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1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Economic Education / Career Service S & A / University of Cologne - Germany Students and the world of labour employment orientation in developing student skills in Higher Education The Field Career Service Work at the University of Cologne

2 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Overview Presenter: Johanna von Luckwald About the University of Cologne History Career Service Work in Germany Concept / Modules About Career Service S&A Research 2006/2007 Career Service S&A Embedding Curriculum Our BA-Services Spectrum

3 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne About the University of Cologne The University of Cologne is arranged in 6 faculties. The Faculty of Human Sciences have 6,500 students. The Career Service »S&A« is integrated into the faculty of Human Sciences at the Department of Economic Education. About 43.000 students are currently enrolled. 10 % of those are international students. The University of Cologne offers different additional skills for career orientation and qualification for several target groups. Those are in cooperation with central course guidance. The Career Service S&A arranges interdisciplinary career orientation and business qualification offers. Some parts are integrated into the studies and other parts are additional offers.

4 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Department of Economic Education / Career Service S & A / University of Cologne - Germany Since 1989, the career service S&A at the Department of Economic Education has been offering the opportunity to supplement their studies with career orientation and practical training, to students of the University of Cologne, enrolled in economic education and humanities. That significantly increases their chances on the job market. Introduction The main function of university is scientific based education. But concerning the specific study and career advancement of the students there is also a need for business preperation. Apart from specific education Universities should also offer occupational qualification and closeness to practice. New study relevant fields of activities should be developed and the carreer entry should be more tightly focused.

5 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne The professionalizing of the Career Service work at German universities will become especially important with respect to the establishment of BA / MA programs.

6 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne History Career Service Work in Germany 1960 First discussionabout relation between university and world of labour 1975 Graduate unemployment. Focus: practical training in universities 1985 Establishment of initiatives for practical training and career orientation at German universities 1989 Establishment of Career Service S&A, Department of Economic Education at the University of Cologne. S&A offers a career orientation and developes employability of students of economic education, humanities and education 1999 Bologna Conferece - University reform. Adoption of BA/MA programmes. Gain of importance of career service work at German universities. Focus: Employablity 2003 Establishment Career Service Network Germany `csnd` 2007 Enlargement of the Career Service S&A concept for BA-students

7 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne About Career Service S&A The career service S&A is an opportunity for students of the University of Cologne to supplement their studies with career orientation and practical training. Work tasks are: counseling and advising career planning and decision making job search strategies employability skills The career service cooperates with employers who participate in job fairs, on campus interviewing, resume referral and related programs. S&A financed by the Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Cologne.

8 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Career orientation and development of employability for students of economic education and humanities Trainings Group Projects Speaker Series 8-week Internship Electives Job Market Seminar University and private sector partnerships 2-semester career-programme

9 1. Semester 2. Semester Modules Job Market Seminar 2 h course every week Job Market Seminar 2 h course every week Job Market Seminar 2 h course every week Job Market Seminar 2 h course every week Job Market Seminar: In the Job Market Seminar participants learn about their career prospects based on their individual profiles and the current job market. In addition, students develop key qualifications and prepare themselves for a professional internship. 1 day job orientation

10 1. Semester 2. Semester 1 day Training in Project management 1 day groupformation Project management Group Projects (in addition with companies) 10 month - Group Projects (in addition with companies) Group Projects: Students organise groups to work on career-related topics for two semesters. At the end of the second semester, each group presents its results. Participants practice project teamwork, learn about group processes, and try out various techniques, such as group work moderation and organising presentations with the help of advanced visual and communicative methods. Modules

11 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Cooperations for projects & internships (Selection)

12 1. Semester 2. Semester Modules Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Speaker Series: Speakers from the business and non-profit sectors come to talk about different occupational fields and other job-related topics. Through discussions with the speakers, participants receive practical information about careers and work. Speaker series with discussions

13 1. Semester 2. Semester Electives: During the S&A-programme, students are required to expand and deepen their knowledge of business economics and computer-related applications. In addition, they must select and attend courses in two other career- or market-related areas. These include, for instance, evaluation, organisational development and marketing. Qualifikation during 2-semester 1x Economics 1x PC course Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 1 Elective 2 Modules

14 1. Semester 2. Semester 8-week professional internship: Each participant is assigned a professional internship individually tailored to his or her skills and interests. The internship offers students the chance to realistically assess job demands in production or service industries, learn about the organisation and operation of a company, and test the skills they have learned in the program. In some cases, the work is quite intensive, going beyond a single internship. Many graduates have gone on to use the internship as a basis for their diploma thesis. 1x internship Modules

