Getting a foot in the door: writing your final thesis in cooperation with a company

The grand finale of any Bachelor’s or Master’s study program is the thesis. The classic route is to write this at the uni. But for anyone who likes to take a more practical approach, it is also possible to write your final thesis whilst working for a company. But only a few people choose to do this. The traditional way: spending months writing your final thesis, which is then read and evaluated by your professor and the result ends up just lying in a drawer. But what if your final thesis ...
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Christmas time in Stuttgart

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, which means it’s official: Christmas is coming. Lots of people are longing for summer, but let’s be honest, winter does have its advantages and I’m going to show you what you can do in Stuttgart at this time of year. The days are getting colder and finding the motivation to spend time outside is becoming much harder. But it’s better to get out and do something before you sink into a winter depression, and just because it’s cold that does...
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Finding your dream study program

Once you have finished your Abitur the world lies at your feet: time to get started! But where do you want to go? What do you want to do next? What do you want to study? These are not easy decisions to make in this jungle of 1000 possibilities. According to a study by the CHE (Center for Higher Education Development), there are approximately half a million new students each year. School leavers have to make important life choices, and nowadays there is so much choice that it is easy to fe...
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Looking for the leaders of tomorrow

Do you do voluntary work as well as studying? Too busy? Well, it might be worth finding the time, because this gives you the opportunity to experience lots of new things and meet new people. I went to meet Milenko from AIESEC. He told me about why he has chosen to volunteer for an international student organization during his time at university and what AIESEC can do for you.  With such a huge range of student organizations, whether political, social or religious, students sometimes have ...
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10 things that every student should try at least once!

What is expected of you at uni is pretty obvious; work hard, go to lectures, concentrate on your studies, do your assignments and always be highly motivated. But if that’s all you do at uni, then what stories will you have to tell your children later on?  An official bucket list for university must include things like, ‘get good grades’, ‘start revising early enough’ and, ‘don’t arrive late to lectures’; but is that the whole picture? How about devising a bucket list that’s a bit more fun? I ...
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I study social sciences, and you?

“You’re studying social sciences? And what are you going to do afterwards? Work for social services?” Social sciences (SOWI) is a bit of a mystery for many people and is often confused with social pedagogy. Those who haven’t studied a humanities subject usually have no idea whatsoever what it is. To put an end to this, we thought it was time to introduce the University of Stuttgart’s social sciences study course. Social scientists are often faced with derogatory questions; such as, “socio...
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Pushing Family Cars to the Limits

Driving an old car 7,777 kilometers from Germany to the Jordanian desert and doing good deeds at the same time might sound a bit crazy; but that is the purpose of the Allgäu Orient Rally, which we took part in this year – six students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. We would need three cars and each of these was only permitted to be worth 1,111.11 euros or less, or must be more than 20 years old. Along the route, we were not allowed to use toll roa...
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Digital Jobs in Stuttgart

Digital jobs have been created in numerous branches over the last two decades. In the Stuttgart region, digital experts have a particularly high chance of finding a digital job, simply due to the fact that so many innovative companies who have established themselves in this region. Digitalization is changing the working world. Digital technologies have become an established part of almost all areas of work. Leading technology companies are currently converting their processes to use Indus...
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Business Start-ups at the University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart supports smart people with new ideas. Any students, employees or members of the alumni who would like to start a business will receive support from the Technology Transfer Initiative. Long-serving employee Edith Schmidt will explain exactly how that works at the event ‘Stuttgart Start-Ups’. The process begins with a consultation meeting. During this meeting the future company founder explains the main idea behind the implementation of the company. An elaborate ...
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Don’t Want to End up Driving a Taxi?

Successfully completing a degree in humanities can open the door to various professions. For those not interested in working in research or teaching, or for anyone who wishes to qualify for a diverse range of positions in the private sector it is a good idea to start collecting valuable experience while you are still studying. Let’s start with the most important tip: don’t wait too long. Even in the first semester you can chose from any number of courses on offer – as soon as you have fo...
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