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Guidepost for Starting a Career

Start your Career: The KIT and TechnologyRegion event informs students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers from abroad

International graduates are enormously important for the German job market, not least because of the shortage of skilled workers. At the event "Start your career in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion" KIT and TRK showed which entry-level opportunities the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe (TRK) is offering to them.

Around 100 students, trainees and (young) scientists learned about opportunities for starting a career in Germany as well as organizational matters such as visa applications and work permits. KIT international alumni who have been working at TRK since completing their studies reported on their experiences. "Studying at KIT is an excellent foundation for a successful career start. Our clear goal is to train young people in a comprehensive and research-oriented manner and to provide them with interdisciplinary skills," KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs, Professor Thomas Hirth, said.

In short lectures the TRK presented itself as an attractive region for living and working. Various service facilities of KIT provided information about their offers and were available for individual counseling sessions, including the Service Unit (DE) International Affairs (INTL), the Career and Alumni Service of the DE Innovation and Relations Management (IRM) and the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS ). The Employment Agency Karlsruhe-Rastatt explained how it can support international graduates with a degree or a doctorate in career choice and job hunting. Also represented were the CyberForum e. V. as well as the contact point Women & Career.

The DE INTL and the Career and Alumni Service of the DE IRM organized the event in cooperation with the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and the Employment Agency Karlsruhe-Rastatt. It was funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg, the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Housing of Baden-Württemberg and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).