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A future in Saxony

Careers guidance for students and graduates, with up-to-date reports on industry sectors

It is fast becoming common knowledge that Saxony`s economy is in urgent need of qualified professionals and, at the same time, has attractive career prospects to offer. A new publication from the Career Service of the Chemnitz University of Technology, entitled "Zukunft in Sachsen: Berufseinstieg, Branchen, Perspektiven", targeted at students and graduates from Saxony and beyond, is helping to spread the word.

The career guidance book contains plenty of hints about applications, networking and key skills. There is a special section which focuses on medium-sized businesses as attractive employers that can often provide more varied careers than large corporations. The comprehensive first part is complemented by 15 reports about specific industries and employers in Saxony. The focus is on technology-related industries, covering everything from the automotive industry, chemical and electronic engineering, IT, logistics, the aviation and space industry, through to mechanical and plant engineering and the textile and clothing industry. Added to that, there are the personal views of 13 luminaries from the worlds of business, science and politics on the subject of starting work in Saxony.

The Career Service of the Chemnitz University of Technology operates at the interface of higher education and the business world, and has brought its specialist experience to bear in the book, which for them represents another way of helping graduates to make a successful start to their careers.

The Career Service of the Chemnitz University of Technology has connections to an attractive network of regional employers, with over 220 companies involved in the partnership. As well as helping to facilitate jobs and internships, the service also provides students with information about starting out in the world of work, gives careers advice and organizes seminars about key skills related to job-seeking.

(Source: Magazine "Produktionstechnik 2012", translated by SprachUnion Chemnitz)

Katharina Thehos

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