The Career Service supports various projects aimed at bringing universities and companies together. We show students interesting options – for the time after graduation and to help make entering the world of work a success.

Career Prospects

Eine Frau hält einen Flyer des Career Service in den Händen. Der Fokus ist auf den Flyer gelegt.
Career Service. Photo: Christian Hüller

After graduating from our university, there are many career paths open to you. Our projects inform you about your options and unlock new perspectives for your career.

TalentTransfer, a project of the StepIn programme, is a new initiative set up by the Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport (SMWA) aimed at securing skilled workers.

In the three regions of Chemnitz, Dresden and Leipzig, TalentTransfer puts young academics in touch with local companies in order to get Saxony’s students, doctoral researchers and alumni interested in the regional business world. Together with the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) and ZAROF. GmbH, our university is part of an experienced project alliance for the Leipzig region that aims to offer orientation early on and point out real-world career options.

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The “quer denken” project puts Leipzig University graduates in touch with companies in northern Saxony, a region where academic specialists are in high demand. This exchange helps to make students and companies aware of each other’s potential and opportunities.

  • Students from our university are given access to the job market in the district of Nordsachsen. Actively taking part allows graduates to benefit from new opportunities and perspectives.
  • Companies get to know new academic target groups, especially from the humanities and social sciences. They recognise the students’ potential, which they can use and further develop for their individual business needs.

Since 1 October 2016, the project has been investigating students’ expectations with regard to career entry, but also what northern Saxon companies are looking for in university graduates.

The project is supported by a cooperation network consisting of Leipzig University’s Career Service, Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Nordsachsen GmbH, companies from the district of Nordsachsen and ZAROF. GmbH.

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“Quickstart Sachsen” is a flagship project offering support on the subject of dropping out of university, highlighting opportunities.

It is aimed at students who are considering dropping out of university or have already dropped out, as well as at companies that would like to exploit the potential of (former) students:

  • Information on vocational training after dropping out of university
  • Consultant networking and training
  • Raising awareness and removing taboos on the subject of dropping out

The project pools existing advisory services and information from universities, the Federal Employment Agency, chambers of industry and commerce, and other stakeholders throughout Saxony, thereby creating a network. The dialogue between regional members within that network ensures high-quality consultations and develops effective solutions to the challenges of students leaving university early.

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Lara Kusnezow

Quickstart Project Team

Career Service
Nikolaistr. 6-10, Room 3.05
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30075
Fax: +49 341 97-39301

Studierende bei einem Workshop von Quer Denken
Studierende nehmen an einem Workshop von Quer Denken teil

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