Career Planning of Global Management MBA in Germany
Welcome to the career service section! Studying at the IGC will open up new career opportunities for you! We wish you good luck and all the best for taking the next step in your career!
Planning your career
Have you developed a career strategy? Do you know what you are good at, what makes you special? Start with an analysis of your highest skills and qualifications and develop a vision of where you want to be in 5 or 10 years. This will most likely prove to be far more successful than sending out mass applications. Also, you need to match your education, skills and experiences to the particular needs of the potential employer. To decide what you want to do you must understand how your interests will translate into a career reality. Ask for advice, realistically assess your abilities, and get as much information as you can about your field(s) of interest
Check out the links and articles for further ideas. You are also very invited to take part in our career seminars at the IGC.
In general: network, use social media, find a niche. Specialize. Simultaneously build your knowledge base so that potential employers know about you before a position is even available. Be where the action is happening.
Leave your comfort zone and meet people! Attend conferences, volunteer, use social media, learn from other´s experiences, develop your network, talk to the experts, update your job know how and be inspired!
What you need to know about working in Germany
If you’re a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, just go ahead and apply for a job, you do not need a work permit. You have free access to the labor market.And there is good news for all those who are Non EU Citizens but have gained a degree from a German university. They can now extend their residence permit after graduation in order to look for an appropriate vacancy to a maximum of 18 months.
- Working in Germany as a Non EU citizen with a German university degree
- Detailed information on working in Germany, compiled by the DAAD
- information on the Blue card for Germany and the EU
You can start working while being a student!
Students from Non-EU countries are allowed to work up to three months during the semester, which means 120 days (= eight hours daily) per year or 240 half days (= four hours daily) per year. Jobs as a student or graduate assistant may exceed the limit.German and EU students are allowed to work max. 19 hours per week during lecture periods.
More information about working and studying from the German Federal Foreign Office.