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What do you expect from your personal career entry? We would be glad to help you finding it out. Get the impression of the Thuringian labour market and visit our events to learn what your potential employers expect from you.
To complete the module My Reflection on My Career Start, you must meet the following minimum requirements and provide supporting documents:
In the events calendar de of the Career Point, you can find various events on the topics mentioned above. You can ask the organizer to confirm your participation and submit the confirmation to the project staff.
What can you offer a potential employer besides your degree?
Expand your profile of competences by taking part in activities covering topics, for example: intercultural training, IT skills, language courses, and much more.
To complete the module My Profile of Competences, you must meet the minimum requirements and provide supporting documents:
The Language Centre of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers a wide range of language courses (modern languages). In most cases, you should register for language courses via the portal Friedolin. If you want to register for a course on German as a foreign language (DaF), you should register here.
The University Computer Centre offers practical courses on current software. In these courses, you can develop your IT skills, e.g. in MS Word and MS Excel, and acquire basic skills of digital image editing. You can register for the courses via the portal Friedolin. Please refer to the section Courses for Students (languages, software, general academic skills).
To complete the module My Work Experience, you must meet the minimum requirements and provide supporting documents:
Benefit from the partner network of the Universitys Career and Welcome Point and gain valuable work experience with internships and part-time jobs. In the job portal of the Career and Welcome Point, you can find internships, part-time jobs, opportunities for your final thesis, and more offered by Thuringian companies.
For current vacancies at the University (e.g. part-time jobs as student assistant or graduate assistants), please click here de.
Gain valuable experience from voluntary activities : spend time networking in social-oriented projects with others and find out in which topics you are interested, and with which you are eager to deal.
To complete the module My Voluntary Activities, you must meet the minimum requirements and provide supporting documents:
On Monday, 15 April 2019, the University Jena organizes the next Market of International Opportunities. At the event, numerous student groups and initiatives will present their activities. Do not miss this great opportunity to find an inspiration for your engagement during your studies.
Location: Foyer | Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 (Campus) | 07743 Jena
Date: 15 April 2019 | 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Are you bursting with energy and are looking for exciting free time activities? Here [pdf, 225 kb] de is a list of events and other opportunities for voluntary and other activities you might take part in during your studies.
The list includes the activities offered by the University and some external ones, too. Apart from occasional courses on reflecting your career start or those for gaining key qualifications, there are also several series of events. Last but not least, you may also find brief information about the student groups being active in Jena.
Do you want some of these activities become part of your portfolio? Then visit our coordination office after having completed them. Your activities can be recognized within respective modules. For more information, please click here.
Participants must provide supporting documents certifying that they have completed module elements, e.g. participation certificate or equivalent. You can upload your supporting documents within the webportal of the Career Planning Certificate programme as a PDF file (max. 5 MB per supporting document; one PDF file per supporting document). All students enrolled at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena can register there using their existing log-in credentials provided by the University Computer Centre. You can also submit your supporting documents (one copy per page) by mail or in person: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Career & Welcome Point, Zertifikat Karriereplan, 3rd floor, room 306, Am Planetarium 8, 07743 Jena, Germany.
This depends on your personal time frame, on your previous activities, and experience in your studies. In general, we recommended you to plan two semesters for your participation in the programme. If you already have some experience, e.g. internship, voluntary activities, these may be recognized within respective Certificates modules upon examination of your supporting documents.
If you provide all necessary supporting documents and complete the four modules by the end of your studies at the University (date of termination of enrolment), you will receive the Certificate Career Planning.
If you participate in the programme, we support you during you preparation for the job entry during your studies. In the programme, you deal with your future career path that you want to pursue after your study programme. A target-oriented and structured reflection process is a significant part of the programme. You can, for example, learn how to write your motivation letter or to prepare your application portfolio for job interviews. After a successful completion of all four modules, you will receive your personal Career Planning Certificate. In the certificate, your activities will be documented according to individual modules.
Thanks to this structured document, you will be able to present your activities and preparation for your job entry during your studies. In addition to your CV, the Career Planning Certificate is a supporting document proving your versatile, career-oriented engagement in the activities apart from your studies thus complementing your profile.
The Career Planning Certificate Programme is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2018 to 2020. The funds are provided by the Federal Foreign Office.