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Career Services at the University of Zurich



Dear students

Welcome back to university for the spring semester 2023!

Please visit the following page for actual information about the UZH Career Services:

Link to the page

Your UZH Career Services Team

Sandra Läderach and Julia Michael, Career Engagement Managers


Please note that

  • our terms and conditions for all our services Link
  • our services are open to (prospective) students, doctoral candidates and postdocs of the UZH (due to the UZH Career Readiness Initiative until 2 years after graduation).
  • these services are only available to continuing education students (CAS, DAS, MAS) after consultation with and appropriate capacity of our advising team.


CV-Check and short counseling (20min) at UZH Campus Oerlikon (BIN) and at the Lichthof Zentrum

register for a 20 minute slot on our platform

We are happy to be in Oerlikon on the last Tuesday of each month for CV checks and short counseling sessions. 

Dates see:


BIN Oerlikon
BIN 5.E.18
Binzmühlestrasse 14
8050 Zürich Oerlikon



CV & Motivation Letter Checks

Have a look at our tips and templates for CV and motivation letter in our career planning guide.

Send us your documents (CV, motivation letter and job advertisement as a PDF, not a link) by e-mail, we will give you feedback within a few days.

Please note that our expertise refers exclusively to German and English applications in Switzerland. For international applications we can only give a non-binding feedback, as the requirements differ from country to country.

Please note that thegenereal terms and conditions listed here apply to all our services.



Career Counseling Service

Would you like to find out what occupational fields are available and how you can master your entry into the working world as successfully as possible and at an early stage in your studies/your PhD/your postdoc?

Or do you want to discuss your ideas and thoughts about your future with an experienced and independent professional?

Our goal is to help you become aware of your abilities and interests and thus approach your entry into the professional world with optimism. We pursue this task with passion and commitment!

Whether for a CV or motivation letter check or a 60-minute personal consultation: we look forward to meeting you!

What is a consultation for?

  • To help with the question "What should I do after graduation?"
  • To clarify career-related questions when choosing a course of study
  • To search for possible career fields, positions and employers
  • To identify your own interests and abilities
  • To develop a versatile application strategy
  • For a detailed review of an application dossier (including academic dossiers) 
  • To review the procedure for previously unsuccessful applications
  • To overcome difficulties in making a decision on the next step
  • You can also use the consultation as a feedback session for your career planning considerations. 

Please register early for a career assessment, even if your request is not yet "urgent". This will help you avoid unpleasant emergency situations shortly before graduation!

What a consultation does not offer
Normally no CV-checks in the counseling. But you can always use our offer of a CV- or motivation letter check, see above. 

Exception: in-depth check of the dossier if you want to apply in the near future.

We don't offer study counseling. For this purpose, thestudent advisory services are available.

For questions about further education, please refer to the overview

Think about which issues you would like to discuss in a 60-minute consultation. Perhaps you have a lot of questions that you want to clarify as quickly as possible. Prioritize and think about what you need right now to be able to take the next steps.

In order for you to benefit from counseling, it is useful if you have already thought about and made notes about your questions.

Our counselors assume

  1. that you have read our worksheetPreparation for Counseling (PDF, 94 KB),
  2. filled out this Counseling preparation (PPTX, 55 KB) and
  3. consulted our career planning guide before the counseling session.

On our website you will find many hints, job offers and links that can help you.

For a free 60-minute consultation, you can sign up and schedule an appointment. Please read the terms and conditions before registering.

Register for a free consultation

Last but not least
Be on time - this will help us to look at your questions and give your fellow students a fair chance to get a free spot in a counseling session.

Please note that we are a small team. We do our best to accommodate requests at short notice, but we ask for your understanding if we are not always able to do so.

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