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Discover and enhance potentialOur Competence Empowerment Center

What we offer our students

Our advice given in the Competence Empowerment Center (CEC) helps the participants of the AufSTEIGER Prospects at THGA. Students with a refugee background get answers to all their questions around professional development and the opportunities to implement their ideas. These converstations are stirctly confidential.

In addition, the CEC offers job application coaching and information on additional support that is available both at THGA and outside the university. 

In line with our mission statement THGA intends to support refugees with this offer to help them shape their way into a good future.

What we offer companies

Companies in the Metropolitan Ruhr region and beyond which are interested in integrating students with a refugee background into the German job market, e.g. by offering places as interns or work students, can contact the Competence Empowerment Center.


  • Advice on professional opportunities and development
  • Prepping for the requirements of the German job market
  • Analysing skills and competences
  • Cooperation with companies in the region
  • Support to find internships or summer jobs
  • Advice on choosing the right study programme, e.g. full-time or work & study
  • Individual check of application documents and application coaching
  • Understanding job ads properly
  • Preparing for a job interview

One advisory session is 45 minutes loing; several sessions can be booked.

Making an appointment

You can make appointments per e-mail or phone. Open consulting sessions are done during the semester on Thursdays between 15.00 and 17.00 (Building 8, Room 309).


Dr. Katrin OemmelenHead of Competence Empowerment Center

+49 (234) 968 3337
G8 R309