A career in Germany

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You have finished your studies, or are about to do so, and you are considering a career in Germany? Here’s a list of places you can contact.

You can get more information on how to prepare for a career in Germany while you are still studying here.

It is important that you have sorted your right of residence by the time you complete your studies. If you plan to stay in Germany in order to find a job, contact the Immigration Office. Check the download section for a short presentation by the Immigration Office on the right of residence while you look for work after completing your studies.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has published an interesting report of job application experiences in Germany (in German).


Career Service

Professional orientation and career design support for German and international students:

Individual consulting (career coaching, checking your application, coaching for exams) and workshops and lectures on:

There is also a special Career Service for international students!

Events organised by the Career Service are open to all Goethe University students and alumni who graduated no longer than 12 months ago.


Arbeitsagentur (federal employment agency)

The Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) is the central government authority for all job seekers in Germany. It has a wide range of services and offers advice for anyone looking for a job.

Agentur für Arbeit Frankfurt a.M.

Visitors’ address
Fischerfeldstr. 10-12
Frankfurt am Main                                            

Postal address
Agentur für Arbeit Frankfurt a.M.
60270 Frankfurt am Main



Career Center

The Career Center is part of the Career Service; it cooperates with external partners to help students and graduates find employment. There are also courses for additional qualifications and career fairs.

Both the Career Center and the Federal Emplyoment Agency offer consulting hours in the main lecture building (Hörsaalzentrum).

Federal Employment Agency: Mondays and Fridays 09:00-13:00

Goethe University Career Center: Mondays 14:00-17:00 and Thursdays 13:00-17:00