Dual Career Service

Welcome to the Dual Career Service of TU Darmstadt

Darmstadt University of Technology goes well beyond the classical definition of Dual Career:

"Dual Career couples are considered to be partnerships in which one person is endowed with a high degree of qualification while his or her partner is highly career-oriented and pursuing a professional career”.

Darmstadt University of Technology goes well beyond the classical definition of Dual Career:

"Dual Career couples are considered to be partnerships in which one person is endowed with a high degree of qualification while his or her partner is highly career-oriented and pursuing a professional career”.

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Since an increasing number of academics are party to such a Dual Career partnership and yet do not wish to do without partnership or family life at the same location, the Dual Career Service at TU Darmstadt provides assistance to the partners of newly appointed professors in the pursuit of their own professional goals and plans in the Rhine-Main Area.

Advice and Supervision

The Dual Career Service sees itself in the first instance as a door-opener, advice center and provider of guidance in all matters concerning the regional employment market. Full particulars can be found on the following pages:

Since an increasing number of academics are party to such a Dual Career partnership and yet do not wish to do without partnership or family life at the same location, the Dual Career Service at TU Darmstadt provides assistance to the partners of newly appointed professors in the pursuit of their own professional goals and plans in the Rhine-Main Area.

Advice and Supervision

The Dual Career Service sees itself in the first instance as a door-opener, advice center and provider of guidance in all matters concerning the regional employment market. Full particulars can be found on the following pages:

Comprehensive Advisory Service

With information on job vacancies in the region we stand at your disposal – together with our network of partners – offering advice and establishing contact with various employers.

Our Service Overview

We provide support, advice and orientation:

• in the search for employment

• in establishing contact with employers in the region

• in career and application matters

• in developing strategies for finding employment

• in finding further education and training, grants and language courses

Please note that we do not guarantee success in finding suitable offers. The chief guideline in the search for employment is the principle of equal opportunity and the priority given to qualification criteria.

Well connected!

Close co-operation with other universities, firms and academic institutions is the decisive basis for a successful and adequate Dual Career Service. Accordingly, TU Darmstadt is involved in four regional and national Dual Career Networks in order to ensure service quality and further develop through constant exchange with network partners.

Two-way Success through Dual Career Promotion

Employers also profit from the innovative possibilities for the recruitment of personnel which result from the availability of Dual Career Services.

The general paradigm switch in partnerships – away from single-mindedly focusing on one partner’s employment situation towards dual careers – offers an advantage, especially where the recruitment of highly qualified graduates is concerned, to those companies who also create employment opportunities and attractive perspectives for the respective partners. Thus, an increasing number of German universities, research centers and companies are engaged in the formation of a Dual Career Service Office and participate in the corresponding networks. Should the subject of Dual Career be of interest to you and your company, we would be happy to advise you regarding participation in the Dual Career NetWorkDarmStadt.

Have we aroused your interest?

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…then have a look around!

On the following pages we have compiled interesting texts and helpful links on the theme of dual careers for you:

Publikationen

Links

Recommended reading material on the subject of Dual Careers