AAU Career

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Drop-in career counselling at AAU CPH

Mondays at 10.00 - 12.30
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, Building B by the small canteen

As an AAU student, AAU Career offers you career counselling about anything that has to do with your career.

It can be about very specific questions (such as "What are the rules regarding payment in an internship?"), as well as more abstract ones (such as "How do I put into words what I am able to do for an employer?").

You can book a physical or online session with a career counsellor, or you can call if it is a quick question.

Booking a session is free of charge for all students at AAU.

Career counselling - what and how?

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    What topics can I get help within?

    We guide you on everything related to your growing career and first job.

    Maybe you just have a single question - or maybe you're totally high and dry, and in dobut about what you really want . Either way, we're here for you.

    For example, you can get:

    • Knowledge of the Danish labor market
    • Feedback on application and CV adjusted for the Danish employers
    • Good advice on LinkedIn, AAU Jobbank and other digital platforms
    • Guidance on internships and student jobs in Denmark
    • Knowledge of what types of jobs you can apply for
    • Knowledge of what you as a new graduate can offer
    • Guidance on the benefits and challenges of having a multicultural background
    • Answers to general questions about unemployment insurance funds and unions
    • Help to identify your professional and personal skills

    A couselling session takes up to 45 minutes.

    You are welcome to book more than one session during your time at AAU. This could be, e.g., if you would like feedback on the changes you have made in your CV after your last session, or if you need to discuss new topics.

    However, we always encourage you to prepare well before you book a career counselling session. On our website you can find the answers to a lot of your questions - e.g. about internship, student job, CV, application, work permit, and Danish culture.

    The more you research and prepare before the session, the more you will benefit from the session!

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    What can I expect from my career counselling session?

    An individual career counselling session is a relaxed and confidential chat about the career and job search related questions that fill up for you. Our goal is to help you well on your way forward, and the conversation will give you an idea of ​​what your next step could be.

    The career counsellors do not know your education and personal profile thoroughly - in that field you are the expert. But we know a lot of useful tools and methods, and we know a lot about the job market. Furthermore, we have talked to a lot of students over the years, so we also know what many students have succeeded doing.

    We do not have any jobs or company contacts ready for you but we will help you find out where to look and what to do.

    We can not necessarily give you clear answers or tell you exactly what to do - but we can:

    • Be your sparring partner
    • Help you see things from multiple sides
    • Inspire yourself on how you can move forward on your own

    Often it helps to talk to an independent person who sees things from a slightly different perspective. In the talk, many students become wiser about themselves and what they want. Often you actually sit down with the answers to your questions yourself!

    We help you to be able to help yourself.

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    Career counselling in Aalborg - how do I book a session?

    You have the opportunity to book a face-to-face guide in Aalborg.

    • Write the topic of the career counselling session
    • Attach the material we need to work with (e.g. job ad, application and cv)
    • You can book an appointment up to 3 days before
    • You have the option to cancel or change your appointment - but do it well in advance

    A session takes up to 45 minutes.

    Book a session in Aalborg

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    Career counselling in Copenhagen - what are my options?

    Drop-in career counselling at AAU CPH

    The career counsellors at AAU CPH are ready to give you career counselling every Monday. You just stop by with your big or small questions when it suits you. No booking required.

    Mondays at 10.00 - 12.30

    A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, Building B by the small canteen

     

    Find a company in Copenhagen

    As a student at AAU CPH, you can also book a meeting with a career consultant from the Career Center in City of Copenhagen. He can help you find companies when you are looking for internships, student jobs, full-time jobs, or partners for project collaboration.

    Book a meeting with the consultant at AAU CPH

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    Online career counselling - how do I book a session?

    If you do not have the opportunity to meet physically in Aalborg, you can book an online session instead.

    Online career counselling takes place on an online platform - usually Zoom.

     

    Here's how you do it:

    1. Book an online session in the booking system - use one of the links below.
    2. In the confirmation of your booking you will receive the link to the online meeting.
    3. You can open the link in the programme itself or in a browser. Having the programme installed is not a prerequisite - however, it often works better if it is.
    4. Please check the link well in advance to make sure your microphone and camera work. You may need to install a plugin.
    5. You enter a "waiting room" and the counsellor lets you in when the meeting begins.

     

    If it does not work, you may try:

    1. Check if your internet connection is working and has a reasonable speed. If necessary, try this tool (in Danish) to check your speed.
    2. Preferably use internet via cable. Wifi can also work, but if possible please avoid internet sharing over the phone.
    3. Check if your browser has been updated to the latest version.
    4. Try another browser.

    A session takes up to 45 minutes.
     

    Book an online session with a counsellor

Call us if you have a quick question

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    What can I call you about?

    You can call us if you have a quick question or need some tips on where to find answers to your questions.

    You can also call if you are in doubt about whether it is the right thing for you to book a career counselling session. Sometimes quick questions still require a more in-depth talk, so it may well be that you will be encouraged to book a session.

     

    What can you call us about?

    All questions are good questions, and all questions are welcome – do not hesitate to call us!

    Short, clarifying or factual questions are well suited for an answer over the phone – i.e., questions that do not require preparation for the counsellor.

     

    When is it better to book a career counselling session?

    Do you have bigger questions, e.g. about your profile and study plan? Or would you like feedback on an application or something else that requires preparation for the counsellor? Then we recommend booking a career counselling session.

     

    Call us on tel. 99 40 94 40

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    When can I call you?

    Tel. 99 40 94 40

     

    The phone is open:

    • Monday: 12.00 - 14.00
    • Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00
    • Thursday: 12.00 - 14.00
    • Friday: 12:00 - 14:00

Other counselling offers for you

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    I am a PhD student - can I get career counselling?

    At the PhD schools at AAU you can find knowledge and guides especially for you if you are a PhD or postdoc who considers getting a job outside of the university. They also offer you career counselling.

    Read about the possibilities on AAU's career page for PhD students
     

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    Is it student guidance that I need?

    If it is student guidance instead of career counselling, you should contact AAU Student Guidance.

    It could be regarding topics such as:

    • Well-being and doubt about your study
    • Choice of education or change of program
    • Leave of absence or maternity leave
    • Study skills
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    Who can help me if I am not a student at AAU?

    If you are not a student at AAU, you can check to see if your union or unemployment insurance fund has career guidance offers.

    If your are in Northern Jutland, International House has many activities for you as an international citizen - e.g. counselling, networking events, spouse programs, social events, etc.

Counsellors in Aalborg

André Bjørn Ørum

anbj@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 2444

Christian Friis-Nielsen

cfn@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 9413

Lotte Burholt Pedersen

lp@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 7448

Line Randa

lra@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 7403

Trine Nordal Borglum

tnob@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 2442

Counsellors in Copenhagen

Kristi Johvik

Kristi Johvik

krjo@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9356 2940

Louise Kjærgaard

Louise Kjærgaard

lokj@adm.aau.dk
Tlf. 9940 2230  

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