Studierende in der Aula vorm Eingang in den Hörsaal

The Alumni Network and Career Services serve as a vital interface between studying and the world of work for students, graduates and companies.

   Our services for students and graduates

Lisa Kulle und Corinna Kuttnigg | Foto: Antenne Kärnten

Mentoring – Job Shadowing

Job shadowing gives students at the University of Klagenfurt the opportunity to spend a day looking over the shoulder of a professional (primarily university graduates), thus gaining insights into interesting professional fields and developing valuable contacts.
Companies benefit from job shadowing as a great way to get to know students and young professionals.

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Interactive! Career Programme

The university has established the interactive! career programme to allow top students and young scientists in Carinthia to forge valuable connections with potential employers and to boost the Carinthian labour market.

interactive! hosts a range of exclusive workshops and training events and develops contacts with employers in the region.

KARRIEREWEGE mit Sprachen | Foto: aau/Hude

Career Paths

As part of the discussion series “Career Paths”, graduates of the University of Klagenfurt talk about their university studies, starting their careers and their professional achievements in a relaxed atmosphere. After the panel discussion, students and recent graduates can ask questions and forge important contacts at a get-together that concludes the event.

Career programme for international students

Are you an international student looking for job opportunities in Carinthia? Then the career programme in English is the right thing for you!4 Modules, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, from 8 November.
Participation is free of charge, registration: karriere [at] aau [dot] at.

connect – THE job & career fair in Carinthia

Each year, the University of Klagenfurt organises the most high-profile job & career fair in southern Austria. The participating companies and organisations offer students, graduates, school leavers and job seekers very comprehensive information about career and further education opportunities.

07 November 2023 | 9 am – 3 pm | University of Klagenfurt

#NEXT – Your internship in Carinthia in just 3 minutes

The internship event NEXT connects students with Carinthian SMEs who are on the lookout for interns. The companies introduce themselves and describe their internships in 3-minute presentations. This is followed by 3-minute discussion sessions to exchange ideas and get to know each other.

>> 23 March 2023 | 3 pm | on campus <<


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Alumni Network

The Alumni Network offers graduates of the University of Klagenfurt a varied and extensive range of continuing education programmes and events, as well as attractive benefits and discounts. The university magazine and the alumni newsletter provide regular updates on the latest developments in and around the University of Klagenfurt.

Every year, some 900 students graduate from the University of Klagenfurt, and the university is delighted to remain in a constructive and valuable dialogue with them after graduation. The Alumni Network at the University of Klagenfurt accordingly sees itself as a platform for maintaining global and long-lasting ties and providing personal and professional support and a network for students, graduates and the university public. To receive the latest information, news and find out about other interesting features concerning the university and its campus, subscribe to the electronic newsletter or ad astra, the magazine for science & culture at the University of Klagenfurt. The university looks forward to keeping in touch with you!

Alumni card & benefits

Thanks to our numerous cooperation and project partners, the alumni network at the University of Klagenfurt provides you with attractive benefits and discounts. Request your personal alumni card and benefit from the university’s alumni network!

Continuing education programme for alumni

Coinciding with the start of every semester, we publish our extensive continuing education programme for graduates of the University of Klagenfurt. For information on how to register, please see the individual events. In order to qualify for the graduate rate, please enter “graduate” in the “unit/company/organisation” field.

Graduate portraits

Mohamed Salem | (c) kkMohamed Salem | (c) kk
Portraitfoto von Markus Hornböck
Elena Smirnova | PortraitfotoCopyright Foto Schuster

Elena Smirnova: „Seeing the world from new angles.“

Our graduate Elena Smirnova completed the Master's degree programme…
Christina Petschnigg | Foto: KKFoto: KK

Using mathematics and statistics to build a 3D image of a factory

The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production…

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Career Services

Our experts at Career Services advise and inform students and graduates on questions relating to the world of work and career topics. In their role as the university’s interface to the business community, Career Services can offer companies access to highly qualified potential employees and junior staff.

Job exchange & jobletter at the University of Klagenfurt

The latest job offers and internships as well as company profiles for unsolicited applications. Our cooperation partner derStandard.at provides additional job offers in line with the degree programmes offered at the University of Klagenfurt.

Weekly jobletter: The latest vacancies and information about the world of work delivered to your mailbox free of charge!

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Career guidance

The team of Career Services at the University of Klagenfurt offers students and graduates helpful information and comprehensive advice on the following topics:

  • job hunting
  • application documents
  • job interview
  • assessment centre
  • tests during the application process

Career workshops

Holzwürfel mit den Buchstaben JOBS

Submitting a successful speculative application


Compelling self-presentations


My personal strengths profile

Frau arbeitet am Laptop

Creating perfect application documents


Preparing for the job interview

Starting in the summer semester 2023, we will offer the course 000.011. “Erfolgreich bewerben” (in German).This means that students can also attend the career workshops as a bundled course.

The workshops will be held twice a semester.

Latest tip


Is there any point in repeating the wording of the covering letter in the e-mail?

There’s no need for that. It is best to write two or three sentences in which you refer to the new job, the new company and/or a preliminary discussion. This seems more personal than the sentence “Dear Ms/Mr x, please find enclosed my application documents as a PDF file. Yours sincerely, yz”.

If you have a particular question that has not yet been asked, please feel free to ask us now. We’ll be happy to respond!

Tips for applicants

In our tips for applicants we have compiled a list of various enquiries we have addressed within the scope of the jobletter. We add to the tips on a continuous basis.