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Career-Integrated Studies – the Link between Theory and Pactice

The choice between an extra-occupational and a career-integrated study program poses a big challenge for many prospective students, because the characteristics of the two different types of programs are often not represented clearly. 

During an extra-occupational program, students study part-time, often at night school, in addition to their career. Usually, there is no connection between the university program and hands-on professional work. The purpose of the program is to ensure compatibility of career and study, but not to link the content of the two. 

In contrast to extra-occupational studies, in a career-integrated study program, the focus is mainly on integrating students’ everyday career into their study program. This means that the career challenges are highly integrated into the courses. At the same time, the theory learned from the lectures is immediately transferred to hands-on professional work. This makes clear the compatibility of education and practice, through which the students and the participating companies where they work both gain value. The students benefit because they can put the methodological knowledge they’ve acquired directly into practice – and enrich what they’ve learned. Through their student employees, the companies obtain transferred expertise that can be optimally circulated throughout the organization and lead to sustainable success. A career-integrated study program is especially suitable for highly motivated people who want to face solutions-oriented challenges and strive further in their careers.