Career orientation

Counselling services

Career orientation is just as much a part of your academic studies as choosing a topic for your final thesis. In addition to seminars and workshops, the Careers Service offers one-on-one counselling to help you build your professional profile.

Please bear in mind that you probably won’t know exactly which career path you should pursue after only one counselling session. Therefore, we recommend that you actively spend time thinking about your career goals prior to your counselling appointment – for example by attending seminars that are relevant to what you are interested in.

If you should need further clarification about these topics after the seminars, we would be happy to offer you a 30-minute one-on-one counselling session to answer your questions and help you make decisions about your professional future on your own.


  • Attend a seminar or workshop that addresses the topics relevant to your questions


  • Watch our video "The Basics of Professional Orientation" in the University’s Learnweb (accessible with your ZIV user ID). This video explains the general process of career orientation during and after your studies and provides you with valuable advice and information.

If you are uncertain about which seminar topic best applies to your questions, whether your issue can be clarified by our career counsellors, or if you cannot find a seminar or workshop in our programme that answers your questions, you are welcome to contact us by phone (see sidebar for contact info). We will then advise you on how to proceed.

Consultation hours
Monday to Friday
Please call to arrange an appointment (see sidebar for contact info).

Duration of a counselling session
A counselling session takes 30 minutes.
Additional sessions can be arranged if needed.