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Writing an Application, CV Check


Application advice can be found on the Career Service pages of  iLearn-Kurs.

 

CV written in German

Call into B218 or B219 to get your CV and covering letter checked on Mondays between 1-3pm, or by appointment.

 

Online CV check

If you are currently completing a study or work semester abroad and cannot come to the university, you could send us your application documents by email and we will be happy to check them online.

CV written in English or Spanish

Call into B203 or B218 to get your CV and covering letter checked on Wednesdays between 1-3pm, or by appointment.

General Career Service support

The Career Service in offices B218 and B219 is a contact point for students who are seeking an internship, a permanent position, or a company with which to write their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis. We can support you to:

  • Draw up a performance profile
  • Identify potential job offers leading to your careers
  • Develop job application strategies
  • CV and cover letter check
  • Prepare for a job interview
  • Prepare for a assessment centre
  • Master’s programme guidance
  • Set up your own business
  • Potentially find an alternative to studying

Firstcontact - DIT's Job Fair

Firstcontact in Deggendorf
 

2020 fair

  • Date: Tue 24.03.2020
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Deggendorf Stadthallen

2021 fair

  • Date: Tue 13.04.2021
  • Time: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Deggendorf Stadthallen

Every spring, firstcontact student club organizes a job fair in cooperation with the DIT Career Service. The fair is attended by around 180 companies, who exhibit to find talented and ambitious students for their payroll. This job fair is exclusively created for DIT students to network, meet future or prospective employers, discover various regional and international companies, connect to the various career opportunites on offer and distribute their CVs. Alongside the job fair, the Career Service hosts seminars on writing successful job applications and on how to make the right impression to prospective employers, so that students can use the job fair to their full advantage.

Job fair jobs can be found on the DIT online job board. Read more details on the firstcontact website.

 

European Campus job fair
 

2019 fair

  • Date: Wed 06.11.2019
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen
  • Fair guide 2019

Job Forum

Every year, the Career Service organizes job forums together with  faculties to give you the opportunity to get to know companies from your respective field of study.

At these forums you can personally chat to company reps in small groups to enquire about starting a career, salary or further development opportunities. These meetings are very informal and will give you exclusive impressions about potential employers. Initially, interesting short lectures are given to inform you about the companies in advance. Take the chance to build a personal network for your professional future.

The next job forums:

  • 02.12.2019: Civil Engineering / Envoromental Engineering
  • 09.03.2020: Electrical Engineering / Applied Computer Science
  • 10.03.2020: Business Administration

Please direct any enquiries to the Career Service.

 


Job Shadowing

Studying at DIT creates career opportunities. Practical experience is a crucial factor for orientation and insights into your dream job. However, it doesn’t always take time-intensive internships, though job shadowing you can gain a special glimpse or insight into the working world.

 

It is the opportunity to catch a glimpse into your dream job by following DIT alumni in their job for a day. By observing and working on small tasks, you can experience your dream job first hand.

 

Job shadowing is an exclusive offer for DIT students who are about to choose a degree major, or who are in the career orientation phase close to graduation. It aims to network students to regional and international companies and to make important contacts.

We aim to find shadowing positions for all subject areas. If you meet the demands of respective businesses, there is nothing standing in the way of your application!

 

In contrast to an internship in which you are actively involved in work, as a job shadower you get the chance to observe a specialist in their job. In job shadowing, you accompany the company representatives during their working day and gain insights into the corporate culture that should help you select a professional field. This extra-university experience enables you to better plan your career entry, develop yourself personally and, last but not least, make important professional contacts.

 

The duration is one day, and could possibly be scheduled as follows:

  • Introduction & formalities (1 hr)
  • Company tour (30 mins)
  • Job shadowing (6 hrs)
  • Closing feedback chat (30 mins)

 

In preparation, you should ba able to answer these questions:

  • What interests me?
  • How could I imagine my professional future?
  • Which requirements can I fill?
  • Which questions can I ask to help me make decisions for my future career plans?

If you can answer all these questions, you are ready to apply for the job shadowing programme.

