Workshops in English

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Workshops in English - Sommersemester 2017

05./06. Mai 2017: Negotiation in daily life and business: Reach Your Goals – Clever and Calm

07. Juni 2017: Present Like a Pro: Improve your Public Speaking Skills

08. Juni 2017: Internationals in the Labor-Market

08. Juni 2017: Get that Job! Applying and Interviewing for Jobs in English

30. Juni 2017: C.V. and Cover Letter Check - fully booked!

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05./06. Mai 2017: Negotiation in daily life and business: Reach Your Goals – Clever and Calm

Workshop des International Career Service der Goethe-Universität im Rahmen von Kompass³. Referentin: Anja Henningsmeyer, Leiterin der hessischen Film- und Medienakademie Frankfurt

Content: In daily life we negotiate on numerous occasions: for prices, projects, our own needs and many more.

If you take a systematic approach to negotiation, allowing you to understand and reflect upon your personal negotiation style - which may be influenced by the culture you come from - and if you know how to adopt appropriate negotiation strategies and leverage, then you will increase your power to achieve agreements on your own terms.

This two-day seminar (in the English language) aims to expand your self-awareness and negotiation abilities. Film sequences from the US-series House of Cards will illustrate keys to successful negotiation. An intercultural case study will round up the seminar.

Target group: students from all faculties.

Content of the seminar

• Preparing for your negotiation

• Negotiation strategy and tactics for flexible acting

• How to avoid typical negotiation mistakes

Learning objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Understand their negotiation style, its strengths and weaknesses

• Understand the psychology of influence, based on five key factors

• Use insights from the FBI and the latest neuroscientific research to deal with stressful negotiations

Registration: Max. 30 participants; register here

Date:

Fr./ Sa. 05./06.05.2017, 10:00 – 18:00 Uhr

Location:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend

Raum: PEG 1.G 168

60629 Frankfurt am Main

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07. Juni 2017: Present Like a Pro: Improve your Public Speaking Skills

Workshop des International Career Service der Goethe-Universität im Rahmen von Kompass³. Referent: Andrew Cerniski, English Inc.

Content: Presenting can be exhilarating and can also create anxiety. The goal of this workshop is to help you experience more of the former and less of the latter, in particular when addressing a group in English as a non-native speaker. We’ll focus on starting and ending your talk strongly, sustaining interest, moving through your material smoothly, projecting confidence and authenticity and dealing effectively with audience questions, including challenging ones.

For our workshop, please bring in four or five presentation slides in English on any topic(s). We’ll use these slides as material on which to practice various techniques and useful vocabulary. You can take slides from past presentations you’ve given, or you can create new ones for our workshop. They can all be from one presentation or they can be from a number of different ones. Please bring them with you as print-outs (one per page) and also saved in a single PowerPoint file on a USB stick.

Registration: Max. 25 participants; register here

Date:

Mi., 07.06.2017, 09.00 - 17:00 Uhr

Location:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend

Raum: Seminarhaus, SH 3.105

60629 Frankfurt am Main

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08. Juni 2017: Internationals in the Labour Market

Workshop for international Students within the Kompass3-Certificate

Content: With an increasingly globalized economy German businesses need an international workforce. Without migration, big and small companies lack skilled employees – not only for demographic reasons but also because they need highly qualified specialists. Nevertheless international college graduates – especially those from non-Western Europe – may be confronted with inequalities and discrimination in the labour market. On average, they have to submit more applications to get a job and are paid less than equally qualified German candidates. These disadvantages tend to be even greater for women of non-German origin.

How is today’s labour market organized? Which are the main access doors to get a job? Which barriers may internationals face when looking for a job and what role does discrimination play? How can we deal with it in order to find our way into employment? Within the workshop these questions will be addressed from a sociological and practical point of view.

Objectives oft he Workshop:

The Participants…

  • Know about the structure of the German labour market

  • Know and are able to apply strategies to deal with structural inequalities

  • Reflect on ways to get into employment

Topics:

  • Structural inequalities of the German labour market

  • Significance of Social, Cultural and Human Capital within the distribution of job opportunities

  • Discrimination and the situation for internationals looking for work in Germany

Registration: Max. 25 participants; register here

Date & Time: Thursday 08 of June 2017, 14-18 h

Location: SH 3.107

Lecturer: Anne Kronberg (FB 03), Philipp Wronker (Gleichstellungsbüro)

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08. Juni 2017: Get that Job! Applying and Interviewing for Jobs in English

Workshop des International Career Service der Goethe-Universität im Rahmen von Kompass³. Referent: Andrew Cerniski, English Inc.

Content:

Considering career opportunities with internationally orientated firms? Then you may need to submit application materials and participate in interviews in English. This workshop focuses on distinctive aspects of applying for jobs in English-speaking countries or with any organization which follows Anglo-American hiring conventions. It provides training in navigating selected stages of that process, including creating your curriculum vitae and cover letter and presenting yourself convincingly in the interview. Differences between British and American practices are also addressed. The workshop is held in English by a native speaker.Your consultant, Andrew Cerniski, has been training university students in job-application skills for over fifteen years.

Part 1: Curriculum Vitae

Part 2: Cover Letter

Part 3: Interview and Thank-You Note

Parts 1 and 2 exercise written English and Part 3 practices spoken English. Participants receive a 13-page handout.

Registration: Max. 25 participants; register here

Date:

Do., 08.06.2017, 09.00 - 17:00 Uhr

Location:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend

Raum: RuW 1.201

60629 Frankfurt am Main

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30. Juni 2017: C.V. and Cover Letter Check

Workshop des International Career Service der Goethe-Universität im Rahmen von Kompass³. Referent: Andrew Cerniski, English Inc.

Content:

Check of Your English-Language CV and Cover Letter

Effective job-applications motivate recruiters to give candidates a personal interview.

This check aims to help you strengthen your CV and cover letter for jobs in Germany and worldwide when these documents need to be in English and follow Anglo-American conventions. You will receive feedback and advice on matters such as choice of content, description of experience and general formatting – all with the goal of helping you create application materials which are attention-getting and convincing. 

Your consultant, Andrew Cerniski, has been training university students in job-application skills for over fifteen years.

To participate, please come to the check with a draft of your English-language CV and/or cover letter. If possible, bring also an advertisement for a job which you could imagine actually applying for.

The check is conducted in English and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Individual appointments are made upfront for every full hour.

Registration: sorry, all slots are already booked!

Date:

Fr., 30.06.2017, 09.00 - 17:00 Uhr

Location:

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend

Raum: Seminarhaus, SH 2.101

60629 Frankfurt am Main

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