A selection of our projects and partnerships

The Nuremberg Tech career portal for 17 universities

The Hochschuljobbörse was conceived at the Faculty of Computer Science of Nuremberg Tech and developed with the team from today’s Institute for Applied Sciences from a pure search portal to a comprehensive career portal.

Since then, the Hochschuljobbörse has become part and parcel of the Career Services at a total of 17 universities, providing optimal support to students for their professional development and to employers to fill vacancies. 

Although the platform initially focused primarily on job advertisements, it now offers a complete range of career-related services both during and after studies, from recruitment events, company profiles, a matching service and an annual Open House day with companies, to internship opportunities within Germany and abroad, working student activities and final thesis projects and even your first job after completing your studies. 

Employers can reach over 100,000 students at 17 universities in over 100 faculties directly via just one job advert. In addition, a company profile or free recruitment event advertising allows companies to position themselves as attractive employers.

Employers decide for themselves where to place their digital job advertisement – which faculty/subject and which of our partner universities. Advertising positions for internships abroad, bachelor’s and master’s theses, positions for doctoral candidates and for dual studies programmes is free of charge. For information on all other services, categories, prices and on placing adverts, please refer to our price list.  

Click here for more information on the Hochschuljobbörse.

From Bavaria into the World

In order to bring students and interested companies together, Nuremberg Tech joined forces with the hochschule dual initiative in 2018/19 to develop the “Study & Work International - From Bavaria into the World” project. 

The project was funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art and the Bavarian Business Association (Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V., (vbw)) with the aim of increasing the mobility of Bavarian students abroad. 

As part of this project, Prof. Uwe Wienkop, academic director of the Institute for Applied Computer Science, and his team have developed an online portal for international internships with the aim of supporting Bavarian companies with branches abroad in their search for qualified trainees.

The Institute for Applied Computer Science already had experience of an online platform for job offers through the Job listings project, making it the ideal partner for “Study & Work International”. 

For the new online portal, a lot of helpful information on internships abroad and individual countries was compiled. The number of internships abroad was also increased considerably, with more than 1,000 internships in 67 different countries offered during the funding period. 

Sole project responsibility and project continuation were transferred to the Job listings team in 2019. And once the funding has come to an end, the “Study & Work International” project will be continued at Nuremberg Tech by the Institute for Applied Computer Science.

The new GO MATCH intermediary procedure was developed for (foreign) internships. This type of job search uses not only search terms, but also a wide range of criteria, including soft skills, and thus brings interested companies and students together in a more targeted way.

Matching procedure

Both employers and students enter their expectations, e.g. subject area, (desired) practical experience and (desired) language skills. Other questions focus on content-related organizational framework conditions of the (sought-after) internship position, for example in relation to the working environment. The students’ industry preferences can also be taken into account. Both parties, the employer and the student, can also select up to three additional key criteria. 

Applicants receive suggestions of suitable internships in Germany and abroad on the basis of their individual expectations and wishes, using a scoring system. Students and employers can also view the level of compatibility for each criterion included.

If the company and the job offer are of interest, students can then apply directly. Employers are presented with a selection of suitable internship seekers. They can then “nudge” them with a private message to draw targeted attention to their company. 

Gain some practical experience

Developed by the Nuremberg Tech Career Service, the Praxistage are the fruit of collaboration between the Career Services of all participating universities.

University Praxistage are interdisciplinary “hands-on days” for students from a variety of disciplines (including architecture and civil engineering, natural sciences and engineering, computer science, economics and social sciences, environment and nutrition).
In February/March of each year, students have the chance to use their semester break for a look behind the scenes. The Praxistage offer students the one-day opportunity to get a taste of what companies have to offer in order to gain insights and make contacts. During the Praxistage, students can gain an introduction to ten different future employers over ten working days.

After just a few years and with almost all universities in Bavaria coming on board, the project became so successful that the previous information channels (e.g. an online catalogue) were no longer sufficient.

The Institute for Applied Computer Science therefore developed a web-based platform and since then has been working with the Career Services to organize the Praxistage for all of Bavaria’s universities and around 200 participating companies.

Any companies interested should contact praxistageatth-nuernbergPunktde.

“Are university studies right for me?  Have I chosen the right degree programme?” 

Online programme tests help prospective students to answer these questions.    

The general self-assessment allows students to find out how great their interest and motivation is for a particular degree programme and whether they meet the general requirements for that degree programme. The subject-specific degree programme tests will show prospective students the specific prerequisites for the degree programme in question and the extent to which they meet them. Students taking the test will also receive in-depth information about the degree programme and its requirements, and will be signposted to useful aids in the event that weaknesses or gaps in specific subject areas become apparent.

The Institute’s team is working on the implementation of these Online Self Assessments (OSAs). The tasks for the subject-specific modules are developed in close collaboration with the respective faculties at the various universities and our test psychologist. Only items that have been tested by test psychologists are included in the OSAs.

Our web developers, web designers and a large number of assistants take care of the technical implementation and the smooth running of the OSAs, which are constantly being advanced and optimized.

Bringing people, ideas, knowledge and technology together

In the future, the IFAI team will provide more support for the transfer of ideas, knowledge and technology by setting up a university transfer forum. 

Exchanges between science and practice are one of the key cross-sectional duties of universities. To this end, the Job listings site will be further developed into a university knowledge and technology transfer forum. This will use our existing network of partner universities, with their 110,000 students and 40,000 company contacts, and the search and matching procedures to bring together specialist interest groups.

Here, the Institute for Applied Computer Science sees itself as a mediator between the project partners, working to bring people together, initiate exchanges and collaboration and establish project teams.

The focus is not only on two-party interest groups such as companies/students or companies/researchers, but also on exploring the various possibilities of bringing together three-party interest groups, i.e. researchers/companies/students, so as to do justice to the important role that students play.

In this way, researchers, faculties or subject groups will, for example, be able to reach out to interested parties in industry in a targeted manner. However, the project does not only envisage the transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry, but also cross-university networking of students, researchers and university employees both amongst themselves and with industry and society.

Jobwall for the contactING

The annual contactING careers and recruitment fair is aimed at students and graduates of engineering and computer science.

A significant number of renowned large and medium-sized companies come to the campus and offer the opportunity to exchange information about entry opportunities as young professionals, final thesis topics or internships during studies.

Students can also attend a wide range of specialist lectures and expand their professional network in the process. In addition, they have access to the Jobwall with job advertisements from the participating companies and can have their application documents checked by HR officers and receive professional feedback.