Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Open navigation Close navigation
Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences

Career Service for Internationals

Counselling Workshops and Seminars

Use your head!

Every country and every culture has its own peculiarities, be it in daily interactions, in the workplace, or even in the job search. Our seminars and workshops help international students to better navigate the German job application jungle.

On this website, you will find only workshops which are held in English. For an overview of the entire program, please switch to German. 

German Language Courses


Motivation through Vision – Workshops for international students

The KIT invites all international students:

The Power of Vision Workshop - how to align your studies with your vision, to become highly motivated and successful in Germany!

14. September in English
30. September auf Deutsch

Time: 1:30 p.m. at KIT building 50.41 in Room 145/146

Please register per email: daniela.rueden@kit.edu

Be Ready for CareerContacts

Wed, 19.10.2021

11:30 a.m. - ca. 1:30 p.m.


How to prepare yourself for a successful career fair visit

Why go to a job fair when information about companies is easily available online? The truth is, nothing beats a face-to-face meeting, even if it happens to be online. But preparations are essential:

  • What information about the company do I need?
  • How do I contact the representative at the stand?
  • Which documents do I have to prepare?

Referentin: Cordelia Makartsev

Online or on Campus, dependent on pandemic situation

Accessing the German Labour Market (2 ECTS, Präsenz)

Mo - Fri 24.10. - 28.10.

Mo - Thu  2 - 6.50 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration on LSF 


In-depth information will be given about organizational structures, the application and recruitment processes of enterprises as well as the labor market system in Germany, including the preparation for specific applications.

  • Business in Germany – features, traditions and ethics
  • Organizational structures and corporate culture
  • Understanding communication patterns
  • Negotiation styles
  • Getting ready for your industrial placement
  • Application and recruitment process
  • The interview - German business etiquette: dress codes and appropriate conduct
  • Leadership styles
  • Delegation and motivation in German companies

Lecturer: Verena Kienzle


Job Hunting in Germany

Wed, 16.11.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room F 301



Strategy + how to prepare your documents

This workshop will enable you to prepare your application documents according to German expectations and unspoken rules.

+ The Job Market in Germany
+ Recruiting Trends
+ Preparing your documents
+ Searching for a Job on LinkedIn

Lecturer: Cordelia Makartsev


eBi 1007 Empowerment (Workshop)

Fri 25.11. + Fri 09.12.

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
in attendance
Registration per email
cordelia.makartsevspam prevention@h-ka.de

or on LSF

For anyone who’s interested in discussing racism from different aspects and experiences, this workshop aims to be a safe space and a sharing opportunity! Together, we will develope strategies to strengthen our self-awareness, to set effective boundaries and demand respect.

The workshop is going to be held in German, a German Language Level of B1 is needed.
This workshop is for BIPoC-students (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), migrants and refugees.

Workshop: In attendance, Seminarraum KIT Campus Süd (Englerstr., details will be given after registration) 

Lecturer: Dr. Kidist Hailu, Personal Developement Coach


Center of Competence
Career Service Internationals
Cordelia Makartsev

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2505
cordelia.makartsevspam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mon, Wed + Fri 9.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m.
+ consultations by appointment

Bldg F, room 009
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Get involved!