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TUM Career Service
Newsletter for your career
All career events at a glance and helpful tips for applications

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Current Events

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.

Assessment Center - Tips & Tricks


In this webinar you will get to know the most common AC exercises and learn some critical tips to help you deal with different AC challenges.

Career Podcasts


Wie meistere ich meine erste Führungsrolle?

Wie sieht der Alltag einer Führungskraft aus? Wie komme ich an meine erste Führungsposition? Und macht Führen eigentlich Spaß?

In der dritten Folge des Karriere-Podcasts für die TUM Community „That’s my Job“ erzählt TUM Alumna Dr. Viktoria Leonhard, wie sie ihre erste Führungsrolle mit knapp 30 Jahren gemeistert hat und was sie jungen Führungskräften empfiehlt.

Career Podcast

How do I master my first leadership role?

What does the day-to-day life of a leader look like? How do I get my first leadership position? And is leadership actually fun?

In the third episode of the career podcast for the TUM Community “That’s my Job”, TUM alumna Dr. Viktoria Leonhard talks about how she mastered her first leadership role at just under 30 years of age and what she recommends to young leaders.

Viktoria Leonhard in the podcast studio (Image: Daniel Fürg).

Career podcast

How to Start a Job in Germany

What do German companies value and how can I get through the application phase motivated and successfully?

In the second episode of the career podcast for the TUM community “That’s my Job”, TUM alumnus Himanshu Panandikar talks about his application process and the first months in a German company. This episode was recorded in English.

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Fast help

Online CV-Check

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

Career Counseling by the TUM Career Service

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Effective and personal

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)

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)

All TUM students and alumni can collect the TUM Career Guide free of charge at the Alumni & Career office (Richard-Wagner-Str. 3, Munich).

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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With the doctorate into industry

The move from academia to industry often comes with a bit of a culture shock. TUM alumna Marwa El Hefnawy has mastered this transition and, after successfully completing her doctorate at TUM, has already used her talents and knowledge very successfully in several international companies. She shares her experiences in the career podcast “That’s my Job”.

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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

Entrepreneur Miriam Haerst

“To be truly creative, you have to think outside the box of tried and true methods”

Even as a schoolgirl, Miriam Haerst loved working with her hands and assisted her father in his hobby workshop. Her joy in experimenting and coming up with ideas has brought her a long way: from Diploma to Doctorate and finally to starting her own company. Her innovation is a 3D printer that can create individual bone implants from plastic.

Honorary Consul Raymond Wittmann

"I'm more than happy to take on this responsibility"

TUM Alumni Raymond Wittmann has lived and worked on three continents. Interacting with people from different cultures is a passion of his. When the Mexican Consulate was looking for an Honorary Consul in Bavaria, he was the one chosen. The fact that he was given this position is due in part to his doctoral studies at TUM, he believes.

Entrepreneur Jan Goetz

“I swapped my academic career for a start-up career overnight”

A global race has broken out over the future of supercomputing. TUM alumnus Jan Goetz is right at the front of the pack. His start-up has assembled the largest team of the foremost quantum computing hardware experts in Europe. His studies at TUM gave him both specialist knowledge and the necessary entrepreneurial skills.

Professor Kerstin Prechel

"If I am able to encourage just one woman, I have already achieved my goal"

TUM Alumna Kerstin Prechel worked her way up to international management, to being a professor and an entrepreneur. And she did so even though neither her parents nor her grandparents went to university. Now her goal is to encourage others to follow in her footsteps.

Alumni and challenges

How do You do this?

Four alumni tell us about extraordinary situations in their lives and how they dealt with them.

"Our aim is to revolutionize the use of energy"

Entrepreneurs Arthur Singer, Christoph Dietrich und Nam Truong

With their start-up, TUM Alumni Arthur Singer, Christoph Dietrich and Nam Truong have developed a groundbreaking technology for the switch to clean energy. TUM played a key role in supporting the founders' team in their endeavor.

Social Geodesist Uchendu Eugene Chigbu

"A good idea can improve people's lives"

TUM Alumnus Uchendu Eugene Chigbu is passionately pursuing his dream. By promoting secure land tenure knowledge and practices, he hopes to eliminate land injustices and promote productive economies in Africa's rural areas. At TUM, he realized that he could achieve that as a scientist.

Your Services for a Global Career

Internationale TUM Studierende

International first semester students (Picture: Andreas Heddergott /TUM)

Here you will find assistance in preparing for the job market of your choice.

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.

  • Creating a personal profile

  • Preparing application documents

  • Career planning

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

Want to work in Germany? Use the visa calculator to figure out which one you are eligible for.

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.

Career Days Impressions

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Anke Graf

Focus: International Students & graduates

+49 89 289 22605

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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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