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Career Service

The Career Service is a service facility of Hof University of Applied Sciences and offers students and young alumni a wide range of career orientation and professional preparation services:

Career and application counseling

Event program each semester

Job portal Hochschuljobbörse (network of several universities)

Internal job portal StellenHof

News and external career events

Contact us

The Career Service employees stand next to each other and look into the camera with a smile.

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Campus Hof

room A 112


Johanna Franke
+49 (0) 9281 / 409 3317

Maria Schürer
+49 (0) 9281 / 409 3318

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Consultation and Information

If you want a detailed and individual consultation, please make an appointment with us.

A consultation is possible by e-mail, by Zoom, by phone or in person.

For an application portfolio check, please send us your documents beforehand.

You can find information on all aspects of a successful job application at moodle.

In addition to tips on how to write a CV, cover letter, and prepare for the interview, there are also recorded online seminars here.

Event program

The Career Service offers various events (workshops, talks) in different areas throughout each semester.

You can find the individual events in the calendar of events, right with the possibility to register online.

As of March 2023, you will also find the program of events for the summer semester here.

Career Service events

June 2023


Language :
10:00 - 13:00



Content of the workshop:

  • Intercultural similarities and differences of planning
  • How to achieve strategic planning to get along with new university culture
  • Planning – planning – planning
  • Guidelines for efficient academic writing
  • Plan a meeting with your supervisor
  • Learning in Groups and planning

Coach: Dipl. -Psych. Melanie Ludwig


* Registration from 22. 05. to 01.06.2023 

Language :
14:00 - 17:00

With this workshop we want to provide students of all disciplines with knowledge about the different phases of project management as well as the most important tools. Especially in view of the fact that nowadays more and more job offer demand "basic knowledge in project management" as a prerequisite for an application.

During the workshop we will work practically with a case study. The participants will receive this in advance for preparation - so we can then get straight into work and derive some important project management skills of a project manager while working.


Coach: Dipl. -Psych. Melanie Ludwig


* Registration from 22. 05. to 01.06.2023

Language :
Room :
Restaurant Kastaniengarten, Hof
18:00 - 21:30

Business-Etikette (z.B. Gesprächsthemen bei Tisch), Small Talk und Tischkultur (Sitzordnung, die Rolle des Gastgebers, der richtige Umgang mit Gläsern, Besteck und Servietten, Wie esse ich bestimmte Speisen?) bei einem Drei-Gänge-Menü verinnerlichen.

Trainerin: Cindy Seifert, zertifizierte Knigge-Trainerin und Trainerin für Business-Etikette, über 20 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Wirtschaft mit Personalverantwortung

Anmeldung: persönlich im Career Service durch Zahlung der Teilnahmegebühr von 18 € (Anmeldetermine werden noch bekannt gegeben)

Language :
Room :
Restaurant Kastaniengarten, Hof
18:00 - 21:30

During this dinner you learn how to deal with business etiquette, small talk and table culture in international settings while enjoying a three-course menu.

Trainer: Cindy Seifert

Registration: in person at our Career Service office (A 112) by paying the fee of 18€ (three-course menu). Please make sure to have the appropriate amount (exactly 18€) with you. Registration dates will be announced later.

Career News

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Sneak Preview - MINT x Bosch Engineering GmbH

Want to know where your career path will take you? Start your journey now with our Sneak Preview, an event by students for students. 

  • When?  Thursday, June 29th 2023, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Where? Bosch Engineering GmbH - Abstatt (Germany)
  • Who?     Students of the STEM degree programs 

What to expect? 

  • Get exclusive and extensive insights into an exciting everyday working life evolving around innovative technologies.
  • Take a look behind the scenes of the Bosch Engineering GmbH and learn about a wide variety of projects through exciting presentations. 
  • You will have the chance to get in touch with our hiring managers and learn about career opportunities. 
  • At the Sneak Preview you will have the unique opportunity to network and to form connections that least beyond the event.  

Register to join the event by the 2nd of June 2023 to get one of the exclusive spots.

It’s a Match! Job Interview Training

The end of your studies or doctorateis approaching? And you are about to apply for a new job? Or you are generally interested in practicing your interview skills? Start preparing for upcoming job interviews now by taking part in our Interview Training.

What are the benefits of taking part?

  • You have the opportunity to practice your interview skills in a protected, simulated environment.
  • You receive individual feedback (verbally and in written format) that will help you to identify your strengths and potential for development and growth.
  • You have the opportunity to complete further personnel selection procedures (personality and intelligence test).
  • We offer a CV-check (optional)

Here you can find more information.

Job Portals of Hof University

Hof University offers you the two job portals StellenHof and Hochschuljobbörse, for searches for (part-time) jobs, internships, working student positions and theses. 

For more information regarding the search strategy, as well as other general job portals, please visit our Moodle.


The StellenHof portal is a protected area that only students of Hof University can view.

The portal contains a large number of job advertisements from Germany and abroad. All offers on StellenHof have been received by the university directly from companies and institutions in order to make them known among the students.



These offers can, but do not necessarily have to be published in other job portals on the internet.

Please login to see the job offers:



The Hochschuljobbörse is a joint portal with 18 other, mainly Bavarian universities. Companies post their job ads here themselves and present themselves in a company profile

In addition, the Hochschuljobbörse offers Go Match. This is a service in which you express your wishes and requirements for the internship in a questionnaire and then suitable internships are suggested to you within the framework of a scoring.



Additional offers

You wanted to study or undertake an internship abroad (in Germany), have keen interest in learning languages, interested in intercultural fields or attend lectures on intercultural topics?

Hof University appreciates and supports these acquired competencies and therefore rewards you with a certificate. Intercultural competencies eventually belong to key qualifications, which you need to get along comfortably in international associations, be it professionally or personally.

The certificate is hence an extra-curricular offer of Hof University. 

For more information on obtaining the certificate visit Moodle.

Praxistage are "join in days"

Praxistage are aimed at students of engineering, computer science, economics and social sciences and give you additional opportunities to get to know many companies, build your personal network and gain further insight into your professional practice. 

Look over the shoulder of a professional during the workday, visit labs, construction sites, manufacturing plants, etc. Deepen your industry knowledge through company presentations, (online) workshops, etc. Provided there are enough offers for your field of expertise, you can experience 10 different companies or organizations during these 10 working days.

Use the Praxistage for your career

Make contacts for your practical study semester, your bachelor or master thesis, a working student job or use this opportunity to get to know your potential future employer for your career start. Build up your own network! Perhaps one or the other company will also become important for you later on.