From the start:

Steer your career onto the right path

Career counseling for school students, university students and graduates

Whether you’ve finished school, your Bachelor degree or a Master’s – in the end, you’re always left with the same question. What now? A simple question with an infinite number of answers. Deciding on one of them can be difficult. After all, you are setting the course that will guide your future career.

Career doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. We define “career” as using your skills to the best of your ability and continuing to grow. The requirement for this? Knowing your potential! And above all, knowing yourself! What can I do? What motivates me? What do I need to work well? What is important to me – in work and in life? We explore these questions together in our consulting sessions and at the end of the day we present you with a concrete plan.

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  • School students

    Individual career counseling for students of all school types

    With your school diploma in the bag there are plenty of possibilities open to you – and just as many question marks. Should I start an apprenticeship or enroll in university? Should I do an internship? Or should I take a gap year and travel abroad? Throughout it all, there is this looming question: What suits me? We can find out the answer together! We analyze your skills and preferences, both work-related and independent of work. The final result is a take-home strategy that you can use as you start your working life.

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  • University and tertiary students

    Career counseling for university students and undergrads (Bachelor graduates)

    When you finished school, you decided on one of many options. A few semesters have come and gone, but your doubts are still there: Was this the right choice? Or is there something that’s better suited to me? Should I just get through my degree? Or quit?

    Whether it makes sense to continue your studies or get hands-on experience instead, is another question undergrads ask themselves. Does a gap year make sense? Which Master’s degree is the right one?  Should I specialize or find a new direction? Or just start working?

    In our career counseling session, we’ll tell you where your individual career path can lead – professionally, personally and honestly. 

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  • Graduates

    Career counseling for postgrads

    School – done! Studies – finished! Job – still to come... but which one? And where? And how do I get there? It’s best to take one step at a time. Where you start depends on you, your skills, and your potential. Together we can uncover what lies dormant within you and identify specific fields, jobs and career paths that will allow you to grow and develop. With our help, you can head in the right direction from the very beginning.

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  • Parents

    Information for parents

    As a parent, you want your child to be as happy as they are successful in their later career, you want them to have good prospects in the job market and you want them to be able to grow. For your child you obviously want the best. But what is that exactly?  

    Our job is to find that out! We create a detailed profile of your child’s personality and skills and identify their attitudes, strengths and weaknesses. Based on this, we come up with an individually tailored strategy for their career. We define career as making the best use of your personal potential and being able to continually grow – whether it be in research, in the arts, as a lawyer or as a creative director.

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    What you can expect from us:

    • An individually tailored package including recommendations for national and international university courses and apprenticeships
    • Information on supplementing or preparing for career and study goals e.g. internships, language certificates, job application procedures or scholarships
    • Concrete information on university requirements such as final grades (A-levels, SAT scores, UAI), assessments, personality-oriented selection procedures or costs
    • Recommendations for putting together applications
    • Explanations on potential ways to enter a profession
    • Practical examples of professions suited to you
    • Possibilities for further education

    For you, this means:

    • Certainty about the next steps in your child’s career path
    • An extensive personality profile of your child
    • A summary of their work-related strengths and weaknesses, talents and potential
    • Concrete recommendations and action points
    • Detailed info material for you to “work through”

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The way our career counseling sessions work

Imagine you had funnel and you could pour into it all your questions about your future profession. This funnel is how our career counseling session works. We filter, summarize and select information and at the end you are left with answers that give you direction. That is the Struss Principle.

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The early bird…

To make full use of your day with us, we begin in the morning. From a range of different diagnostic aptitude tests we select those that are individually suited to you. You help us to identify your characteristics, your motivation to perform, patterns of behavior and communication, your learning type and your temperament.

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In a personal conversation

Over the course of the day you are taken care of by your own personal career consultant, who is solely dedicated to your analysis. Indispensible to your consultant: detailed, personal conversation with you. This conversation gives context to your test results and makes you recognizable as a person.

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The one-on-one principle

Two minds are better than one. For this reason, at Struss and Partner your consultant discusses your profile with one other colleague. This way we can ensure that we come up with the best possible options for you.

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The finale

In the afternoon your consultant presents you with the results. We recommend that you invite those close to you such as parents, your partner or close friends to be part of this conversation. Together we define goals and discuss the next steps. We take time to answer your questions. The presentation takes as long as it does to clarify any questions or concerns you have. Generally, this usually takes about one and a half to two hours.

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At the end of the day you receive all the results, action plans and extra information in the form of a folder that is put together individually for you. It’s set up in such a way that you can get started immediately.

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In contact

After your day with us, we make sure we’re still there for you. We are happy to answer any questions that may arise after your session. This offer is valid for a whole year and does not incur any further costs.

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Career counseling for school students, university students and graduates  

Prices include tax

Including 1
year of follow-up

Career counseling session with a consultant from the Struss and Partner team, weekdays €1,500
Add-on 1: Career counseling with a senior consultant, weekdays + €300
Add-on 2: Career counseling with a consultant from the Struss and Partner team, Saturdays + €200
Add-on 3: Career counseling with a consultant from our team, on-site (+ expenses) + €500
Add-on 4: Career counseling with a senior consultant, on-site (+ expenses) + €800

The price includes our consultation service: After your appointment you can come to us with any questions relating to your career counseling session, applications, job advertisements or deadlines – without additional costs.

For existing clients, we can build on existing knowledge. For this reason, for any follow-up consultation – for example choosing a Master’s degree after your counseling session on a Bachelor degree – you will receive a 20% discount. This offer is valid for the relevant client only and cannot be exchanged or transferred.

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Step up!

To give socially disadvantaged youth a chance to use our consulting services free of charge, we started the project “Step up! Career Paths”.  If you are interested in applying for the career scholarship, please read the conditions to see if you are eligible.  

Visit  Step up! website

“The greatest thing is not to be this or that but to be yourself.”

— Søren Kirkegaard

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