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Meet & Recruit from our Bachelor and Master Programs

In the Career Center we strive to facilitate successful interactions among students, businesses, and alumni. Let’s find out together how you can best get in touch with our students from the Bachelor and Master programs.

Attract and hire WHU Talent – Connect with us on Handshake

You can use Handshake to advertise your job and internship opportunities for WHU Talent – all free of charge. Handshake is an innovative platform that connects employers, students, graduates and the Career Center in one place. 

Once registered, you can:

  • Create your company profile and increase awareness of your organization
  • Publish job vacancies in Handshake, targeting ideal candidates for your opportunities
  • Track applications using the ‘Quick Apply’ function
  • Manage relationships with multiple universities within the Handshake platform
  • And much more…

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If you have any questions, please contact us via this email address: WHU.CareerCenter(at)whu.edu.
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Recruiting fairs

Engage with top talent – increase your visibility through on-campus activities

Being active and recruiting on campus provides the individual touch today’s students seek. We look for companies that are generally open to providing career opportunities for everyone on campus! 

WHU attracts students with an international mindset and background: Bachelor students are looking for internships as early as after the second semester and for international internships as required for their curriculum. International Master students look for opportunities in Germany – possibly without already mastering the German language. To ensure a valuable experience for our various student groups, it is essential that participating companies offer internships for Bachelor and Master students, as well as direct entry positions for graduates.

Our three annual career fairs give companies a platform to connect with students in the Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Exchange Programs in a more personal setting. While varying slightly in format and always subject to change, usual components are short presentations, a classical fair some informal networking and individual 1-1 conversations. Access to students’ profiles via Handshake is another integral part of the fairs. Our fairs are dedicated and limited to specific company target groups.

Career Day at the end of September targets companies that either recruit intermittently at or are new to WHU and want to learn more about our students. Each year we strive to admit a diverse selection of companies across sectors, thereby attracting students from all programs and with broad professional interests. As the first major career event of the academic year, this is an exciting opportunity to create awareness about your company. Recent participants include Allianz, BASF, Capgemini Invent Germany, Mastercard, METRO, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, PWC, UBS, Qiagen and Valantic.

Founders Career Day in November is exclusively for WHU alumni who have founded their own companies or work in leading positions in companies that fit the entrepreneurial and dynamic atmosphere of the event.

If you are an entrepreneurial alumnus or alumna of WHU and interested in recruiting high-energy, high-performing Bachelor students or internationally-experienced and well-educated Master or Doctoral students, please get in touch. Recent participants include Atlantic Labs, Audibene, Crealytics, Enpal, Liberty Ventures, Natsana, Numa Stays, Packmatic, Patronus Group, ProjectTogether, Tourlane and VictoriaPartners.

Master Your Career at the end of January is reserved for our long-standing partner companies, mostly in industry and services. Primarily aimed at Master students, this fair offers more sophisticated networking formats including workshops. Recent attendees were Accenture, adidas, Allianz, BASF, Bertelsmann, Deichmann, Henkel, and Kearney. If you are unsure about your company’s existing cooperation with WHU, please get in touch.

Other career services

WHU students have extremely tight schedules with intense study and exam periods and a multitude of student-organized conferences. Therefore, we can only offer a limited number of Career Center events on campus. When we have an available time slot, and some interested companies, we organize the so called 12-2-2 event. 12-2-2 (twelve-to-two) is a mini-fair during lunchtime. Two to four companies briefly present their operations and corporate culture, and afterwards can interact with students in a relaxed setting. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

Exclusively for our long-time partners, we also organize company presentations, workshops, and interview days, subject to time availability. These programs give students an in-depth understanding of your company’s culture and operations, information about the recruiting process and specific openings, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. If you are unsure about your company’s existing cooperation with WHU, please get in touch.

Alumni are a key part of our tight-knit community, so we cooperate closely with the In Praxi alumni association to foster deeper relationships among companies, graduates, and current students. In Praxi has more than 7,000 members across 65+ countries.

If you are looking for experienced candidates, you can publish job offers through In Praxi’s database.  Please contact In Praxi for further details.

If you are unsure whether a specific job offer is more suitable for alumni or MBA graduates, please contact us.

A diverse group of students – understand which students fit your needs

Bachelor Class of 2025

female students
average age

Master Class of 2024

female students
international students
start work in Germany
average starting salary
earn €60,000 or more

Need more information?

Contact our Career Center
Heike Hülpüsch
Heike Hülpüsch
Director Career Service