Archiv für den Monat: April 2019

2/5: “Employability (Made) in Germany” at the University of Southern Indiana

After a successful kick-off at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in January, the second UAS7 “Employability (Made) in Germany” event took place at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Evansville on April 17. The event series is part of Wunderbar Together, the Year of German-American Friendship, a joint initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office, Goethe Institut and the Federation of German Industries (BDI), and supported by the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York.

The program “Employability (made) in Germany” informed students, academic faculty and staff as well as business leaders of the area about Germany-related career opportunities both in academic and in business settings in the Evansville area and in Germany. The event highlighted the long-standing partnership between Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and the University of Southern Indiana, as well as the partnership between the cities of Osnabrück and Evansville. In the spirit of this, Mr. Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor of Evansville, and the German Honorary Consul in Indianapolis, Mr. Sven Schumacher, framed the event and academic experts and business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic addressed the full house of about 80 students, USI colleagues and local businesses.

Moderated by Dr. Sudesh Mujumdar, Professor of Economics at USI, the speakers included Greg Wathen, President and CEO of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Marco Graf, CEO of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Osnabrück, Prof. Dr. Kay Hendrik Hofmann from Hochschule Osnabrück in Germany, Jeff Bennet, EVP of Human Resources at Berry Global, and Dr. Daria Sevastianova, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Southern Indiana. Alicia Frederick, a study abroad alumna, recounted her glowing experience at the International Summer University at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück in 2018 and how this has had an impact on her personal and professional development.

From left to right: Daria Sevastianova, Alicia Frederick, Jeff Bennett, Kay Hendrik Hofmann, Marco Graf and Greg Wathen. Photo: USI Photography and Multimedia

After the panel concluded, students were encouraged to mingle with the panelists at a networking reception with delicious food and in the spectacular setting of the USI Griffin Center overlooking its reflection on the lake and  the USI campus.

Students and audience members during the panel. Photo: USI Photography and Multimedia

Special thanks goes to Dr. Daria Sevastianova and Heidi Gregori-Gahan, Associate Provost for International Programs University of Southern Indiana, and all the colleagues from USI for their crucial contributions in implementing this program – Wunderbar Together.

The second edition of the “Employability (Made) in Germany” event series has been a great success. UAS7 is looking forward to the upcoming three events, which will take place in Wichita (KA), Clemson (SC) and Pittsburgh (PA) this fall.

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UAS7 Employability (Made) in Germany

Hochschule Osnabrueck

University of Southern Indiana

Wunderbar Together

Treffen der International Offices in Osnabrück

Am 20.-21. März war es wieder so weit! Die Leitungen der International Offices der UAS7-Mitgliedshochschulen, Britta Schumacher vom Berliner UAS7 Büro, sowie die Außenbüroleiterin des UAS7-Büros New York (USA) trafen sich an der Hochschule Osnabrück zum Frühjahrstreffen. Im Laufe des Treffens wurde über neuere Entwicklungen aus den Büros berichtet, über die Studien- und Praktikumsprogramme und über aktuelle Projekte und Fortschritte im UAS7-Umfeld gesprochen. Ziel des Treffens war es, die Zusammenarbeit zwischen den UAS7 International Offices zu stärken und gemeinsame Strategien zu entwickeln, die Arbeitsaufgaben und zukünftige Herausforderungen betreffen.


Germany Grad Fair 2019

Yet again, about 100 undergraduate and graduate students, young professionals, career service advisors and anyone interested in studies abroad joined UAS7, the German university liaison offices and other relevant institutions last Friday, March 29, for our annual Germany Grad Fair at the German House.
With many tuition-free, English-taught courses, Germany presents a great opportunity to those seeking a graduate degree abroad. Students interested in graduate degree opportunities in Germany were introduced to these high-quality and affordable university programs and research opportunities in many different fields of study and had the chance to learn relevant details about the German graduate study landscape.
The Germany Grad Fair is designed to help students find the right university or study abroad program, navigate the application and visa processes and its requirements and identify possible funding opportunities. Over the course of three hours, students had a chance to engage with representatives from funding and mobility organizations, language providers and other relevant providers who took the time to answer individual questions.
Halfway through the Germany Grad Fair, attendees received an introduction into graduate studies in Germany by Uschi Niethammer, the Program Officer of the German Academic Exchange Service. This presentation was followed by a panel with Casey Detrow, a former DAAD grantee and Fulbright fellow, Jon Greenberg, Sr. Director of clinical development, who shared their experiences studying in Germany, and discussed how to build an international career.
With many interested attendees, the Germany Grad Fair was a big success! We had a lot of fun at an evening, filled with curious students, informative exchanges and even a UAS7 exchange alumnus, Delcho Ivanov, came by to say ‘hi’.
Thank you to all those who visited Germany Grad Fair and came to meet us on our stand. We are looking forward to welcoming many of you to future degree programs at UAS7 or for an internship or study abroad program.