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:

Skandinavien (online)

Skandinavien (online)

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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: Mittwoch, 19. Mai, 14:0020:00 Uhr

Referentin: Kathrin Henstra M. A.

Sprache: Deutsch

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Applying in English (online)

Applying in English (online)

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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: Monday, 19th April, 4 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Trainer: Charmaine Rückert, English Language Trainer B.A. Languages, CELTA, IELTS

Language: English

Applying in Germany: Cover letter and CV (online)

Applying in Germany: Cover letter and CV (online)

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If you want to find an internship or a job, a good application is your first step to success. However, each country has its own rules and standards. In this seminar you will learn all about the characteristics of German application portfolios.Topics

  • how to structure your CV according to German standards
  • how to create a persuasive cover letter
  • how to structure the portfolio
  • how to apply online and via mail

If you have your cover letter and CV, please bring them to the seminar.

Date: Saturday, 8th May, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. phil. Mila Koretnikov, Hochschule Karlsruhe            

Language: English

Applying in Germany: Job interview (onine)

Applying in Germany: Job interview (onine)

 

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The training prepares you for a very important aspect of your job search: how to succeed in a job interview. In this practice-oriented workshop you have the chance to simulate an interview.Topics

  • how to prepare for a job interview
  • typical interview questions and how to answer them successfully
  • which questions you should ask

It is recommended to attend the course “Applying in Germany: Cover letter and CV” first.

Date: Saturday, 8th May, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. phil. Mila Koretnikov, Hochschule Karlsruhe            

Language: English

In cooperation with the Graduate School

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. Send your receipt to career@hs-offenburg.de
  4. You will receive your translated job application usually within one week

Appointment: by arrangement

Adviser: Anja Armbruster, accredited translator of English, lecturer