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CAREER OPORTUNITIES

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

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 in employment 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