What is Fishing for Experience?

  • Fishing for Experience is a TUHH practical programme that brings together students, graduates and almuni with attractive companies in the Hamburg metropolitan region.
  • In international and interdisciplinary teams (approx. 5-8 people), TUHH students work on entrepreneurial issues and apply specialist knowledge from their studies in practice.
  • Together with the companies, they develop innovative solutions for future issues and thereby develop valuable key competences for their later career entry.
  • Duration: 5-6 months in a semester, parallel to your studies

Projects Sommersemester 2022:

Project 1

Airbus Operations GmbH

Cabin & Cargo for Generation Alpha

Project 2

Airbus Operations GmbH

Thermoplastic Fuselage Demonstrator

Project 3


Trusted CAM

Project 4

Campana & Schott
(with Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH)

Sustainable Abrasives

Project 5


Smart Industrial Labs

Project 6


Innovative depot container sites

Project 7

Lufthansa Technik Group

Sustainable MRO by Digitalization

Project 8

Otto Krahn Group

The Future of B2B Solution Sales

Project 9

Splu Experts GmbH

Konstruktionsdaten erlebbar machen mit Virtual Reality Technologie

Project 10

Yachtclub Meridian Hamburg

Elektro-Mobilität auf der Alster


Projects of previous semesters can be found in our archive.


Fishing for Experience includes workshops on the subjects project management, agile working methods, and key competences for your further career. Find all set dates (mandatory) in our timeline.

Sommersemester 2022
21.04.2022, 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
Unternehmen und Studierende
04.05.2022, 14:00 bis 17:30 Uhr
Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)
Workshop 1 (Teambuilding)
06.05.2022, 09:30 bis 16:00 Uhr
Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)
in der Woche vom 09.05.2022 - 12.05.2022
Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)
Workshop 2 (Agile Project Management)
13.05.2022, 09:30 bis 16:00 Uhr
Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)
14.09.2022, 15-17:00
Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)
Abschlussveranstaltung mit Präsentation
21.09.2022, 14:30 bis 17:30 Uhr
Unternehmen und Teilnehmer/-in (verpflichtend)

Information for Students, Graduates, and Almuni

Fishing for Experience is aimed at students (Bachelor & Master), graduates and alumni of the TUHH. Our partner companies come from the Hamburg metropolitan region and are predominantly from the STEM sector (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Among them are well-known corporations, medium-sized "hidden champions" and creative start-ups.

Fishing for Experience is a particularly good fit for you, if
  • you want to apply the specialist knowledge you have acquired in your studies in practice.

  • you enjoy developing innovative solutions to tricky problems.

  • you would like to train your key skills (communication, leadership, agile project management) and/or establish contacts with companies during your studies.

  • you would like to find out about possible career opportunities (e.g. because you are interested in the company or possible career fields).

  • you like to work in interdisciplinary teams and enjoy turning the skills of each individual into a whole.

  • you want to gain intercultural (work) experience.

General Conditions
  • Your participation in Fishing for Experience and the associated workshops is free of charge, when you are a member of TUHH.

  • The programme is in English (workshops and your team work).

  • Your time commitment is approximately 100 hours, which you do parallel to your studies.

  • After successful participation you will receive a certificate of participation.

  • You can apply to participate in Fishing for Experience.

Support from the TUHH Career Center

The Career Centre accompanies you during the programme and offers you further support in addition to preparatory workshops, through which you can train your key competences relevant to your profession.

  • Preparatory workshops (contents: team building, assignment clarification, agile project management,...)

  • Teaching of job-relevant key competences

  • Advisory support for the project groups

  • Individual counselling and coaching

Information for Companies

This practical programme is interesting for companies from the Hamburg metropolitan region because you come into contact with qualified and committed potential junior staff.

Fishing is a particularly good fit for your company, if
  • you are looking for innovative and creative solutions to an existing problem.

  • you would like to get to know highly qualified and committed young professionals off the beaten track.

  • you are interested in working on your company project with interdisciplinary project teams of students and graduates of the TUHH, for whose implementation your company may lack resources, time and/or personnel.

  • you enjoy working in intercultural environments.

If you are a company from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and are interested in participating, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you and support you in all phases of the project.


Ariane Korn                                                   Frauke Kasting 
Tel.: 040 - 42878 - 3651                              Tel.: 040 - 42878 - 6190
fishing(at)tuhh.de                                          fishing(at)tuhh.de


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