TUM Career Newsletter

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Career Service

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Online CV-Check

Just upload your documents and get written feedback from our experts.

Applications CheckUp online

The Applications CheckUp offers you the opportunity for a full review regarding all important criteria of your CV.

Mit Bewerbungsanschreiben überzeugen


Wir zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Ihr Anschreiben präzise und positionsbezogen formulieren können

Lebensläufe individuell gestalten


Lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihr individuelles Profil strukturiert und interessant darstellen können

Walk-In Careers Counseling

Support in preparing your application documents and charting your next career step. Call us or send us an e-mail to arrange a personal consultation appointment.

Email: alumniundcareer@tum.de

Career Hotline: +49 89-289 22186 (Mo-Fr, 9 am to 4 pm)


The Career Service offers career advice for students, doctoral candidates and alumni

The Career Service offers career advice for students, doctoral candidates and alumni (Image: Alexander Gerner/TUM)

TUM Career Days

A day dedicated to your career

Enjoy a full day of career-related events:

  • application workshops
  • online speed dating with companies
  • career lounges with TUM Alumni
  • application photo shoot

The next Online Career Days will be held on May 6, 2021 and June 17, 2021.

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Alumni Career Tip:

Matthias Rottmann, PhD Physics 2020

“I can especially recommend the networking opportunities with TUM Alumni (like the Career Lounges and the TUM Mentoring programs). The direct personal exchange opens up many exclusive opportunities, such as insider knowledge or contact with a company, which would be difficult to access to otherwise”.

TUM Career Guide

Our manual on how to apply for jobs for students and alumni

The TUM Career Guide is TUM’s official and free application guidebook. Using many examples, it explains step by step how to draft successful application documents. You will learn the most important strategies for successful job interviews, salary negotiations and starting your career.

Preview of the book (Download 1 MB)

Pick up the TUM Career Guide in one of our offices


Der offizielle Bewerbungsratgeber der TUM

TUM Career Guide

Career with doctorate

You have recently completed your doctorate and are now looking for a suitable career start? You need advice around the industry change from university to industry? We support you with our exclusive career program for PhD students and postdocs.

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Events for doctoral candidates and postdocs

In our webinars specifically for PhD students and postdocs, you will receive support in finding the right job, preparing your application documents, tips on acquiring initial leadership skills, and much more.

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Mentoring for Scientists

Mentoring for Scientists connects PhD students and postdocs with (international) research alumni, visiting scientists and scholars. The focus is on personal exchange between researchers at different career stages.

Doctoral student explaining her work in front of a blackboard.

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Interested in an academic career?

You can get information and support here.

For doctoral candidates: www.gs.tum.de/en/doctorate-at-tum

For postdocs: www.tum.de/nc/en/research/postdocs

Looking for role models? These alumni earned their doctorates at TUM.

Chemist Fun Man Fung

„Learning has to be fun“

Fun Man Fung completed his Master in Industrial Chemistry at TUM Asia. He was delighted to find passionate professors from all over the world there. Today he teaches at the university himself and uses technology-based methods to make teaching truly sustainable.

Ministerialdirigent ret. Wolfram Ruhenstroth-Bauer

“My motivation was to help people”

For almost forty years, TUM Alumni Wolfram Ruhenstroth-Bauer advocated for refugee and development aid. His commitment far exceeded any official duties and was highly decorated. For him, it was simply humanity at work.

Conservator Nora Eibisch

„I have learnt to ask the right questions“

Standing in front of Mark I, Nora Eibisch had goosebumps. The TUM Alumna is dreaming about restoring this computer from the 1940s. She did her PhD thesis in restoration on Konrad Zuse’s Montagestraße SRS 72 at Deutsches Museum.

Entrepreneur Georg Schroth

„I want to find tangible solutions to problems“

TUM Alumni Georg Schroth is the co-founder and manager of the start-up NavVis. Its innovative technology makes virtual tours of airports and museums possible.

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess

„Motion is my main passion“

Just a few weeks ago he has reached the top. Since April TUM Alumni Herbert Diess is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Volkswagen Group. A big task, which the 59-year-old engineer takes on with a lot of vigour and passion.

Top Manager Elisabetta Castiglioni

„I draw the best from different cultures“

After her doctorate at TUM , TUM Alumna Elisabetta Castiglioni decided against a habilitation and for a career in business. Today, the sought-after expert for digitisation has an unparalleled international career in top management.

Innovation expert Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl

„I am fascinated by how new things come into the world“

After completing her Abitur TUM Alumna Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl did an apprenticeship as a tailor. Today the futurologist is among the top 100 most influential women in the German economy, and she acts as a consultant to the German government.

Your Services for a Global Career


Internationale TUM Studierende

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Counseling for a Global Career

Whether you plan to work in Germany or anywhere else in the world – here you will find support in preparing for the job market of your choice

Working in Germany

The TUM Career Service supports all students and alumni wanting to gain work experience in Germany or start their career in this country.

All events related to “Working in Germany” can be found here

Download: Flyer „Working in Germany“

Global Careers

A degree from TUM is a qualification for careers all around the world. We support you in your job search on foreign job markets, in preparing your application documents for other countries and put you in touch with TUM Alumni who have already been working successfully on different continents.

All events related to “Global Careers” can be found here

Information on internships abroad is available at the TUM Global & Alumni Office

TUM Student und TUM Alumnus bilden ein erfolgreiches Mentoring Tandem

TUM Student and TUM Alumnus form a successful mentoring tandem (Picture: Magdalena Jooß/TUM)

Worldwide Network
Professional Experience by the TUM Community

TUM Alumni offer first-hand professional experience and volunteer to students as friendly advisors.

TUM Mentoring Programmes are among the longest and most successful programmes within the TUM Community. For women, the Women of TUM events are specifically tailored to their needs and provide the perfect platform for boosting their careers.

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Claus Schultze-Rhonhof

Focus: Students & graduates

+49 89 289 22138

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Dr. Sabrina Eisele

Focus: PhDs & Postdocs

+49 89 289 22563

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