Job shadowing application
 

Apply with the necessary documents to the Career Service for one of the job shadowing positions on the job board:

  • Select and apply for an interesting job to shadow from the list below
  • CV & filled application form to: job.shadowing@th-deg.de
  • Apply anytime
  • Company reps decide if to accept you as a job shadower. If you are accepted, they will get in contact with you to arrange a suitable job shadowing day
  • Be quick, there are only a few limited shadowing placements!

Please note: On the job shadowing day, you are not insured by the company. In most cases, you will be expected to pay for travelling and accommodation costs yourself.

 

Useful tips:

 

  • Preparation is vital. Inform yourself about the company and and the position of the person you are shadowing
  • The most important information can generally be found on the company website or company press releases
  • Organise an initial chat, either in person or by a phone call
  • Take time to think of interesting questions to ask the person you will be shadowing, to ask them on the job shadowing day
  • Organise a location to meet and ask about suitable dress code

 

 

  • Be punctual. If you are unable to be there, please immediatley inform your DIT Career Service advisor
  • Keep to company regulations and be careful not to disturb other members of staff who are working
  • If the person you are shadowing needs time to make phone calls or write emails, please wait patiently as these things are normal elements of the working day
  • Was the shadowing day interesting and informative? You can ask any last questions in a closing discussion. There are often opportunities to stay in touch on a professional level. If you are interested in the company, be proactive and ask for options for an internship or tips for getting started after graduation

 

 

  • Your job shadowing advisor would surely appreciate a thank you mail and your personal feedback about the day
  • A detailed report for DIT alumni helps us to develop and improve our job shadowing service
  • What if it wasn't what you expected?  Even negative experiences help with professional orientation and help you decide what you don't want.

 

Participating companies and shadowing positions

 

You can apply to these companies as a job shadower:

 

Mentoring Programme

What ist mentoring?
 

Mentoring is the targeted support of prospective employees and future leaders.

Experienced experts (mentors) support students (mentees) in furthering their personal development and building up their professional skills. Mentoring consists first and foremost of the transfer of life and career experience as well as the following five elements:

  • Coaching
  • Guidance
  • Support
  • Networking
  • Exchange of ideas
     

Potential participants
 

Mentees: Mentees are DIT students from all faculties and courses who are committed, broad-minded, and interested. Female engineering students can also participate in the MovING mentoring programme.


Mentors: The mentor role is intended for skilled professionals from either the private sector or from academic research institutions.
 

Explanation of the mentoring programmes

 

How it works

Students who are interested in the mentoring programme submit an application (CV and letter of motivation) to the Career Service. We then find a suitable mentor for the respective student, taking into account his or her interests and wishes. Once a year a Mentor Reception takes place in the university, at which official mentors will be announced and the first exchange of experiences between mentors and mentees is possible.

Duration of the mentoring programme

The Mentor Programme has no fixed time limit, and can last the entire duration of the course of studies.

Further details

Information on the Mentor Programme can also be found on iLearn.
Stefanie Möginger would be happy to discuss further details with you about the programme.
 

Participants reports
 

Lisa Pfefferl , Engineering and Economics

"I really enjoyed my time in the Mentor Programme, especially because they matched me with just the right person as my mentor. This contact, and the other contacts which I gained through him, have had a positive influence on my professional and personal development.  The Mentor Programme opened the door into the professional world for me, and I am proud to have been a part of this programme. I am still in contact with my former mentor, even though our career paths have led us in different directions. I would like to thank Career Services for their incredible commitment to the Mentor Programme."

Klaus Bayer, EADS

"I find the Mentor Programme really good and it is something that was lacking at my own  own University. The main reason I find it good is that the students come into contact with someone who is already in the profession. Therefore they have guidance in terms of choosing an internship, a job, and a company. But the Mentor Programme is also useful in that the companies are able to establish contact with really good students."

Simone Dappert, Consultant

"My opinion is that the Mentor Programme is a valuable initiative which brings students into contact with the professional world at an early stage and thus facilitates a directed, goal-oriented approach to their studies. In addition, I myself had a lot of support when I started my career, and I’d like to pass that on."

