Wintersemester 2016

      Dear All,

      Time flies… the new semester is only a couple of weeks away and Career services at Hochschule Karlruhe have just published the new program. So, for me time has come to begin looking forward to my next stay there, thinking of all the friends I have made over the years and hopefully will find time to meet up with so very very soon.

      We will begin on October 10 with our intercultural training, focused on how you manage to land the perfect internship. We will find out about your cultures and all the beautiful strengths they provide you with, often so subconscious that you are not even aware of it, then will proceed to your very specific and personal strengths and sum it all up by putting together an application for a future employer and simulating an interview as your final exam.

      Want to join? Want to get to know yourselves, discovering things about you you never even thought about so far on the way? Register with the career services! I am looking forward to getting to know you in October.

      Get ready for the Job – Working with Global Players – NEW SEMINAR at Hochschule Karlsruhe

          “People’s thoughts, ideas, philosophies, perspectives, actions, and value
          systems collectively dictate their social norms and constitute their culture.
          Different cultures breed different socio-politico-economic systems and
          paradigms. Therefore, understanding different cultures is critical in
          understanding different systems.”
          -S. J. Chang, Professor of Finance, Illinois State University-

          “We are all academics” – “We all do speak English” “We will get along”
          If you ever have assumed that things are just about the same in all international companies when in fact they are not, or if you choose to ignore the differences, you may have to face some serious undesirable consequences ranging from individual embarrassment to jeopardizing your international career.

          Our seminar prepares you to succeed in the Global Market and grants you a better understanding of:
          • Corporate Cultures – hierarchies and business structures worldwide
          • Communicating, discussing and and negotiating across cultures
          • The Global Manager – models of leadership – responsibilities and expectations
          • Building and working in strong intercultural teams
          • Reviewing performances
          • Successful product marketing around the globe
          • Case studies: famous international business blunders – could you have avoided them?

          The Class will be held in two modules on Fridays and Saturdays 18.-19. and 25.-26. November
          Please register with the career services at Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft.

          Accessing the German Labour Market

              As part of the International Program (IP) at Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft, the new course on intercultural communication in business took place right after the Easter holidays on Monday, April 4 until Friday, April 8.

              As always, it will was carried out as intensive seminar, covering all aspects important for your internship in Germany based companies. We talked about cultural topics related to day-to-day life in business, answered the “unspoken” implicit questions stemming from deeply rooted cultural expectations during discussion, in problem-solving and decision-taking processes. Final part of the class was your individual application training.


              All of you have done very well and successfully passed the exams!
              I wish you all the best for your internships, make friends, make countless new experiences, face new challenges and have fun.