Career Guidance for international students

Ein Muster aus blauen Aquarellflecken, pinken Streifen und grünen Punkten. Blauer Schriftzug:"Career Service for international students"
Image: Career Service

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 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.

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.


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.

Schriftzug/Logo: "Linked in. Open talents Community."

Networking on Xing and LinkedIn

At open talents, students and alumni of the University of Potsdam meet professional from Berlin-Brandenburg and get the chance to exchange.


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.

Fragen? Buchen Sie jetzt einen Beratungstermin.

Individual Counseling

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


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.

Strichfiguren halten ein Banner hoch mit der Aufschrift Buddy Up!


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

This program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the STIBET II - Modellprojekte zur Verbesserung der Willkommenskultur (2021-23).

Lennart Hölscher

Project Coordinator

Lennart Hölscher


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Haus 9, Raum 0.z22

Student Assistant

Hikmet Hilmi Güler


Campus Am Neuen Palais
Haus 9, Raum 0.z20