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. The application prozess for the summer semester 2021 will start in April.

Workshops

Workshops

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 & Corona

Networking & Corona

The fight against the corona pandemic is affecting all of us. Personal contacts have to be severely limited now, big events will not be held. But how can we build up and expand professional networks under these circumstances? Surely, a great deal of networking already happens online but a lot of it still builds on personal encounters at work, university, career fairs etc. As this is not possible at the moment, we have gathered some alternative ideas for professional networking for you: