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Career Center –

Attract top talent and be part of the global WHU community.

Our services

Recruit at WHU –
Connecting companies with students.

Since the early days, WHU has partnered with companies to create win-win career opportunities for businesses and students. The Career Center fosters these connections and can help you unlock a talent pool of well-educated and high-potential students. Interacting closely with companies across a wide range of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting, industry and services, and start-ups is integral to each student’s journey at WHU.

Our corporate offers vary depending on your target audience – our Vallendar campus is home to Bachelor and Master students just starting their careers, while our MBA students with several years of professional experience are located in Düsseldorf. In both groups, you can engage with an array of qualified and passionate candidates with diverse backgrounds to find and attract those who best fit your talent needs.

Select a program

Engage with top talent – Increase your visibility through diverse on-campus activities.

We strive to facilitate successful interactions among students, businesses, and alumni by organizing diverse career activities on campus each year. Recruiting on campus provides the individual touch today’s students seek.

Last year, nearly 70% of Bachelor and more than 80% of Master students did their summer internship at a company that attended a campus event or posted offers to our job database.

Recruiting fairs

Our three annual career fairs give companies a platform to connect with students in the Bachelor, Master, MBA, Doctoral, and Exchange Programs. Starting with short company introductions to spark interest and provide more in-depth insights about your company, you can then engage directly with students at the fair and discuss specific opportunities. “Career speed dating”—short, one-on-one conversations with students in quick succession—allows you and the students to make positive first impressions and explore any mutual interest. During certain fairs we also organize workshops, networking dinners, and interviews.

Open all Tabs

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. 2019 participants included adidas, Debeka, Deloitte, Deutsche Börse, Hubert Burda Media, Infosys, PIMCO, Robert Bosch Power Tools, and Silicon Valley Bank. Participating companies receive access to our online database of student CVs.

WHU attracts students with an international mindset, so we look for companies that are generally open to providing career opportunities for everyone. Many Bachelor students are looking for internships abroad and some Master students are still learning 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 candidates with more experience.

Founders Career Day in November invites 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 to “come home” and recruit for their ventures, ranging from brand new start-ups to well-established companies. As part of an energetic two-day event, alumni introduce their ventures in mini-presentations and at the fair, and meet students individually during intense speed dating rounds. You can also arrange interviews on campus with suitable candidates.

If you are an alumnus or alumna of WHU and interested in recruiting high-energy, high-performing Bachelor students or internationally-experienced and well-educated Master, MBA, or Doctoral students, please get in touch. 2018 participants included Alteos, Amalendo, audibene, Cherry Ventures, crealytics, Enpal, Flaschenpost, FOND OF, GesundheitsCloud, Heycar, Homelike, Home 24, MediDate, Springtech Partners, Tourlane, and Victoria Partners.

Master Your Career at the end of January is reserved for our long-time partner companies, mostly in industry and services. Primarily aimed at Master and MBA students, this fair offers more sophisticated networking formats including workshops and a dinner, as well as career speed dating with advanced bachelor students. 2019’s attendees were Accenture Strategy, A.T. Kearney, BASF, Beiersdorf, Henkel, METRO, Telekom, and XING. Participating companies receive access to our online database of student CVs. If you are unsure about your company’s existing cooperation with WHU, please get in touch.

Other career services

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Our newest event format is the 12-2-2 (twelve-to-two) – an ad hoc mini-fair during lunchtime. Two to four companies briefly present about their operations and corporate culture, and afterwards can interact with students in a more intimate and relaxed environment.

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. Once we have a sufficient number of interested companies and an available time slot, we can organize the next 12-2-2 event. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

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.

Our internship and job database is an excellent way to attract accomplished, high-performing students. Upload your offer free of charge – we publish postings that match students’ interests and availability to our internal database and send them to students via a weekly newsletter. If you successfully recruit a student through your advertisement, we kindly request a donation to WHU’s sponsorship fund, which you can arrange by contacting us.

