What is the best way to design my cover letter? What points should I include in my CV? What is the difference between an obligatory and voluntary internship as well as working student position?
Do these questions accompany your application and do you still need help? Then please get in touch with the Career Service - we will be happy to help you.
No matter whether it's an internship, working student position, thesis or career entry - preparing an application often raises questions. We're there for you and will check the documents together with you.
We are currently offering online application workshops each Monday from 1 - 2 pm .
Don't miss the chance to get to know application information first hand and learn about german standards for your application documents to be well prepared for your job entry in Germany.
For attending the application workshop on Mondays, please click on the following Zoom link: https://th-deg-de.zoom.us/j/82980265468
You can also find some tips on how to apply in the iLearn-Course offered by the Career Service.
Applications for English and Spanish speaking countries
Application advice: Wednesdays 1 - 3pm or by appointment, Deggendorf Campus, office B203.
The Career Service in Deggendorf campus, office B218/219 can also support you with the following things:
European Campus applications
Our European Campus Career's Advisor, Franziska Durner, is happy to help and support with English or German written CVs and job applications. See Franziska's contact details below.
2021 Event - VIRTUAL
Every spring, firstcontact student club organises 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.
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.
Event 2020 - CANCELLED
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:
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:
In preparation, you should ba able to answer these questions:
If you can answer all these questions, you are ready to apply for the job shadowing programme.
Apply with the necessary documents to the Career Service for one of the job shadowing positions on the job board:
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.
You can apply to these companies as a job shadower:
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:
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.
Information event for mentoring in the winter semester: Monday, 26 October 2020, 1.15 - 2 pm, further information can be found at https:pmit-ext.th-deg.de/seminare/.
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.
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?
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
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:
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.
In our International Mentor Programme, we connect international students with alumni of DIT, themselves with an international background, who have successfully entered the German economy after their studies.
The programme is completely virtual and starts in November for the winter semester and in April for the summer semester.
Over a period of six months, the alumni (mentors) support their mentee in coping with new challenges and in their professional and personal development. Especially with regard to living and working in Germany. The mentoring can include the following aspects:
Interested international alumni or students of DIT are welcome to contact email@example.com for detailed information on the programme.
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!
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.
When does the course take place?
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.
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:
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.