Of course they are in German …

… the articles in the new edition of the career service papers (csp). It will be published next Monday. On my desk a sample version, lacking the glue that keeps the pages together. If you want to have the digital version in advance please send an e-mail to marcellus.menke@uni-siegen.de with the subject line: “csp 2024 in advance digital”. Of course you easily can have the articles translated by an automatic translator of your choice, just to make things easier and give you a first access. And if you take part in our program „German in a Nutshell“, you can also try reading the German text. After all, that’s the original. Hope you enjoy the new csp.

Still loose sheets, but the contents are already complete: csp 21/2024 the first (advance) copy lying on my desk.

Well equipped …

… we are ready for the freshman welcome next week on Monday. I just picked up three packages from the in-house print shop. And now posters, flyers and postcards with the program for the winter semester are waiting in our office to be distributed. If you feel like it, just drop by on Monday, October 9, on the Adolf Reichwein Campus, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Audimax. We are looking forward to seeing you.

A somewhat larger poster and boxes with the new program flyers: Even if of course everything is available digitally, sometimes it’s nice to be able to hold something classically printed in your hand.

Planning is in progress …

… at full speed, but only a part of it is visible on this website. Therefore we ask for your understanding if some links do not work or if the events of the last semester are still visible. In any case, the overview page is already working. There you can already see what we have planned for you for the coming semester. And, good news, all events are already set up. We are looking forward to you and the new semester.

A picture from last winter: Let’s see how snowy the upcoming winter semester will be. Our seminars work in snow, too. Promised.

There is still something missing …

… on the tablet, right? Yes, of course. The picture is from our planning phase and we still had to make some adjustments, not only to the dates. But now everything is complete. We are looking forward to your registrations. From now on all seminars and workshops are activated in Unisono. You can find the overview here:

Dates, texts, images: Many steps are needed to make the Career Service Program work on the website.

What you can do …

… with your studies. That was the title of today’s Career Service workshop on AR Campus. We were part of the theme day “doubts about your studies”, organized by the colleagues from the central student advisory service. The topic, not so easy. The participants, curious. And of course everything about finding you career path. Classical Career Service tasks.

The event was all about getting to know methods for developing your own individual strategies. Many questions, many new ideas. We would like to thank you for the interesting event and the lively participation. And if you still have questions while thinking about the ideas from today, just write an e-mail and we will see how we can find answers. We are looking forward to your questions.

Already the second name tag that I forgot to return. I think I will put it in the house mail tomorrow and send it back to the colleague.

It is the first …

… podcast in English . Our guest: Anne Pajarinen. We talk about basic knowledge on how international students can successfully apply for jobs in Germany. We focus on language and culture, overcoming shyness and developing self-trust, and seeing the various perspectives of a professional career in Germany. It is an invitation to network and get in touch with the country.

Anne Pajarinen, Director of Carl Duisberg Centrum Radolfzell, is an education enthusiast from Finland with a long career in various educational contexts in Germany.

And here is the link to the podcast. Just enjoy listening

And as always, our recommendation while listening: Enjoy a good cup or tea.

Designing your future …

… is a challenge. As the University of Siegen is a part of the Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Alliance (ATHENA), we are also a part of the special ATHENA Career Service Program. Strong networks create new possibilities.

Interested in what we do?

On 19 October, for example, we invite you to join the ATHENA Career Event. It is online and we start at 9 am. How to register and what to expect can be found on the ATHENA Website.


We are looking forward to see you, because the future is just the next step.

From the first sketch …

… to the finished logo of our new podcast. It only took six hours. Our motto was: Just get started! . And it worked. We are looking forward to many interested listeners. The first part of the project is in German. We will start with the English edition on July 6, 2022. But until then, perhaps you would like to practice some German. Give it a try!


Already curious…

… how the Podcast of the Career Service of the University of Siegen will sound? Here are forty five seconds with samples form today’s test recording. The name of our podcast is career:FRAGEN. This new program will be launched as a digital event on April 27th at 3 pm.

If you want to be part of the first real event, you can register via Unisono. [Link to the pre-announcement text]

The Zoom link will be sent directly to your email inbox on the morning of the event.

career:FRAGEN is for now in German. So joining it is a good idea if you want to gain some experience with the „German in an nutshell“ program. An English edition of the podcast will be released later this year.

To avoid getting mixed up: The first event starts on Wednesday April 27th at 3 pm, all other events are on Wednesday at 4 pm.

It was a little bit tricky but we enjoyed the process a lot! Here is a picture from the mixer in the recording studio of the ZIMT. Thanks to Oliver and André for the great introduction and support during the production.

How late …

… is too late? Well, it’s never too late for good wishes. We at the Career Service would like to wish you the best for the new year. We have started the New Year quite quickly, with many appointments and individual trainings. So it took some time for the good intentions of consistent blog writing to find its place. But here we are with a new input on job application!

How late is too late is also always a question when applying. For example: Can I still send in my application documents after the application deadline has passed? The answer is not as simple as it might seem and often not the probable expected no. You certainly can still apply, especially for jobs advertised online. The fact that the advertisement is still available, is an indication that an application may still be possible. Our recommendation: Simply give them a call and ask. If the phone call leads to a good conversation, this can be the basis for a good application, perhaps even for a completely different position in the company, which you were not aware of. In any case: Good luck!

And because twice is better, here, form the Career Service Christmas parcel, two little pigs. They are made from marzipan, designed to bring you a happy New Year.