Would you like to gain useful experience in preparation for your career by means of a bona fide business project alongside your studies? If you would, then Fishing for Experience has plenty to offer. You will become acquainted with entrepreneurial issues and will work on them in interdisciplinary project groups of around six people. In the process you will apply the specialized knowledge you have learned, you will learn project management in practical use, and you may be able to make initial professional contacts for your future career.

Please note: The descriptions of the projects are in German, because for participation, at least German knowledge of Level B1 is required, better would be B2. In individual cases, it can be possible to participate with a lower German level - please feel free to contact us directly!

You can apply here.

Project 1Behörde für Umwelt und EnergieFeasibilty Study for the Treatment and Retention of Polluted Stormwater
Project 2Continental PhönixOptimization of Logistic Processes in Chemical Weighing Department with Driverless Transportsystems
Project 3DeloitteThreat Intelligence in a Connected Car
Project 4DeloitteSecurity in Tech Start Ups
Project 5Delphin Water SystemsClassification of the pollution degree of run-off water from agricultural surfaces
Project 6HAMBURG WASSERFurther Development of Sustainable and Holistic Climate Protection Strategy for the Company with a Focus on Building and Property Management
Project 7Lufthansa TechnikBuilding a Webbased Portfolio for IT-Logistic Services
Project 8SKF Marineproject withdrawn
Project 9Hamburg Port AuthorityKonzeptentwicklung für eine nachhaltige Nutzung des Fuhrparks
Project 10tricargoDevelopment of a Special Frame for Cargo Cycles
Project 11Walberg Urban ElectricsAlternitive Solution for Charging of EGRET Electric Scooter in Sharing Services

You can find all finished projects in the archive of projects.

We at the Career Center will support you throughout the course (for around 100 hours per person from April  through September), offering you in addition to a project management workshop extra formats and consulting facilities to enable you to train your career-relevant key competences. Our partner companies are from the Hamburg metropolitan region and are, for the most part, MINT industry enterprises. They range from SME (small and medium-sized business), “hidden champions” and renowned corporations to creative startups.


Here at a glance are our offerings for TUHH students and graduates in all disciplines:

  • Project management workshop
  • Transmission of career-relevant key competences
  • Innovative practical projects
  • Project work in interdisciplinary international teams
  • Consulting accompaniment of project groups
  • Career promotion
  • Individual advice
  • Participation free of charge

For Companies

This practical program is of interest for companies in the Hamburg metropolitan region because it brings them into contact with qualified and committed potential recruits.  

Are you on the lookout for innovative and creative solutions to an existing problem? Or would you like to get to know – a little off the beaten track – highly qualified and committed potential recruits? Interdisciplinary project teams consisting of TUHH students and graduates will work independently under your supervision on your business project – a project for which you may lack in-house resources, time and/or manpower.

If you as a company in the Hamburg metropolitan region are interested in taking part, just contact us. We are happy to advise and support you at all stages of the project.

We would love to welcome you as a new Fishing for Experience corporate partner!

Fishing for Experience was highly successful from 2010 to 2016 as a cross-university pilot project of the Hamburg Career Services network. From the 2016/17 winter semester the TUHH is running the program. The Hamburg network project Fishing for Experience was presented in detail in February 2016 at the "Arbeit der Zukunft: Wie sieht Arbeit in Zukunft aus? - Herausforderungen, Chancen, Ideen" conference. Click here for podcasts of the presentation. For details of the first round of projects visit www.hh-cs.net and Fishing for Experience.

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Contacts at the TUHH Career Center:

Cordula Büchse                                              Ralf Jacobsen
Tel.: 040 42878 -3651                                   Tel.: 040 42878 -3464
fishing@tuhh.de                                            fishing@tuhh.de