Events

The Fit4Wrk - Winter Weeks

Over the course of the winter semester 2019-2020 we offer individually-themed weeks to support you in your preparation for the optimal transition into the local employment market.

The semester programme is running from November '19 to January '20 with limited seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Each workshop is offered at all 3 university locations.

Mondays          16:30-19:30 - Bernburg
Wednesdays:  16:30-19:30 - Dessau
Fridays:            10:00-13:00 - Köthen

Mastering Soft Skills - Your Way to Success 04-08.11.19

  • Key Competencies

    Fit4Wrk: Implementing Key Competencies- Personal Development and Communication Strategies

    When:  Bernburg: 04.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau: 06.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen: 08.11.19 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

    kickSTART:Karriere supports you in the development of key competencies relevant for the German job market, providing you with a solid foundation for a successful professional perspective.

    The workshop comprises of the topics of communication, personal requirements, language competencies, as well as organizational skills.

  • Time Management

    Fit4Wrk: Who Has Turned the Clock?- Effective Time Management in German Work Environments

    When:  Bernburg: 04.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau: 06.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen: 08.11.19 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

     

    kickSTART:Karriere offers you an introduction into different methods of time management from a professional German perspective. You acquaint yourself with the requirements towards personal organization and experience the significance of time in German work ethics.

     

    The workshop covers the subjects of priority management, planning methods, constant availability, as well as the cultural importance of time
    in German work environments.

  • Presentation Skills

    Fit4Wrk: PowerPoint4Life- Presentation and Rhetoric Skills for Professional Application

    When:  Bernburg: 04.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau: 06.11.19 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen: 08.11.19 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

     

    You are confident in conceptualizing a presentation? But do you also know which specific features are required within a German working environment?

    The workshop addresses the preparation and structural planning of presentations, the most important design-and visualization methods,
    as well as an engaging inclusion of the audience. Furthermore, you will
    gain experience in applying effective and appropriate rhetoric tools.

The Application - Successfully Market Yourself 09-13.12.19

  • Application Strategies

    Fit4Wrk: Just One of Many?- Finding and Applying the Right Application Strategy

    When:  Bernburg: 09.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 11.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 13.12 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

    kickSTART:Karriere will support you in identifying the best suitable application strategy in the multitude of options.

    The workshop includes an overview of the different options along the search process: which channel best fits my personal skills and expectations? Moreover, the individual steps of the application process are discussed,
    as well as social media as a contemporary application tool.

  • Application Documents

    Fit4Wrk: First Impressions Count- Professionally Optimizing Your Application Documents

    When:  Bernburg: 09.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 11.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 13.12 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

     You have the opportunity to identify which elements are relevant for your application documents in Germany. Customize them according to your
    personal profile.

    The workshop covers the most important elements of an application (CV, cover letter, certificates), allowing you to assess the expectations companies have. Moreover, you will learn how to analyze job advertisements in order to develop a suitable and comprehensive application. The workshop also focusses on the optimization of your CV, which is your first foot in the door of a prospective employer.

     

     

  • The Job Interview

    Fit4Wrk: Stagefright?- Confidently Mastering Job Interviews

    When:  Bernburg: 09.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 11.12 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 13.12 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

    kickSTART:Karriere supports you in preparing for job interviews in Germany.

    The workshop includes the topics of: appropriate preparations for an interview situation, describing your personal profile and career, as well as presenting your own strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, you can use practical examples to prepare for difficult situations and unexpected questions. The workshop analyzes your verbal and non-verbal communication skills to match them with the expectations of German employers.


Working in Germany- What’s to know? 13-17.01.20

  • Visa Regulations

    Fit4Wrk: Employment After Graduation- Residence Permit Information on your Way Towards a Career
    in Germany

    When:  Bernburg: 13.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 15.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 17.01 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

    You are looking to stay in Germany after your graduation? But you are not sure about the relevant visa regulations? We provide you with information on which visa options are available after your graduation.

    The workshop covers the requirements for a visa extension, the different types of working visas and other residence permit options

  • Social Security and Employment Law

    Fit4Wrk: In Germany Everything is Forbidden- Apart From That, Do What You Like- German Employment Law and Social Security Explained

    When:  Bernburg: 13.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 15.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 17.01 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.
     

    You have the opportunity to part take in a workshop centered around employment law in Germany. Allowing you to identify corresponding rights
    and duties as an employee.

    The workshop covers the topics of employment contracts (types and elements), working hours- regulations and maternal leave. Furthermore,
    you will acquaint yourself with the different features of the social security system, using a practical case-study.

     

     

  • Working Culture

    Fit4Wrk: Work, Work, and Nothing But the Work- German Company-and Working Culture for International Students

    When:  Bernburg: 13.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Dessau 15.01 / 16:30-19:30
                  Köthen 17.01 / 10:00-13:00

    Where: Venues are to be announced.

     

    Learn about the peculiarities of German culture and how different types of companies differ. 

    The workshop covers the different specific characteristics of German work culture including: punctuality, organization, handling direct criticism and non-work related relationships among colleagues. Moreover, you will experience what makes German SMEs (“Mittelstand”) so special in comparison to larger companies.