CONNECT: Professional Networking at University

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Why are professional networks useful? How can you build up professional networks already during your studies and prepare for the start of your career? Do professional networks in Germany differ from professional networks in other countries?

CONNECT wants to help the international students of Goethe-University to answer those and other questions. Furthermore, CONNECT provides helpful advice for successfully building professional networks!

CONNECT offers:

  • A mentoring program with graduates who have already started their careers
  • an online guide with tips and hints for successful networking
  • Workshops on professional networking and lectures with representatives from various companies and industries

Mentoring

Mentoring

Learn Professional Networking from Experts

Who would be better suited to explain the German job market to you and to open the door to your first professional networks than mentors who have already started their careers? In our mentoring program, international students are accompanied by working graduates (mainly from Goethe University) for one semester. Our mentors provide insights into their respective fields of work, pass on their experiences and offer help with professional orientation.

Our mentoring program begins at the start of each semester. For winter semester 2019/20 our international mentees are in the middle of the mentoring phase. The next mentoring phase will start in April 2020.

Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Our range of events is entirely dedicated to professional networking. You can get tips on networking in general, learn from company representatives and recruiters about their respective industries and their expectations regarding applicants and – from alumni who have already successfully started their careers – find out how networks have helped them on their way.

Networking - How to

Networking - How to

What are professional networks and how do you set them up?

Find out more about various forms of networking and what special features are to be observed in Germany in our online guide.


Practical experience during your studies

Gain experience with internships, part-time jobs and volunteer work while building valuable professional and social networks

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Sucecess through (social) engagement/volunteering

Where and how can you engage in volunteering? What can you gain from social engagement/volunteering exept from the feeling to do something good?

You can find comprehensive information here!

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Training competencies

In addition to events for professional networking, the International Office, in cooperation with other areas of the Goethe University, provides numerous offers for you to obtain valuable skills.