Career development

Career development – a lifelong matter

Career development at the Hertie School supports students and alumni in all matters related to their career development. Valuable real-world working experience is part of our programmes.




Hertie School Connect

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Our student and alumni network offers news, events and interesting job openings.


“At the Ministry I was regarded as 100 percent member of the team and my tasks equalled those of the permanent employees. My Hertie School skills were highly valued and I got full support and excellent conditions to develop them further.”

Martina Podhorová | Slovakia | Professional Year at the German Federal Ministry of Health

“The Professional Year provided me with a solid understanding of the practical implementation of public policy and the implications within government and the private sector.”

Stephan Organischak | Germany | Professional Year at FleishmanHillard International Communications

“I did my Professional Year in South Africa as part of the Multi-sector HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme (MHIVP-P). This opportunity was pivotal in spearheading me towards a career in public health after graduating from the Hertie School.”

Audrey Namdiero | Kenya | Professional Year at Germany’s Development Agency, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)