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:

Einführung: Interkulturelle Kompetenz (online)

Einführung: Interkulturelle Kompetenz (online)

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Interkulturelle Kompetenz gilt als eine Schlüsselqualifikation für beruflichen Erfolg. In der Arbeitswelt werden Sie auf Menschen aus unterschiedlichen Kulturkreisen treffen. Diese sind uns in vielem fremd und wir können ihre Reaktionen und Verhaltensweisen oft nicht richtig einschätzen. Missverständnisse und Konflikte sind häufig die Folgen.

Deshalb ist es wichtig, die jeweils „anderen“ verstehen zu lernen und zu erkennen, welchen Einfluss die jeweilige Kultur auf das Verhalten eines Menschen hat.

Dieses Seminar ist ein Pflichtbestandteil des Zertifikats „Interkulturelle Kompetenz“, das vom International Center der HS Offenburg vergeben wird.

Termin: Dienstag, 17. November, 15:4519:00 Uhr

Referentin: Yin Lin , Studierendenwerk Freiburg-Schwarzwald

Sprache: Deutsch

Praktikumssuche (online)

Praktikumssuche (online)

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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, 5. November, 14:00–16:30 Uhr

Referentin: Christina Johansen, DaZ Dozentin

Sprache: Deutsch

In Kooperation mit der Graduate School

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, 7h November, 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, 7th November, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. phil. Mila Koretnikov, Hochschule Karlsruhe            

Language: English

In cooperation with the Graduate School

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, 7th December, 3:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trainer: Dr. phil. Mila Koretnikov, Hochschule Karlsruhe

Language: English

Career fair (online//meet over 80 companies)

Career fair (online//meet over 80 companies)

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This job fair (“Career-Messe”) is a good opportunity to get into conversation with companies from the region Southern Upper Rhine. Make contacts that can be decisive for your career!We offer

  • Renowned employers from a wide variety of industries which introduce themselves online via “talentfinder”
  • Opportunities to contact and discussion with competent representatives via video channel
  • Current offers for internships, bachelor and master theses, trainee positions and other jobs

Date: Thursday, 12th November, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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