In accordance with WHU’s academic calendar, students are generally available for internships between May and August. They are mostly seeking internships of 10-12 weeks across all business areas, including management consulting, banking and finance, strategy and business development, operations and supply chain, controlling, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, and more. Bachelor students must complete one of their internships outside of the German-speaking region, so they are always interested in international opportunities.

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 4,500 members across 65-plus countries.

If you are looking for experienced candidates, you can publish job offers through In Praxi’s database. In Praxi reserves the right to publish only job offers with a minimum annual salary of €70,000 and charges a commission fee if a job advertisement successfully leads to an In Praxi member’s hiring. 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.

Job database

Looking for top-notch talent? Post your job offer now!

Seeking interesting candidates for internships or jobs in Germany and around the world? Upload your offer to our internal database free of charge and reach highly qualified WHU students and exchange students from our 200 international partner universities!

UPLOAD A JOB OR INTERNSHIP OFFER

Job database

Looking for top-notch talent? Post your job offer now!

Seeking interesting candidates for internships or jobs in Germany and around the world? Upload your offer to our internal database free of charge and reach highly qualified WHU students and exchange students from our 200 international partner universities!

UPLOAD A JOB OR INTERNSHIP OFFER

Student Journey -
Understand student availability.

WHU’s Bachelor and Master Programs have an academic calendar that is less flexible than most German universities. Below you can identify when students will be available for internships or starting their first jobs.

A diverse group of students –
Understand which profiles fit your needs.

WHU's Bachelor Program

234
students

31%
female

38%
spent at least 3 months
abroad before WHU

3
minimum internships by graduation

100%
exchange semester participation

70%
of studies taught in English (minimum)

First steps after graduation

*Includes 7% in Banking & Finance, 6% in Start-up & Online Business, 5% in Industry & Services, and 4% in Consulting. 

WHU's Master Programs

Experience before starting the WHU Master Programs

11
months of average
internship experience

 30%
with full-time
work experience

14%
completed apprenticeship
or dual studies programs

 10%
founded
companies

Job entry after graduation

Profile of the typcial Master cohort

174
students

34%
international students

€61,100
average starting salary

28%
female

78%
start work in Germany

59%
earn €60,000 or more

Engage with top talent – Increase your visibility through diverse on-campus activities.

We strive to facilitate successful interactions among students, businesses, and alumni by organizing diverse career activities on campus each year. Recruiting on campus provides the individual touch today’s students seek.

Our MBA students on Campus Düsseldorf are experienced professionals (on average 4 years of work experience).

We organize company presentations, workshops, and interview days. These programs give students an in-depth understanding of your company’s culture and operations, and opportunity to demonstrate their skills, and information about the recruiting process and specific openings. Please get in touch if you are interested in hiring experienced professionals at our Düsseldorf campus.

Open all Tabs

Our three annual career fairs give companies a platform to connect with students in the Bachelor, Master, MBA, Doctoral, and Exchange Programs. Starting with short company introductions to spark interest and provide more in-depth insights about your company, you can then engage directly with students at the fair and discuss specific opportunities. “Career speed dating”—short, one-on-one conversations with students in quick succession—allows you and the students to make positive first impressions and explore any mutual interest. During certain fairs we also organize workshops, networking dinners, and interviews.

Career Day at the end of September targets companies that either recruit intermittently 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. 2019 participants included adidas, Debeka, Deloitte, Deutsche Börse, Hubert Burda Media, Infosys, PIMCO, Robert Bosch Power Tools, and Silicon Valley Bank. Participating companies receive access to our online database of student CVs.

WHU attracts students with an international mindset, so we look for companies that are generally open to providing career opportunities for everyone. Many Bachelor students are looking for internships abroad and some Master students are still learning 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’s students, as well as direct entry positions for candidates with more experience.

