Professional: integrated part of the degree
At the Hertie School, we understand that career planning is a lifelong matter. During your studies, you will begin building a professional network and put what you learn in the classroom to the test.
In the professional development module, focus on your professional growth. Attend individual career coaching sessions with our career development services and many networking events. Complete a summer internship after your first year of study. Those who want to acquire even more work experience can opt for a Professional Year. In addition, take part in our mentoring programme with alumni and members of the Hertie School’s practice council. Learn from experienced practitioners and decision-makers about the demands of the German and international job markets.
Career planning is a lifelong matter. Be it a CV check, mock interviews, getting connected to people from a certain career field, general orientation or decision-making - our career development team support students and alumni in all matters related to their professional development.
Valuable real-world working experience is an integral part of the MPP programme. All students must complete a summer internship between their first and second year of study. Those who want even more work experience can apply to complete a full Professional Year between the first and second year of the master's programme. The Hertie School partners with institutions from all three sectors to offer interesting opportunities for students. While securing a position is the responsibility of each student, the career development office provides support where possible.
Successful graduation from a German university opens up a range of opportunities in the German job market for international graduates. As a graduate of the Hertie School, you are allowed to extend your residence permit for up to 18 months after completing your studies for the purpose of looking for employment. While you have this residence permit, you are permitted to pursue any occupation. During your studies, the Hertie School will also offer you opportunities to acquire German language skills, as German proficiency will make your profile more attractive to German employers and will significantly widen the range of possible career paths.
As Hertie School students and alumni you become part of a vibrant and global network of professionals in different sectors. Berlin, London, Brussels, Washington DC and more: Hertie School alumni can be found all over the world, maintaining strong connections with each other, with current students and the school.