International Career

Start your career with these courses aimed at international students who plan to apply in Germany and all students who are interested in working abroad:

Praktikumssuche (Webinar)

Praktikumssuche (Webinar)

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Es ist wichtig, sich schon vor einer Bewerbung für ein Praxissemester zu überlegen, welches der richtige Arbeitgeber ist. Wie aber sucht man nach der richtigen Praktikumsstelle und wo könnte man zusätzlich Informationen über Unternehmen finden? Wie ticken deutsche Arbeitgeber, mit welchen Argumenten können ausländische Studenten überzeugen? Tipps für aussagekräftige Bewerbungen und Wege die Deutschkenntnisse zu verbessern bietet dieses Seminar.

Termin: Donnerstag, 7. Mai, 15:00–19:00 Uhr (ausgebucht)

Referent: Philipp Boetzelen M. A., Hochschule Offenburg

Sprache: Deutsch

In Kooperation mit der Graduate School

Skandinavien (Webinar)

Skandinavien (Webinar)

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Ziel des Seminars ist es, die skandinavischen Länder und deren Einwohner besser kennen und verstehen zu lernen. Dabei soll auch eine Sensibilisierung für die eigenen kulturellen Werte und Hintergründe im Vergleich zur Kultur Skandinaviens erreicht werden. In Deutschland hat man oft ein idealisiertes Bild von Skandinaviens Natur, Politik und Sozialsystem, das nicht immer der Realität entspricht.

Im Seminar soll auf Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und Skandinavien und Missverständnisse, die oft im Umgang mit Menschen aus den skandinavischen Ländern auftreten, eingegangen werden. Wir besprechen die skandinavischen Kulturstandards – Verhältnis zu Autorität und Flexibilität und Kommunikationsstil und versuchen so das Bild dieser Länder zu verdeutlichen.

Termin: Montag, 15. Juni, 14:0020:00 Uhr

Raum: Campus Offenburg, A 112

Referentin: Kathrin Henstra M. A.

Sprache: Deutsch

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Applying in English (Webinar)

Applying in English (Webinar)

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This workshop is designed for students applying for an internship or for a first job abroad. The workshop takes you through a typical application process - from composing your resume and writing an appealing cover letter to preparing you for an interview in English-speaking countries.We are going to cover the following topics

  • Structure and layout of job applications in
  • Germany and abroad
  • The essential differences between applying in Germany and abroad (focus on US/UK)
  • How to prepare a successful application by focusing on your strengths as well as on the company’s needs (relevant skills, active verbs)
  • How to make the right impression during a job interview, tricky questions etc.

Date: Tuesday, 28th April, 3:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Online
Trainer: Dr. phil. Mila Koretnikov, Hochschule Karlsruhe
Language: English

Career start and internships // Counseling

Career start and internships // Counseling

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How can I successfully find a suitable internship or entry level position?
You can discuss your questions about the German job market with an adviser of the Agentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) Offenburg:

  • career entry and planning your career
  • strategies for applying
  • contacts to employers (entry level positions, internships, master theses)
  • job perspectives and job market development

Counseling during job fair on campus:
Wednesday, November 6th, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., tent
between parking spot and building B

Date: Thursday,  14th May, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Room: A 101 on the campus of Offenburg
Adviser: Esther Wehrle, Agentur für Arbeit Offenburg
Registration: not necessary
Additional appointments at Agentur für Arbeit can be arranged: phone + 49 800 4 5555 00

Portfolio checking service

Portfolio checking service

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Do you plan to work abroad? Your application will be your business card, therefore it is important to present yourself favourably. Time and effort should be invested in making your application individual and stating your strong points clearly.The correct use of English is also very important for your success. Ms. Koretnikov will help you to improve the form and language of your CV and cover letter.How to use this service

  • Send your CV and cover letter (Word file) to career@hs-offenburg.de
  • You will receive your corrected application usually within one week

APPOINTMENT: by arrangement

German translation of English applications

German translation of English applications

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Looking for a job in Germany? A well-written application in German will help you to get the position you want. This service will help you if you have to hand in a German cover letter and CV, but your language skills are not yet up to the task.

Our adviser Anja Armbruster is a certified translator who

  • helps you  to improve an application you have already (partly) translated into German
  • translates your English CV and cover letter into German

How to use this service:

  1. Send your CV and cover letter (Word file) to career@hs-offenburg.de 
  2. Pay fee (15 €) using your Oskar card: Campus Offenburg, room A 106
  3. Show your receipt at the Career Center, room A 107 (office hours: Mon-Thu, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
  4. You will receive your translated job application usually within one week

Appointment: by arrangement

Adviser: Anja Armbruster, accredited translator of English, lecturer