University and careers counselling
We aim at empowering our graduates to make self-determined and competent career and study decisions. It is important that they have concrete ideas about their future life and that they are able to correctly assess their own strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Labour market experience is a valuable asset, too. We support our students by offering a structured careers programme.
This is how we support our students on their way to their next steps:
In Year 9, study and career advice is linked to politics lessons. Self-exploration programs help to identify areas of interest and corresponding career fields.
In Years 9 and 10, the creation of application letters and CVs is integrated into German and English lessons.
In Year 10 there is a mandatory internship. The students document their experiences in the companies and present them to their classmates.
An information week takes place every year with career advisors from the Federal Employment Agency with offers for children and parents.
We hold career information evenings with specialists from different professional fields coordinated with the students.
We have information materials and guides available in the learning resource center, e.g. for writing a personal statement or preparing for UCAT.
We build connections with companies, universities and organizations and explain the components of our educational offering that give our graduates an advantage over other applicants (quality of the German international Abitur, possibility of combining it with the IB, multilingualism, growing up in an international environment)
We employ an experienced specialist for careers and study advice. He personally supports the students, supports our teachers in integrating career and career advice into lessons, presents our educational offerings externally and organizes events.
Furthermore, specially trained teachers accompany our students during the decision-making and application process for German, British and international universities.