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Career Guidance for international students

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Photo: Career Service | Icon: Azam Ishaq, The Noun Project

On this page you find information about topics such as application, student jobs, internships, volunteering and professional life after graduation. In case you have individual questions, we will be pleased to support at a counseling appointment. 

Please note and excuse that some of the information on the externally linked sites might be only available in German language. 

Practical Experience

You would like to gain practical experience or professional insights already during your studies?


represent a common way to get to know work life and different career fields alongside your studies.

Student Jobs

offer the possibility to gain work experience and be remunerated for your efforts.


is rewarding for each and everyone and at the same time easily accessible. There are so many fascinating social projects!

Occupational Fields

are presented in their variety following this link - alongside with testimonial interviews.

Here you find some legal information on work and internships while studying.

If you have individual questions on your visa / residence permit, please contact the International Office.


Are you looking for a job or would you like to apply for a position? 

Job Advertisements

are often listed in online databases. We host our own (click here), below you will find some more.

Application Documents

consist primarily of a CV and a letter of motivation. Here you find some tips for a convincing application.

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Individual Counseling

We gladly support you on career guidance and orientation during an individual counseling appointment. We also provide feedback on your application documents.


Are you looking for tips and offers to expand your network?

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In this group, students and alumni of the University of Potsdam meet professional from Berlin-Brandenburg and get the chance to exchange.

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Local students of the University of Potsdam assist newly-arrived international students to develop ties and create a social network.

Other Offers

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Trainings & Seminars

Here you can find and sign up for all events by the Career Service. Note that most of our seminars are in German language.

Verschwommener Hintergrund mit interagierenden Menschen, davor die Schrift PITCH Potsdam International Transfer Collaboration Hub

Potsdam Transfer - International Startup Service

In this program, start up projects with high innovation potential are identified and their international teams are supported.

Lennart Hölscher

Project Coordinator

Lennart Hölscher


Campus Am Neuen Palais
House 9, Room 0.Z22