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18.02.2020 -  

From the Netherlands via England and Asia back to Magdeburg: Her "International Vocational Education" course at the University of Magdeburg has already taken student Julia Proft through several countries. While she was studying far away in Thailand, she found her current job with a Magdeburg start-up via the online career platform “JobTeaser”.

Julia Proft (Photo: Jana Dünnhaupt / Uni Magdeburg)

“It was important to me to find a job in a company that I would later work for,” says Julia Proft. Her master’s degree prepares her for a career in training and further education at an international level. In the course of her studies she has already gained a lot of experience in this direction: internship at Volkswagen, part-time job at the business school in Magdeburg, volunteer work at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She joined the Lawio team in October 2019. Among other things, the young company helps tenants with legal action if defects such as mold or hot water failures occur in the rented apartment. Julia Proft would not have come across the company without the online platform.

The jump into cold water

During her semester abroad in Thailand, Julia became aware of the position online and applied. “A stroke of luck, because finding a student part-time job is quite tedious. "Especially from abroad," says Julia. "Various Facebook groups, notices in the faculty, research on the Internet: The positions are advertised in so many different places that it is difficult to keep track of them". The Career Service of the University of Magdeburg set up the job portal JobTeaser in summer 2019, which primarily bundles offers from regional companies.

Including the job advertisement from Lawio. “Julia's position was one of the first that we advertised. We made a conscious decision to advertise in the OVGU's job portal because we were hoping to attract more students, ”says Lea Bötticher, Managing Director of Lawio. Help shape, take responsibility and bring in your own ideas: Lawio was looking for doers. The company only moved from Berlin to Magdeburg in the summer of 2019. And has been growing continuously since then. "We are always looking for creative, competent people who can enrich our team," says Lea Bötticher.

After Julia Proft's return to Germany, there was a short interview and soon she joined the team in the personnel development department as a working student. The student is happy about her new job and enjoys the start-up atmosphere: “A young team, great dynamism and short decision-making paths. I also like that everything is very digital ”. Julia Proft is an asset to the young company in Magdeburg: She has now been permanently employed and works as a junior HR manager for Lawio. "For Julia, the change was probably a jump into the deep end," says Lea Bötticher and adds with a laugh: "That warmed her up herself wonderfully."

Finding and advertising jobs made easy

The job portal Jobteaser is administered by the Career Service of the University of Magdeburg and updated daily. In the job portal, students will find vacancies for internships, part-time jobs and permanent positions as well as tips on applications and information on career events. Companies that want to advertise jobs on job teasers can do so directly via the Career Service.


by Katrin Pauer