Archiv für den Monat: Februar 2020

Goodbye UAS7, Goodbye New York!

6 Monate sind nun wie im Flug vergangen und hier bin ich, am letzten Tag meines Praktikums im Verbindungsbüro von UAS7 in New York:

Mein Praktikum begann inmitten der Eventreihe „Employability (made) in Germany“ im Rahmen des Deutschlandjahres, wo ich die Chance hatte einen tieferen Einblick in das Eventmanagement und Marketing zu gewinnen. Durch die Nachbereitung der verschiedenen Events konnte ich außerdem viele Erfahrungen im Accountingbereich sammeln. Die Aufgaben im Büro bereiteten mir viel Spaß und ermöglichten mir einen Eindruck in diverse Arbeitsbereiche, was ich sehr spannend fand. Career Fairs außerhalb New Yorks, der Neujahrsempfang in der Residenz des Generalkonsuls, der Alumni Segelboot Trip und diverse Informationsveranstaltungen im Deutschen Haus sind nur einige von vielen Events, die ich dank meines Praktikums miterleben durfte. Das Arbeitsleben im UAS7 Büro wurde dementsprechend nie langweilig, hielt mich auf Trab und lehrte mich ungemein – gleichermaßen das Leben in New York. 6 Monate in einer Metropole wie New York zu leben, hat mich nochmal wachsen lassen, mich inspiriert und an professionellen, wie auch persönlichen Erfahrungen bereichert.
Nun ist es an der Zeit „Goodbye“ zu sagen und mich bei dem Team von UAS7 für die schöne Zeit und bei meiner Hochschule in Bremen für die Möglichkeit, hier ein Praktikum gemacht zu haben, zu bedanken.

Thank you, it was totally worth it!

Inga Schulze-Velmede
Internationaler Studiengang Global Management
Hochschule Bremen

POSTPONED: Study in Germany! – Germany Grad Fair 2020 in New York

Thinking about graduate school? Come learn what opportunities at UAS7 and other German universities await you! The Germany Grad Fair 2020 is your pass to explore the exciting opportunities for research, funding, internships and career advancement through graduate studies in Germany! For undergraduate or a graduate students, young professionals, career service advisors or everyone interested in graduate studies in Germany!

When: Friday, March 27th from 4.30pm to 7.00pm
Where: German Consulate General of New York, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Entrance is free but RSVP required.

With hundreds of respected universities to choose from as well as its location in the heart of Europe, it’s no wonder that Germany consistently ranks as one of the most popular countries in the world in which to study. In fact, Germany has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for international students in the world (after the US, UK and Australia)*. Learn what opportunities await you for graduate studies in the land of ideas.  

Did you know

  • Most degree programs at top-ranked institutions charge little to no tuition fees
  • Many degree programs are now taught in English – check out the UAS7 Master’s degree programs taught in English.
  • Germany has attractive job opportunities for young people and has a high ranking in work-life balance

Germany’s position as a European powerhouse means that many of its universities offer great job prospects – in fact, a lot of foreign students love the country so much that they choose to continue living in Germany after their studies. What’s more, Germany can be a relatively inexpensive country to study in, as a lot of programs have little to no tuition fees for both domestic and international students.

Meet with representatives from a wide variety of German universities, funding and exchange institutions, and the German consulate – who will all be happy to answer your questions. Learn from our panel of alumni and professionals (5.00pm) what doors a German graduate degree can open for you and find out about the different kinds of universities in Germany: The UAS7 team will be there to provide information about our consortium of seven Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research.

List of Participants:

  • Campus OWL
  • Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
  • University Alliance Ruhr
  • UAS7 German Universities of Applied Sciences
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Heidelberg
  • German Consulate General New York
  • Cultural Vistas
  • Deutsches Haus at NYU
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Goethe-Institut New York
  • Hasso Plattner Institute

RSVP here. For more information contact: germanygradfair@gmail.com
Are you interested in studying at a University of Applied Sciences? Contact: info@uas7.org

*I AM EXPAT, August 19, 2019

Across the Atlantic and back – with UAS7

Profile

Name: Charlotte Boye

Major: Physics

Home University: Bremen UAS

Host University: Pittsburgh University

Charlotte is a student at Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, which is a member of the UAS7 alliance. She went abroad to the University of Pittsburgh as part of the UAS7 Study Program, because she had heard a lot of good things about the University and the city before – and she was not disappointed! We interviewed her shortly after her return to Germany.

Why did you decide to spend your exchange term in Pittsburgh with UAS7?

I had already been to the U.S. a few times before. During these visits, I liked the country a lot and I became curious about its people and culture. I was really fascinated by the U.S., so I started dreaming of studying there as an exchange student to get to know another study system and also to learn more about the country and the people.  Thanks to UAS7, I had the great opportunity to fulfill one of my dreams.

How did you hear about UAS7?

To learn more about my possibilities to spend a semester abroad in the U.S. and to get an idea of what to expect, I read through the testimonies of former exchange students. All those who had been to the USA mentioned UAS7 again and again.

I asked the International Office of my university and they explained to me that my university is part of the UAS7 alliance and that I can spend my semester abroad at the University of Pittsburgh with the help of the Study Program.

Tell us about your experience at Pittsburgh University – what was special about studying there?

The University is great! Especially when you are an international exchange student. There are a lot of events and programs for international students. The University really wants you to get in touch with Americans and other internationals.

I was able to choose from many different classes in my own major but also in other majors. I chose five physics classes and I liked all of them a lot. What’s important to know is that the U.S. study system is different from the German system. In the U.S., they expect students to do much more for their classes and their grades. Students have to submit homework weekly or every other week. In addition, there are at least two exams for each class during the term. So, it’s hard work, but everything is possible! The professors really want their students to succeed. Moreover, the university offers many clubs, sports and events to help students escape from everyday university life, which can sometimes be stressful.

Charlotte and fellow UAS7 exchange students in Pittsburgh

What have you enjoyed most about your stay?

I really liked the people. Americans are generally very friendly and more open-minded than many other people. But I also really liked the city. You can do a lot of different things in Pittsburgh. You can go shopping at the Shadyside. You can see a lot of different sports teams and also go hiking in the parks. And not to forget the traveling. There are so many different opportunities to travel across the U.S. You can easily live like a native there.

Would you recommend Pittsburgh as a destination to international students?

Absolutely! Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. There are so many possibilities to visit museums, galleries, sports events or to do some shopping. You never get bored in the city. And the best part is that you can visit most of the galleries and museums for free with your student ID.

I really loved my time in Pittsburgh, and I can only recommend studying at the University of Pittsburgh.

Are you still in touch with the USA?

Yes, I am still in touch with some of the friends I made in the U.S. We already plan to meet again this summer. Hopefully, I can see all of them again.

Last question: What are your future plans?

I will finish my undergraduate studies in Germany next year. I am already thinking about doing my graduate studies in the U.S. because I really liked the university system there. The time in the U.S really got me into traveling so I also want to see more of the world. But it also inspires me to learn as much as possible different cultures and topics other than my major study topic.

[Questions: Inga Schulze-Velmede, UAS7 New York Intern]

Info

Students enrolled at UAS7 universities are eligible to study at one of the UAS7 partner universities in the U.S. for one term each year. Further information is available on our website or at the International Offices of our seven universities.