Event Series Career Paths

The goal for which you have been studying hard for years: your first job! We support you with your preparation for your entry in the job market with seminars, lectures and workshops. Every semester, you can look forward to exciting events on career-related topics.

  • Participation in all events is free of charge.
  • Students and members of the EAH Jena, please register for the individual events via Moodle.
  • Guests without access to Moodle, please register at the Career Service or International Office.

The event series Career Paths is a joint project of the Career Service and International Office.

Event registration

Please register for the individual events via Moodle.


Guests without access to Moodle, please contact the Career Service or International Office.

Events in English in Winter Semester 2022/23

This workshop helps you to develop a targeted career strategy. You will receive important advice regarding your self-reflection, which is about your professional and personal strengths on the one hand, and your individual and career goals on the other. This will allow you to further define your career direction and find out which jobs and career paths suit you, your profile and your potential, and how to find them.  

  1. Career planning – why and how?  

  2. Planning your own career in three steps  

Step 1: Self-reflection  

• Reflect your own interests, life situations, values and wishes  

• Profile building: Analyze professional competencies and combine them into a coherent overall picture  

• Gaining orientation on the job market: Information sources, job offers, networks LinkedIn & Xing Step 2: Define concrete career alternatives  

• Define a coherent, individual career strategy  

• Resource and effort planning, GAP analysis  

• Find suitable employers and jobs  

• Networking and effective job search  

Step 3: Implementation of the application strategy  

• Optimization of application documents and social media profiles  

• Preparation for job interviews  

      3. Successful self-marketing strategies, „personal branding“  

• The own market value  

• What does self-marketing mean?

SpeakerCarolyn Litzbarski • Karrierecoach München 
Time3.30 – 5.30 p.m.

  • Planning your career, defining goals  

  • Career factors today  

  • Potential analysis and profile building  

  • Recognizing your potential, analysis of your USPs  

  • Personality tests and psychometric methods 

  • The importance of your market value  

  • Matching your profile with the requirement profile of a job or a new employer  

  • The digital profile – How to use it efficiently 

  • Successful self-marketing strategies 

SpeakerCarolyn Litzbarski • Karrierecoach München  
Time3.30 – 5.30 p.m.

The climate changes, agriculture and nutrition, future housing and mobility – all these challenges and more can’t be solved without optical technologies. 

Are you looking for an internship or for interesting jobs in technological fields that could solve the questions mentioned above? 

There is good news for you. Jena and the entire state of Thuringia offer exciting jobs in the field of optics and photonics.  

We have prepared some insights and answers to your questions about starting a career. After this you have the opportunity to discuss your concerns about your first job. 

Our event gives you 

  • an overview of the most important steps in the career and application process 

  • a concrete insight into the high-tech industry of optics and photonics in Jena/ Thuringia 

  • and on top you will receive insider information on relevant companies opportunies in Jena/ Thuringia 

SpeakerAnke Siegmeier •  Optonet e.V. and Johanna Scholz • Welcome Center Jena
Time4 - 5 p.m.