 

 

Objective of the MovING programme

Supporting and promoting the success of female students in the Engineering programme during their studies is of great importance to us. For this purpose the female mentor programme was launched, which provides special assistance, support and tips.

What does MovING Offer female students?

  • Coaching
  • Counselling and support
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Personal development
  • Exchange of ideas and experiences
  • Self-reflection and broadening of skills
  • Insight into daily professional life

A short description of the programme

Mentoring begins at the start of the summer semester. The students are assisted and supported by their mentor for one year. Meetings between mentor and mentee can be scheduled informally at any time and as needed. The mentoring relationship is developed and deepened through relaxed meetings and get togethers.   

If you are interested in participating contact Stefanie Möginger.

Mentor programme MovING 2019/20

 

moving 19 20

 

 

As a student in your first sermester, you may feel overwhelmed at the start of your studies in the first semester. The transition from a regulated school environment to an independent, academic approach to studying and revising is often difficult.

We aim to support you and all freshers at the start of their studies, so you can integrate into university life and complete your studies efficiently and successfully.
Supporters are students in higher semesters from all courses. Over approx. 8 meet ups, they provide the following support:

  • Support around campus and in Deggendorf
  • Organizational help
  • Introduction to a number of topics (library, university websites, etc.)
  • Exam registration, electives and compulsory subjects…
  • Attending informal gatherings and discussing general problems and questions
  • Help with studying and study groups
  • Providing tutoring in difficult subjects

Students at least in their second semester with good grades are eligible to be supporters.

If you are interested to take part either as a fresher or supporter, please contact Tobias Bauer.

 

Career Seminars

The Career Service offers interdisciplinary seminars, workshops and lectures which are designed to prepare you for the career market, guide you in your professional orientation and help you with job applications. Additionally, you will acquire important skills for your studies and personal development.

We offer a diverse range of courses and events; from academic dissertations, to a variety of software courses, to self-management and stress management seminars. We encourage you to take advantage of what we offer so that you are well equipped to start down your future career path. We hope you have fun and learn a lot, we look forward to your participation!

  • List of seminars and registration, registration possible from the start of the semester

Informationen zu Themen der Seminare „Studien- und Persönlichkeitskompetenz" findest du übrigens auch im iLearn.

 

What will you learn in this course?

You will learn to organize, carry out and control learning tasks independently and thereby support the practical learning process of the trainees you will later be responsible for in your professional life.

  • Fundamental questions about apprenticeships
  • Planning and implementing the apprenticeship
  • Legal foundations of apprenticeships
     

When does the course take place?

  • Three dates in winter semester (from September to December)
  • Three dates in summer semester (from February to June)

DIT students will be informed per email about the specific dates and registration details.
If you have questions about this course please contact Iris Reul.

 

 

The AWP subject "Professional and Personal Skills" of the Career Service is designed to enable students to acquire and support personal, social and methodological skills in addition to the acquisition of professional skills.
The aim is to further develop the key qualifications.

The AWP subject consists of two sub-sections: "Professional Competence" and "Study and Personality Competence".

Professional competence: Application.
The seminars deal with the written application, the interview, assessment centre and various selection procedures. The aim is to prepare for the start of a career.

Study and personal competence: Topics such as rhetoric, communication, presentation and computer office programs as well as scientific work and intercultural training.

 

Detailed information about content and procedure can be found in the appropriate iLearn-course as well as here.

If you have any further questions, please contact Claudia Probst or the AWP- & Sprachenzentrum.

 

 

PLV courses are practical courses, the first one being before your internship and the second course after your internship. Some degree programmes have integrated Career Service seminars as part of the first practical course.

Bachelor degree programmes with practical Career Service seminars:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Applied Computer Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • International Tourism Management / Health & Medical Tourism
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Applied Business Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Interactive Systems / Internet of Things
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Informatics
  • Cyber Security


Registration:

Registration for Career Service seminars. Please tick "PLV-Häkchen" during registration. Courses are free in the framework of the integral practical courses (PLV).
Find more details in each course on iLearn. Please direct any enquiries to Tobias Bauer.