Counseling

The Drop-In at Hirschengraben 60 takes place each Tuesday from 11 AM to 1 PM. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

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For Students, PhDs, PostDocs of the UZH (in the 1st year after graduation)

Are you about to finish your studies and need help with your application? Or would you like to find out early about opportunities within different fields of profession?
Our goal is to help you become more aware of your abilities and interests and to enable you to successfully transition into the world of work. We pursue this task with passion and commitment!
Whether for a CV or motivation letter check in our drop-in, an mock interview training or a 60 minute personal consultation with a career couselor: we look forward to seeing you!
Take a moment to consider the following points before you visit us:


What is a consultation with a career counselor for?

• For assistance with the question "What should I do after graduation?"
• To search for possible occupational fields, positions and employers
• To identify your own interests and abilities
• To develop a versatile application strategy

• For a detailed review of your application dossier
• To review the procedure for previously unsuccessful applications
• To overcome difficulties in taking the next step

• Sign up early for a consultation, even if your concern is not yet "urgent". This way you can avoid unpleasant emergency situations shortly before you graduate!


What a consultation does not offer

• Normally no CV checks in the consultation. Please visit our drop-in on Thursdays between 11h-13h (see below) our Check-it with employers or our Application Garage. Exception: detailed review of your dossier if you are about to start the application process.
• No student advice. The student advisory service is available at the Student Advisory Services
• For questions of further education, please consult the overview page berufsberatung.ch


Prioritize

Think about which concerns you would like to discuss in a 60 minute consultation. Maybe you have a lot of questions that you want to clarify as quickly as possible. Set priorities and think about what you need right now to take the next steps.


Preparation

In order to benefit as much as possible from a consultation, it makes sense to do some self-exploration before. Our consultants assume that you have consulted our Career Planning Guide and completed our worksheet Preparation for consultation (PDF, 427 KB) before the consultation. On our website you will find many tips, job offers and links that can help you.


Registration

For a 60 minute free consultation you can register and make an appointment. Please read the terms of participation before registering.

Register for a free consultation


What is the drop-in intended for?

• CV-Check
• cover letter check
• reviewing your application dossier
• clarifying short questions
 

Preparation

To make your visit worthwhile, we recommend that you read and implement the information on the design of the application documents in the guide.


Registration

For the drop-in (free short consultation of 20 minutes) no registration is required. We are there for you on Tuesday between 11am and 1pm (Zentrum, Hirschengraben 60). Come along and bring your Legi and your application documents with you.


Drop-in Is also offered at the Irchel (Dozentenfoyer)

During Term, always on the first Thursday of the Month.
From 2 pm to 4 pm

October 3rd 2019

November 7th 2019

December 5th 2019

 

For whom is the Application Garage suitable?

For students, doctoral students and post-docs of the UZH, who

  •     wish a follow-up after the drop-in visit (Thursdays)
  •     would like to get a more in-depth look at their portfolio
  •     have no quiet workplace at home
  •     do not have the required office infrastructure (printer, computer)
  •     like society when working on their application portfolio - because a trouble shared is a trouble halved
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The Application Garage is open on following dates

We re-open the garage with the semester start. You will find the dates published here.

The garage is open from 10.00 - 14.00 every second Friday.

 

Mock interviews

Practice your interview with us (in German or English). You will find the dates on our new platform www.uzhcareer.ch. If you receive an invitation for an interview, we will try to offer special dates outside the listed dates if possible. Please contact us: info@careerservices.uzh.ch

 

Last but not least

Arrive on time - you allow us a smooth organisation and your fellow students a fair chance for a free slot in the drop-in or in a consultation.

Please note that we are a small team. We try everything to make even short-term requests possible, but ask for your understanding, if we do not succeed.

And if you have any further questions, come back or visit one of our workshops or events!