should look like, please visit the following links


The job interview

Your application was convincing and you are invited to an interview. The first goal has been achieved. Now it is time to get to know each other personally. Thorough preparation with regard to standard questions, clothing or travel, etc. is very useful.

In the interview, you can prove that you fit the advertised position. There is a strong focus on certain topics, such as questions about motivation, the skills profile, and personality.

Regardless of the outcome of your interview, a self-critical analysis is useful in order to learn from the experience for the next interview and at the same time to determine whether the employer and the field of activity suit you.


Links to the job interview

Career choice tips - job interview:

Career choice tips - job interview questions: http: //

Staufenbiel Institute: Job Interview: Common questions, best answers: http: //

WiWi-TReFF Newspaper: The job interview - 10 tips to stay confident: