Careers in Europe and with European Studies

In this lecture series, we intend to provide insights into different career paths and thus seek to combine career guidance for students of European Integration Studies with a preparation of students for the Europeanized labour market. For this purpose, we invite graduates of this discipline who now work in diverse branches (EU institutions, political counselling, journalism, civil society organizations etc.). After a presentation on themselves, their career path and current occupation, students are able to ask questions and thus get a first-hand account as well as inspiration on their potential future career.




Johannes Rabenschlag, Cogitaris GmbH and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
“Consulting by day – research by night: A career in the private sector while doing a PhD at the University”.

2 June 2020, 12:15 – 13:45 via Skype for Business


Dr. Demosthenes Ioannou, European Central Bank

“The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union and Careers in the ECB”

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 25 June 2019.


Nathalie Hahner, Project Manager at ABO Kraft & Wärme

“Engaging in renewable energy projects”

Johannes Gutenberg University, 18 June 2019


Lukas Prinz, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

“Making evidence count - how a climate activist came to work for the German government”

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 4 June 2019.


Dr. Zeljko Crnic, German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

“Careers in Think Tanks: Researching, Advising and Training in the Area of International Development“, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 30 January 2018, 18:00.


Dr. Deniz Alkan, Staatskanzlei Rheinland-Pfalz,

“EU Politics at the Regional Level”

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , 5 June 2018, 18:00.