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Starting your career and working while studying

Starting your career

The Freie Universität's Career Service offers several events on how to enter professional life, e.g. developing career prospects and application training.

The Career Service's website has more useful information, tips, and Selected Job and Internship Listings (in German). At the Career Service library, you can get how-to books and browse through job postings. Personal counseling is also available at the Career Service.

The Higher Education Team of the Federal Employment Agency supports students and graduates up to one year after they attained their degree. The Higher Education Team offers events on, for example, the demands of the labor market, informs about the services of the Federal Employment Agency, offers counseling on transitioning from university to work life and alternatives to pursuing a university degree, and can help you with applications. You can find more information and a brochure with a list of the events they offer on

Many departments also organize events on career entry, such as Employment Days, special workshops or alumni meetings. The Career Service has put together an overview of all events.

Working while studying

Those who have, or want, to work part-time next to their studies should take a look at the videos in which two students talk about how they balance work and university.

Tip: If you are looking for a student assistant job at university, you should browse through the job offers of Freie Universität Berlin.