Application and career entry for international students

Application and career entry for international students

Expert tips for starting a job

What do employers expect from applicants, which residence regulations apply and what does a letter of application look like in Germany?

Experts answer questions about applications and starting a career. In addition, alumni report on how they succeeded in starting their careers. The free online service is aimed at international students.


International students have the opportunity to remain in Germany for up to 18 months after graduation in order to find employment appropriate to their degree.

Challenges in the transition to the labor market can be the limited time to find a job, lack of practical experience or insufficient knowledge about the respective opportunities on the labor market. However, factors such as the supply on the local labor market, the commitment of companies and support from municipal stakeholders and employment agencies also play an important role.

In addition to the theoretically acquired specialist knowledge, graduates are expected to have a whole range of personal qualities, competencies and, above all, practical experience.


In this online event

  • you will receive valuable tips on how to optimally prepare your career and gain practical experience already during your studies.
  • For this event, we will show you positive examples and have invited international graduates who have mastered the start of their careers in Germany. They will introduce their employers, report on their successes and give advice.
  • You will receive first-hand application tips and
  • you can ask the speakers individual questions about the basics of residence law during the job search, about study-related commitments and about the job search.


When: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Location: The event will take place virtually via Zoom. After registering, you will receive an invitation to the virtual room a few days before the workshop.

Language: The event will be held in German.

Costs: the participation in the event is free of charge for you



10.00 a.m. Welcome and introduction, presentation of STUBE Hessen.

Speaker: Debora Schöbel (STUBE Hessen)

10.20 a.m. Information on the job market/application interviews

Speaker: Dr. Diane Kairies (Employment Agency/Higher Education Team)

11.00 a.m. Legal regulations for entering the German labor market

Speaker: Christian Wohlrab (Foreigners Authority LaDaDi)

12.00 Lunch break

1.00 p.m. Lecture "Writing job applications"

Speaker: Oliver Delto (Writing Center of the TU Darmstadt)

1.45 p.m. Presentation "Peer-to-peer counseling on job search and job applications

Speaker: Johanna Klug (Studierendenwerk Darmstadt/ comeTOgether)

2.15 p.m. Individual experience reports from alumni


2.40 p.m. Discussion and Q&A session with alumni

2.50 p.m. Short evaluation

15:15 p.m. End



Is possible via STUBE Hessen, as well as via the TU Darmstadt.

If you participate in the whole event, you can get a certificate of participation from STUBE Hessen.

It is also possible to participate in individual sections of the event, but you cannot receive a certificate of participation for this.


This is a collaborative event of:



Date: 06.06.2023

Time: 10 am - 3.15 pm

Place: virtual per Zoom

Fee: none


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