Networking and knowledge of your industry are essential at the beginning of your career. Our occupational overviews present different professional fields that match your academic profile. Our university’s alumni and practical partners are on hand for you to establish your first contacts whilst studying. Job exchanges and careers fairs offer further opportunities for professional orientation and expanding your network of contacts. And when it comes to looking for an actual job, thematic and industry-specific recruitment portals can be particularly helpful.


Which degree is suitable for which profession? Which knowledge and qualifications are required for which job? Our occupational overviews present different occupational fields and areas of employment, providgin a sector-by-sector summary of job portals and sources of information. Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers in person.

November 2019

  • 06 November, Wuppertal
    Karrieretag: career fair for students & job beginners
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  • 08–09 November, Leipzig
    Azubi- und Studientage: Education & Career
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  • 14 November, Berlin
    Online-Karrieretag: career fair for jobs in the digital industry
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  • 23–24 November, Leipzig
    Jobmesse: career fair for students & job beginners
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  • 26–27 November, Berlin
    Bonding Firmenkontaktmesse: career fair for students & job beginners
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  • 27 November, Leipzig
    WIK-Leipzig at the HTWK Leipzig
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January 2020

  • 10–11 January, Halle (Saale)
    Chance: The education, job and start-up fair
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  • 24–26 January, Dresden
    Karrierstart: The education, job and start-up fair
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  • 25 January, Leipzig
    Jobmesse: career fair for students and graduates
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February 2020

  • 1–2 February, Zwickau
    Bildung & Beruf Zwickau: career fair for pupils, students, graduates, skilled workers
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  • 6 February, Frankfurt
    JOBcon Finance: career fair for students and graduates
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  • 11–13 February, Essen
    E-world energy & water: career fair for students and graduates (energy and water industries)
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  • 26–27 February, Wetzlar
    W3+ FAIR networking fair: fair for the fields of optics, electronics and mechanics
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March 2020

  • 13 March, Online Recruiting Event
    Connexio job fair: The leading Franco-German online job fair
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  • 24–28 March, Stuttgart
    didacta: trade fair for teachers, educators, trainers, pedagogues, personnel developers
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April 2020

  • (planned) April 2020, Dresden
    bonding company contact fair: career fair for students and graduates
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  • 21 April, Leipzig
    Master and More: career fair for students and graduates
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  • 23–24 April, Hanover
    WomenPower: trade fair for professionals and managers, ambitious graduates, students (women)
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May 2020

  • 9 May, Frankfurt am Main
    women&work: Europe’s leading fair and congress for women and careers
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  • 12–14 May, Berlin
    connecticum: 18th international company contact fair (computer science, engineering and economics)
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  • (planned) May 2020, Halle (Saale)
    sciencemeetscompanies: one of Central Germany’s largest scholarship and career fairs for agricultural, nutritional and natural scientists.
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  • 14–15 May, Fulda
    ReWeCo: congress and fair for accounting and controlling
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  • 28 May, Munich
    Car Connects: trade fair for the mobility industry
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June 2020

  • 24 June, Berlin
    T5 JobMesse Berlin 2020: the recruiting event for managers, seasoned professionals and graduates
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September 2020

  • 4–5 September, Bochum
    JOBMEDI: career fair for the health industry
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November 2020

  • 19 November, Berlin
    Online-Karrieretag: career fair for jobs in the digital industry
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You can find interesting alumni profiles, which offer an insight into fields of study and career prospects, in the Our alumni section.

Career Service Berufseinstieg

Networking – Our corporate partners

Together with our industry partners, we organise projects and excursions that give students the opportunity to make contacts and gain professional experience and insights into various professional fields during their studies.

With almost 30,000 employees, Allianz Deutschland AG is the largest German insurance holding company. The demands placed on an insurance company are changing. We want to be more than just a cost reimburser, serving our customers as a one-stop shop for comprehensive solutions. As a leading international financial services provider, we offer you a multitude of opportunities. We are especially keen to recruit students of business administration, economics and law. Allianz offers various entry-level programmes, for example for sales trainees and on our career development and assistant programme. For further information and to apply, please visit

CNC – Communications & Network Consulting AG is an international strategic management consultancy that advises large and medium-sized companies, institutions and individuals in their respective markets on all questions of strategic communication. We are looking for students from the second to third semester in the field of economics, communication or political science, as well as other disciplines of relevance to the business world. A very good command of English is also required. You should have a keen interest in current political and economic affairs as well as in the media. We offer the opportunity to complete your internship and subsequently write your final thesis with us. CNC has 140 employees in Munich (headquarters), Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, New Delhi, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Mumbai. For further information and to apply, please visit

Hays is the world’s number one in the recruitment of specialists. Hays employs over 10,000 people in 33 countries worldwide. Hays is growing particularly fast and is always on the lookout for new talents to strengthen its internal organisation. Your energy and willingness to perform are much more important than your degree course. Are you eloquent, a strong communicator and always equipped with the right argument? Then Hays is the right place for you! Start your career as an Account Manager or Manager of Candidate Relations! As an Account Manager you will establish contacts with companies, convince and advise them and win contracts. As Manager of Candidate Relations you recruit specialists. You decide which experts are suitable, conduct interviews and negotiate contracts. You can find the current vacancies on the career page.

Finding jobs

There are many ways to search for vacancies and internships. Knowing the right job exchange for your professional field will make it easier to search for jobs in the right place.



Das Auge


HU Berlin job board for historical research, social affairs and culture

Werben und Verkaufen Stellenmarkt


Environment/Natural sciences

Vitalingo job portal (chemistry, biology, pharmacy & medicine)

Gutscheinaffe/Animal welfare jobs

T5 job portal for the natural sciences

Sire Life sciences®



Social Affairs/Education/Medicine/Health


Arbeitgeber und Unternehmer im Bereich Gesundheitswesen

Free job portal for medical specialists

BKV.Jobs – Job portal for doctors and medical students – hospital directory with job portal

Psychjob – the job portal by Hogrefe publishing group

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) – Job board

Online job portal of the trade and association journal report psychologie


Sports Science/Management





Anwaltsblatt Karriere job board

Internship portal of the Chamber of Public Accountants


Public service

Moderne Verwaltung Sachsen

Public Service



EUNI – Das akademische Karrierenetzwerk

KOWI European liaison office of the German research associations

Leibniz Association


University Directory worldwide

Science HR – science and engineering jobs


Non-profit sector/Development cooperation


Epojobs – development policy online

GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit e.V.

Volunteer and voluntary service job portal

UNV – online volunteering service


Further information and services

Leipzig University job portal

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Qualification courses and services

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Networking platform Quer Denken

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