Project Description


German and International Professional Cultures

Afternoon Course

  • Identify your personal strengths and interests and relate them to potential fields of professional engagement
  • Get to know and discuss work life in different areas of international companies and organizations and compare them with your own experiences and context
  • Create a network with international professionals and organizations from various sectors as well as with fellow international students with similar professional interest
  • Programme – The course is taught in English (2 ECTS)
  • Requirements – Open for all disciplines. Only bookable in combination with one academic module.
  • Programme fee – tba. (includes all study materials and transcript of records)
  • Application deadline – tba.

This module aims at developing and increasing your (international) employability by expanding three important personal resources:

  1. Knowledge about your interests and strengths (as the basis for occupational orientation)
  2. Knowledge about the German as well as international labor market(s)
  3. Access to stakeholders at companies and organizations of your interest

These three resources are vital for individuals to be able to identify and appropriately act on professional opportunities. Visits to, presentations by and networking events with international companies and organizations in the Frankfurt area will immerse you into German and international professional contexts. These will, among others, encompass the following occupational sectors: international Banking and Economics, IT, Culture and the Arts, International Affairs (GO/NGOs), Aviation, Trade and Commerce, and Education.

A professional orientation and personality test will equip you with a deepened understanding of your fields of interest and your strengths at the onset of the course. Moreover, you will be asked to compile a learning journal to reflect on your experiences and assess them towards potential future career plans. A final individual class presentation on a future job or internship of your interest will further enhance your learning and provide you with a guideline for next steps.

Requirements

  • University enrollment (Bachelor, Master or PhD)
  • Interest in developing professional skills and networks

General Information

This module is offered in collaboration with Goethe University Career Services. Upon successful completion, 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points will be awarded for the course. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25 to 30 hours of student workload. This includes class hours, additional preparations for class activities, readings, as well as final presentations.

Attendance

Participants have to attend at least 80% of the classes.

Evaluation

The final evaluation will be based on a presentation at the end of the module and the submission of an individual learning journal. Assessment and award of credit points will be on a pass/fail basis, no grades will be given.