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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

GET A HEAD START TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of professional and academic career paths all over the world. Our alumni are working in fields such as IT and telecommunications, consulting, higher education, research, finance, engineering, logistics, or health. Google, Microsoft, Roche, KPMG, Accenture, Daimler and Amazon are among the top 10 employers of our alumni.

Alumni Quick Facts

  • 90% found their first job within one year of graduation
  • Almost 40% sent out 3 applications or less to get their first job
  • 2 in 3 got their first job on a permanent contract

*according to Alumni Survey 2018

Events such as the annual Career Fair, and the Homecoming Career Symposium offer networking opportunities to students by bringing global, national, and local companies and institutions to Jacobs University. In addition, multinational players such as Facebook, Microsoft, AB InBev, EON, McKinsey, Accenture, and Roche conduct special recruiting events directly on campus.

“JACOBS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE TOP UNIVERSITIES FROM WHICH MICROSOFT HIRES SOFTWARE ENGINEERS IN ALL OF GERMANY“

B. MERCER, MICROSOFT

Jacobs University inspires - our students tell you how:

  • “Jacobs definitely challenges and inspires. They force you to go beyond yourself and set yourself new goals – I think that’s something that Jacobs definitely teaches you: go beyond what is expected, try to reach goals that you don’t think are possible, or that you thought you couldn’t. I think you can really make things happen, and then you’re capable of doing that. That’s what Jacobs teaches you.”

    Max Lohmann, graduate from 2012 in International Social Science who now works as a policy advisor for GIZ, the German Development Cooperation Agency

  • “Transdisciplinary courses in completely unrelated fields opened my mind. Now, when I see a problem, I generally can look at it from a whole new set of angles, which I was not able to do before I came here.”

    Cornel Amariei, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences graduate from 2015. Forbes nominated him as one of the “30 under 30” – the most influential young talents in Europe. While still working on his degree, he designed the Lumen glasses for the visually impaired. Today, he is working as Head of Innovation at Continental. He continues work on his pet project as CEO.

 

THE MASTER’S DEGREE EXPERIENCE

Many students also choose to pursue further graduate or professional studies at some of the world’s most prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, and LSE, among others.

START-UP SPIRIT

Some of our students have made a leap into entrepreneurship and launched their own businesses. 40 start-ups founded by Jacobs alumni are active on the market worldwide. Two of them even made it into Forbes 30 under 30 most influential people in Europe.

If you are interested in being an entrepreneur, join our J-CUB Start -Up program and benefit from business guidance, workshops, events, and networking opportunities.

JACOBS UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
  • 71% received their first job offer in Europe, 44% in Germany
  • 95% are employed or pursuing graduates studies
  • 84% would recommend Jacobs University

*according to Alumni Survey 2018

GET PREPARED FOR LIFE AFTER UNIVERSITY

THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The internship program is a core element of Jacobs University’s employability approach. The curriculum structure includes the option for a semester-long internship which provides experiential learning regarding the labor market as well as practical work experience.

EMPLOYER CONTACTS AND PLACEMENT

Jacobs University provides services and events such as career fairs with the aim of connecting potential employers and students. This forms the basis for a fruitful exchange between companies and future employees and thus lays the foundation for effective company recruitment as well as successful students’ career entries. Company representatives and professionals engage in the Jacobs Career Fair, on-campus presentations, and recruiting events. For many world-leading companies Jacobs University is the first choice university in Germany for recruitment.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225