Career Pilot Program
Career Pilot is a qualification program for undergraduate international students of all faculties who are interested in starting a career outside of the university and would like professional support on this path. The cooperation project of the Career Center and the Viadrina International Affairs Department supports international students from all countries of origin and in particular students with migration and/or refugee background from the countries: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria and Turkey.
In the semester-long program, participants develop their personal skills and learn about the German job market, application processes and employers' expectations. A big part of the program is the encounter of the participants with alumni of the Viadrina and volunteers from the desired professional field of the participants. This provides a real first-hand practical insight and creates an image of the potential field of work among the participants.
The aim of the program is to facilitate the entry of international students into the German-speaking labor market and to familiarize them with the customs and practices of individual industries.
Dates: Apr. 12-July 12, 2021, Mondays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Workload: Workshops, short weekly assignments, individual discussions, evaluations.
Please submit the following documents to participate in the program:
> Curriculum vitae
> Letter of motivation (1 page DinA4 / font size 11 Arial) with indication and justification of the
> Signed declaration of agreement
Participation in the program is free of charge.
Application deadline: March 01, 2021
Subject: Application Career Pilot SS2021
The selection criteria are deliberately kept low in order to give as many students as possible the option to participate: First come - first serve, completeness of documentation.
At the end of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and, if possible, ECTS for each workshop completed within the program.
The program is partly financed by the DAAD Integra program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). We thank for the support.