Founders Career Day in November invites 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 to “come home” and recruit for their ventures, ranging from brand new startups to well-established companies. As part of an energetic two-day event, alumni introduce their ventures in mini-presentations and at the fair, and meet students individually during intense speed dating rounds. You can also arrange interviews on campus with suitable candidates.

If you are an alumnus or alumna of WHU and interested in recruiting high-energy, high-performing Bachelor students or internationally-experienced and well-educated Master, MBA, or Doctoral students, please get in touch. 2018 participants included Alteos, Amalendo, audibene, Cherry Ventures, crealytics, Enpal, Flaschenpost, FOND OF, GesundheitsCloud, Heycar, Homelike, Home 24, Medidate, SpringTech Partners, Tourlane, and Victoria Partners.

Master Your Career at the end of January is reserved for our long-time partner companies, mostly in industry and services. Primarily aimed at Master and MBA students, this fair offers more sophisticated networking formats including workshops and a dinner, as well as career speed dating with advanced bachelor students. 2019’s attendees were Accenture Strategy, A.T. Kearney, BASF, Beiersdorf, Henkel, METRO, Telekom, and XING. Participating companies receive access to our online database of student CVs. If you are unsure about your company’s existing cooperation with WHU, please get in touch.

Our internship and job database is an excellent way to attract accomplished, high-performing students. Upload your offer free of charge – we publish postings that match students’ interests and availability to our internal database and send it to students via a weekly newsletter. If you successfully recruit a student through your advertisement, we kindly request a donation to WHU’s sponsorship fund, which you can arrange by contacting us.

Each year we publish our CV book of MBA students. You can browse and search for interesting candidates and conduct individual on-campus interviews. Please get in touch if you are interested in receiving our CV book of MBA students.

Meet our students during lunch or after their classes in the evening to showcase your company. Give them an in-depth understanding of your company’s culture and operations and information about the recruiting process and specific openings.

Pre-select candidates and discuss current trends and challenges with our students and explore potential solutions in an informal setting.

Our students can write their thesis project in cooperation with your company. They can help you tackle real-life challenges for your company, providing ideas, analysis, and recommendations.

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 4,500 members across 65-plus countries. If you are looking for experienced candidates, you can publish job offers through In Praxi’s database. In Praxi reserves the right to publish only job offers with a minimum annual salary of €70,000 and charges a commission fee if a job advertisement successfully leads to an In Praxi member’s hiring. 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.

Job database

Looking for top-notch talent? Post your job offer now!

Seeking interesting candidates for internships or jobs in Germany and around the world? Upload your offer to our internal database free of charge and reach highly qualified WHU students and exchange students from our 200 international partner universities!

UPLOAD A JOB OR INTERNSHIP OFFER

Job database

Looking for top-notch talent? Post your job offer now!

Seeking interesting candidates for internships or jobs in Germany and around the world? Upload your offer to our internal database free of charge and reach highly qualified WHU students and exchange students from our 200 international partner universities!

UPLOAD A JOB OR INTERNSHIP OFFER

Student journey -
Understand MBA student availability.

The stylized version of the program's curriculum lets you identify when students will be available for internships, when they are abroad, and when they are ready to take the next step upon graduation. 

A diverse group of students –
Get to know the average MBA class.

76%
International students

40%
Female

3.7
Average years of
work experience

Employment by sector

* Includes 6% in Tech/Start-up, 6% in Pharma/Chemical, and 6% in Real Estate.

Employment by function

* Includes 5% in Business Development, 5% in Human Resources, 5% in General Management, 6% in Graduate/Leadership Development programs, and 3% in Law.

All data refers to the graduating class of Full-Time MBA students in 2018.

All data refers to the graduating class of Full-Time MBA students in 2018.

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Heike Hülpüsch, Karin Breslauer, Amelia Liebhold, Claudia Zawadzki, Katharina Haxel, Rebecca Stallbaumer

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