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Career Centre

On this page you find some more information about the professional focuses and competences of our team members. You are welcome to choose a consultant for your request, but you may also contact us via our general e-mail address or telephone number (see box on the right).


Dr. Annette Retsch

Tuesday to Friday
Room 01.110
Tel. 0931/31-82420

  • Conceptual further development of the Career Centre
  • Individual career counselling and profile analysis
  • Focus on humanities
  • Consulting career program for female students for career entry as specialists and managers
  • Internship at the Career Centre

Studies of English and German language and literature in Würzburg and Davidson, North Carolina. First examination in LA Gym in the summer of 1994. Dissertation in German Linguistics at the University of Würzburg in 1999 and afterwards student counsellor at the Central Student Advisory Office. Organisation of various major events (e.g. JUMAX university trade fair) in the Chancellor’s office. Since October 2006 she has been involved in the conception and development of the Career Centre.

Her consulting area includes the review of application documents as well as profile analysis and later professional positioning especially for students of the humanities disciplines. Here she supports graduates with information on various occupational fields for humanities scholars and regularly invites suitable experts on this topic or to the lecture series “Perspectives for Humanities Scholars”.

In 2015, she also obtained the university certificate “Writing Consultant” from the Freiburg University of Teacher Education. She consults students on the improvement of individual work and writing strategies, in particular with regard to the type of text letter of motivation for admission to a scholarship, master’s- or foreign study programme.


  • Job perspectives of Humanities students - workshops and lectures
  • Profile of competences and soft skills
  • Individual counselling
  • Information on occupational fields

Steffen Eichhorn

Monday to Friday
Room 01.108
Tel. 0931/31-89778

  • Seminar management
  • Application portfolio check
  • Requests to Career Link

Steffen Eichhorn has been working at the Career Centre since October 2013. Magister studies in German linguistics with minor in business administration at the University of Würzburg. In addition to his studies, he worked for 6 years as a student assistant in IT support at the computer centre and in linguistics. After graduating with a Magister degree in 2012, he was employed at the Chair of German Linguistics as a lecture and scientific assistant at the Lower Franconian Dialect Institute.

In the project ‘DIRECT – Brücke Studium-Wirtschaft’ (2013 – 2015) he was responsible for student acquisition and support and carried out this activity in the follow-up programme ‘Karriere+ - Begleitstudium Corporate Management’ from 2015 to 2017. He is currently responsible for the Career Centre seminar programme, the Career website and the CareerLink job platform.

Theresa Burkhardt

Monday to Thursday
Room 01.109
Tel. 0931/31-86990

  • Individual career counselling and profile analysis
  • Applications and job interviews
  • Counselling for international students

Studies of psychology at the University of Bremen (B. Sc.) and the University of Hamburg (M. Sc.). In addition to her work in the field of clinical psychology, Theresa Burkhardt has become increasingly involved in intercultural educational work in recent years. 2014 – 2015 Supervision of the student bridge of the Goethe Institute Minsk. November 2016 – April 2017 Seminar organisation, candidate selection and acquisition of third-party funds for “kulturweit”, the voluntary service of the German Commission for UNESCO. Afterwards freelance activity in the seminar organisation. April – September 2017 Internship at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the HR development of specialists and executives abroad.  Since December 2017 industrial psychology consultation for young adults in the occupation promotion. Besides further training to the systemic consultant at the Wieslocher Institute for systemic solutions.

Theresa Burkhardt has been working at the Career Centre of the University of Würzburg since March 2018. She advises students of all disciplines on the topics of career orientation, career entry and the application process.

Stefanie Ziegler

Monday to Friday
Room 01.108
Tel. 0931/31-88450

  • Communication, Social Media
  • Application portfolio check (German and English)
  • Job interviews

Studied English, Sociology and Romance Languages (M.A.) in Erlangen. As an employee in the marketing communication department of Messe Stuttgart and project coordinator for the SouthWest University Federation, Stefanie Ziegler was responsible for communications, public relations and event management. At the Interface agency, Stefanie Ziegler was responsible as project manager for the conception and organization of training events and trade fairs.

Stefanie Ziegler has been working at the Career Centre of the University of Würzburg since May 2018. Her tasks include public relations, lectures and application file checks in German and English.


Margarete Pauli

Monday to Thursday
Room 01.108
Tel. 0931/31-82751

  • Application portfolio check
  • Counselling regarding internships (job hunting)