Work experience continues to have great importance for starting a career after graduation. Through internships, students have the opportunity to get acquainted with relevant career fields and to learn how to put their skills to the test and to network with potential employers.

All investigations into the future careers of students show that employers value not only theoretical skills, but also practical experience in the professional world very highly, and that both these aspects influence the decision on whom to hire. Therefore, when planning your studies it is important that you take completing an internship strongly into account. The decisive factor is not the quantity of work placements, but the quality.

The study regulations distinguish between compulsory internships and voluntary work placements. The compulsory internships are defined by the respective study and examination regulations and governed by a placement order. The volunteer placements are extras.