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Within the framework of our European University ATHENA, the career service of our German partner, the University of Siegen, provides online workshops and events (job search, CV, interviews, cover letters etc.) open to all ATHENA students.

These workshops are held in English

If you are interested in taking part in one of the online workshops or events, please send an email to : info@career.uni-siegen.de.

In the subject line there should be the keyword ATHENA and the workshop number. Please give your full name, the name of your university and the subject you are studying. You will receive a confirmation of your registration within 2 days. The link to the online event will be sent to you by e-mail to the address you registered with five minutes before the event starts.

 

List, codes et slots of the workshops:

THEMATIC: career:COMPACT

One hour, one topic, everything that matters: Our new series career:COMPACT focuses on one topic at a time. Choose the topics that are important to you. The workshops support you in your job search, application and interview. So that can you easily find the job that suits your studies and education.

 

  • c:C-22-4101

Application Strategies
online-workshop: April 28, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4101-o]
The right strategy is the key to success. But what is the right strategy and which one suits you? In this workshop, we will show you methods for finding and developing a strategy. This will make your application a success.
Contents:
- Recognizing competencies: These are my skills; this is what I'm good at
- Seeing life paths: Knowing who I am, knowing where I want to go
- Developing career profiles: These are the possibilities
- Choosing communication channels: This is how I reach my employer
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-strategies/

 

  • c:C-22-4102

Job search
online-workshop: May 5, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4102-o]
There are many job boards. But how do I find a job that suits me? We show you how to make your job search a success.
Contents:
- Generating keywords for job search engines
- Introducing well-known and some lesser-known job boards
- Reading and understanding job advertisements correctly
- Strategies for a successful speculative application
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/job-search/

 

  • c:C-22-4103

Cover letter
online-workshop: May 12, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4103-o]
It is the first contact with the new employer. But how do I design a cover letter in a way that it attracts the interest of my reader? In this workshop, you will learn methods and working techniques that will help you to create a good cover letter.
Contents:
- The eye is a part of the understanding process: Rules for layout and formatting
- Improve readability: Formulating cover letters precisely
- Layout and structure: simple rules for good results
- Selection: What belongs in the cover letter and what doesn't
- One chance, 10 seconds long: How cover letters are read
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/cover-letter/

 

  • c:C-22-4104

Curriculum vitae
online-workshop: May 19, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4104-o]
It contains all the information relevant to the decision. The curriculum vitae provides information about what you have done and what you are good at. We will show you how to design your curriculum vitae in a way that all information is clearly arranged and easy to understand.
Contents:
- Form: Layout and typography, paragraphs, frames, and columns
- Order: the correct order is in reverse
- Complete yet not cluttered: What belongs in the curriculum vitae and what doesn't
- Resume or curriculum vitae: the different types of presenting your information
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/curriculum-vitae/

 

  • c:C-22-4105

Job interview
online-workshop: June 2, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4105-o]
The job interview will decide whether you get the job or not. Good preparation helps. In this workshop, we will show you what to do to have a successful job interview.
Contents:
- What you need to know about the company and the job
- What topics you should prepare for
- The phases of the interview
- The criteria for success
- Dealing with nervousness
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/job-interview/

 

  • c:C-22-4106

Stress- and time management
online-workshop: June 23, 2022, 4 to 5 pm [22-4106-o]
Time is always limited, especially during the job search phase. We show you which methods and techniques help to structure your time. That way, negative stress can't arise in the first place.
Contents:
- The Time Square: an easy-to-learn four-step time management technique
- The anti-stress umbrella: stress management in seven steps
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/stress-and-time-management-2/

 

THEMATIC: career:INTENSIV
Two hours, concentrated and active. With the workshops of career:INTENSIV we offer you the space to find individual answers to the questions you have about your professional future. The possibilities you discover are the opportunities you can use.

 

  • c:I-22-5101

Application knowledge for engineers and scientists
online-workshop: June 28, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5101-o]
The job market is constantly changing. Anyone who has completed a degree in engineering or science has many options today. But it is not always easy to identify the individually right position for you. In this event, we will help you to find the job that suits you and your studies.
Contents:
- These are my skills: Methods for working out an individual competence profile
- Where do I want to go: techniques of goal setting
- How to reach my goal: Individual job search strategies
- How to apply: Practical application knowledge in compact form
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-engineers-and-scientists/

 

  • c:I-22-5102

Application knowledge for social scientists and humanities scholars
online-workshop: June 30, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5102-o]
The job market is constantly changing. Studying humanities or social sciences, you often hear the question: What do you want to do with that? In this workshop, we will help you to find the job that suits your studies, and not only for the purpose of giving an answer to the annoying questions.
Contents:
- These are my skills: Methods for working out an individual competence profile
- Where do I want to go: techniques of goal setting
- How to reach my goal: Individual job search strategies
- How to apply: Practical application knowledge in compact form
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-social-scientists-and-humanities-scholars/

 

  • c:I-22-5103

Application knowledge for international students
online-workshop: July 12, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5103-o]
There are many differences between Germany and your home country. This is also true for the topic of job applications. In this event we will give an overview of what will help you to create a successful application for the German job market.
Contents:
- Basic job search information
- The written application, cover letter and curriculum vitae
- Typical German: The thing with the attachments
- Just smile: How to make the job interview successful
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-international-students/

 

  • c:I-22-5104

Application knowledge for scholarships
online-workshop: July 14, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5104-o]
If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will quickly realize that a lot of general application tips do not fit. So many things are different when applying for a scholarship. This event is about how you can successfully apply for a scholarship.
Contents:
- Finding scholarships: Search strategies for finding scholarships
- Understanding the call for applications and requirements: Each scholarship has different requirements. We show you how to find out what's important for your individual application
- Selecting Information: What does and what doesn't belong in your scholarship application
- How to get the application to the recipient: portals, e-mail, classical mail
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-scholarships/

 

  • c:I-22-5105

Application knowledge for internships
online-workshop: May 25, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5105-o]
In many cases, applying for an internship is not that different from applying for a "real" job. But there are differences. This event will show you what they are and how to deal with them.
Contents:
- Finding an internship: job boards, networking and alternative opportunities
- Making contact: from spontaneous phone calls to formal letters
- Internship application knowledge
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-internships/

 

  • c:I-22-5106

Application knowledge for positions in science and research
online-workshop: July 15, 2022, 3 to 5 pm [22-5106-o]
What does a good application for a position in science and research entail? A question we will answer in this event.
Contents:
- Quite classical and yet somewhat different: cover letter and resume
- Information that convinces: references, lists of publications, Letter of recommendation
- Once again very precise: The qualification overview
- When, what, how to do: Time- and communication management
Trainer: Marcellus Menke, M. A., Head of Career Service at the University of Siegen
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/application-knowledge-for-positions-in-science-and-research/

 

THEMATIC: career:QUESTIONS

Our guests are ready to answer your questions. In the career:QUESTIONS series, we offer you the opportunity to directly ask your questions to people who work in the field you are interested in. Practical knowledge from experienced professionals. Simply register for the events that interest you.

 

  • c:Q-22-7101

Finding Jobs in Germany
online-event: June 29, 2022, 4 to 5 pm
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/finding-jobs-in-germany/

 

  • c:Q-22-7102

Secrets of the German Job Market
online-event: July 6, 2022, 4 to 5 pm
https://en.career.uni-siegen.de/secrets-of-the-german-job-market/