Weihnachtsmarkt in Wien

The big opening: Vienna Christmas Markets

There is hardly any other time of year in Vienna that shines as much as it does around Christmas! When the first snowflakes fall and the whole city is shrouded in dim fairy lights, we love to stroll straight to the Vienna Christmas markets. As gingerbread and speculoos boxes in the supermarket are always a […]

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Self-organization in studies

Many students don’t realize it, but self-organization is one of the most important skills you need to successfully complete your studies. Many universities even offer courses that teach you the most important basics of self-organization. Most things are taken care of for you at school. You get a fixed timetable, the options are limited and […]

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Starting salary after graduation

After completing their studies, many graduates are faced with the same question: What salary can I expect when I graduate and how do I deal with the salary question during a job interview? Since your first salary has a pretty big impact on how much you will later earn in the company, it is important […]

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Realistic resolutions for the new semester

New semester, new goals. But before you build your own plans as high as the clouds, it’s better to concentrate on what’s achievable, says our columnist. And he has a few suggestions. At the beginning of the new semester, students like to plan a lot. Too much, if you ask me as a student advisor. […]

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Gaps in your CV

Gaps in your CV can quickly appear: long periods of unemployment between jobs, a break from your studies, maternity leave, illness, caring for a relative, a divorce – gaps in your CV are normal. But if you know how to deal with it, you will do better in job interviews. What are CV gaps? A […]

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Your scientific work – our personal guide

Even if we love to commit ourselves to topics like “Where is the best schnitzel?” or “What’s the best way to save money in my city?”, we must not forget why you are with us: Because you are a student. At the end of each course or semester, the notorious thesis is due. So today, […]

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Score with sympathy

Which of us hasn’t received this advice at least once before a job interview? Of course we all have – because who would want to deliberately appear unlikeable in that sort of situation? So this tip might not seem very helpful. On the other hand, maybe there are techniques we can use to make people […]

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Procrastination: this is how you overcome it

Three days before the important exam, the reader hasn’t even been printed out. The project at work has been completed for two weeks, but the project report is still not done. Various studies show how widespread chronic procrastination is. Almost every second Austrian is said to have problems with procrastination. According to Statista, around a […]

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Overcome your nerves

You probably know the feeling: those two days, 10 hours or 2 minutes before an important performance. Your hands are sweaty, your heart is beating quickly and your head feels empty, all the knowledge you have prepared doesn’t seem within reach anymore. Most of the time, this tension dissipates within the first few minutes after […]

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Navigating the sea of distractions

Endless scrolling on TikTok, gripping series that won’t let you go or just nice weather outside – distractions lurk around every corner. Some people continue to work with iron discipline despite any potential distraction, but the majority of us find it difficult not to check our cell phones every few minutes or to max out […]

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Financing your studies – financing options for students

Like most things in life, studying costs money and, depending on where you study and your university or college, it is quite expensive. You can find out here how you can finance your studies and the various options you have. Multiple sources of income for student financing The student social survey also shows that student […]

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Steps to starting your studies in Vienna

This blog post is aimed at prospective students with a school-leaving certificate from a non-EU/EEA country who would like to study for a bachelor’s or diploma degree at the University of Vienna. Would you like to study at the University of Vienna? First, carefully read the content, the admission procedure and the various deadlines (application […]

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Summer holidays – Three months of doing nothing?

After months of learning, countless exams and sleepless nights, we students can enjoy the summer months as if it’s a full-time job. A summer without courses, without exams and without professors. Yet, what do you do with so much time? As a student, you move between all extremes of social categories in the public’s perception: […]

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Reasons why Vienna is actually the most liveable city

“The Economist” has voted Vienna the most livable city for the second time. Why the study gets it right. It doesn’t get any better than this: With 99.1 out of 100 points, the Austrian capital has won the “Economist Intelligence Unit Ranking” of the most livable cities in the world for the second year in […]

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