A project close to our hearts!

As part of the “Klagenfurt Scholarship”, top companies sponsor high-achieving Master’s students at the University of Klagenfurt. The students receive a scholarship of € 300/month and build relationships with the companies. This leads to projects, internships, topics for Master’s theses, and so on.

“The Klagenfurt Scholarship is a special project close to my heart,” says Klaus Jaritz, who graduated in Applied Informatics. As the founder and CEO of Hillside International Holding, he is the sponsor of Gabriel Lipnik, a Master’s student enrolled in Applied Informatics and Mathematics.

“We greatly enjoyed receiving a visit from our scholarship holder Gabriel. Going forward, we would like to continue to support this important initiative, because we care about nurturing young talent and ultimately the development of our region!“

The “Klagenfurt Scholarship” starts anew every winter semester: The Klagenfurt Scholarship website

Get connected

The career fair connect offers an ideal opportunity to network with potential employers and to find out about career and further education opportunities, jobs and internships. Graduates, students and young professionals establish initial contacts with HR managers and receive valuable first-hand tips for their job application process and career planning.


From the field of practice

The panel discussion on “Career Paths” takes place every semester, focusing on a different professional field each time. It is an important exchange and networking platform for students and graduates from the University of Klagenfurt. Moderated by the student union ÖH Klagenfurt/Celovec, successful graduates talk about their entry into professional life in a relaxed atmosphere, share important insights and discuss current topics and trends from the practical setting.

www.aau.at/karrierewege (in German)

Job Shadowing

“That first day of work experience definitely inspired me to do more, so I applied straight away and completed an internship at the Antenne Kärnten radio station in the summer. Job shadowing served as the ticket that got me into my internship.”

Lisa Kulle, Student of Media and Communication Studies

Once a semester, students can apply to the “Job Shadowing” programme and accompany university graduates throughout a working day. In this way, they gain their first insights into the practical world of work, forge valuable contacts and find out about future career prospects.

www.aau.at/jobshadowing (in German)

Well-connected with interactive!

The career programme “interactive!” supports motivated students and introduces them to innovative companies early on. The programme includes work-shops and seminars on soft skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, there are company days where students and businesses can engage in a constructive exchange at an early stage in a corporate environment. The career programme highlights great career opportunities on the Carinthian labour market and serves as a platform for companies to position themselves as attractive employers in the competition for high potentials.

www.aau.at/interactive (in German)