15 1. Semester 2. Semester Trainings: - Presentation - Job application -- AC Training Job Application Training Training in Presentation Assessmentcenter Training voluntary Modules

16 1. Semester 2. Semester 2 semester Job Orientation & Qualification Programm Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. 1 day job orientation 1 day job orientation of current job market Training in Project management 1 day groupformation Project management Group Projects (in addition with companies) Economics (1 x 2 h. p.s.) PC courses (1 x 2 h. p.s.) Elective 1 (1 x 2 h. p.s.) e.g. personnel development Elective 1 (1 x 2 h. p.s.) e.g. personnel development Elective 2 (1 x 2 h.p.s.) e.g. different languages Elective 2 (1 x 2 h.p.s.) e.g. different languages Qualifikation during 2-semester Speaker series with discussions 8 weeks Professional Internship Job Application Training Training in Presentation AC

17 1. Semester 2. Semester 2-semester Job- Orientation & Qualification Programm Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. Job Market Seminar 1 x 2 h. p.s. 1 day job orientation 1 day job orientation of current job market Training in Project management 1 day groupformation Project management Group Projects (in addition with companies) Economics (1 x 2 h. p.s.) PC courses (1 x 2 h. p.s.) Elective 1 (1 x 2 h. p.s.) e.g. personnel development Elective 1 (1 x 2 h. p.s.) e.g. personnel development Elective 2 (1 x 2 h.p.s.) e.g. different languages Elective 2 (1 x 2 h.p.s.) e.g. different languages Qualifikation during 2-semester Speaker series with discussions 8 weeks Professional Internship Job Application Training Training in Presentation AC Public presentation of Group Projects Public presentation of Group Projects Qualification Certificate Alumni S&A 3.Semester

18 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Credit points Speaker Series 8-week Internship Elective1 Job Market Seminar Elective 2 Economic Embedding Curriculum Trainings Group Projects In addition without credit points The time required is: 2 hours every week course 3 days training 1 Presentation Project Work * Time for the project The Career Service S&A arranges interdisciplinary career orientation and job-qualification offers. Some parts are integrated into the studies and other parts are additional offers.

19 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Group Projects 8-week Internship Workexperiences Speaker Series Job Market Seminar Contact with the world of labour 8-week Internship Presentation-Day Conference What can students of economic education and humanties do to plan their career? Developing employabilty-skills Trainings Group Projects During their study

20 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Use for students Use for employers Use for university employability qualified employees get to know the students attractiveness of university qualified students university- ranking funding Networking

21 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007 Career Service S&A Basic information: 126 graduates from courses 11-33 took part in the evaluation (36,5% rate of return of 345) Questionnaire – duration approx. 20 min. (through email, letter and phone) Up to 30 students per course

22 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007 Career Service S&A Questions (Selection): Advancement of key qualifications through S&A Special use of knowledge Experience of new occupational possibilities through S&A Occupational contacts to students through S&A Use of occupational contacts Consequences of the S&A certificate on the application for an employment

23 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007 advancement of key qualifications through S&A The asked qualification fields of professional-, methodical and social competence were rated very positive by the graduates with 62,9%, 69,3 bzw. 61,5%.

24 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007 1.5 Analogue to general advancement of all knowledge project management was attributed the greatest use with 43,7%, followed by the presentation techniques with 29,4%.

25 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007

26 Through the additional S&A-internship 49,6% of the respondents gained long-term business contacts. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Research 2006/2007

27 The values in side job, diploma thesis and reference show the good status S&A participants have in firms and organizations.

28 Research 2006/2007

29 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne To work in a project team was a really giant advantage for me. I collected lots of expieriences that will be important for business and that are by now helpful at university. (J. Baak) To work in a project team was a really giant advantage for me. I collected lots of expieriences that will be important for business and that are by now helpful at university. (J. Baak) Through S&A I gained insight of the possibilities of my occupational future. (C. Stoltmann) Through my internship I got my diploma thesis and a job in a concern. Great! (A. Nyuen) Through my internship I got my diploma thesis and a job in a concern. Great! (A. Nyuen) The best advantage I gained for my occupational orientation was that I got safer concerning the profession I chose for myself! (A. Tönies)

30 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Our BA-Servicespectrum Data bank Mentoring Library Mission: Certificat Employability Internet Materials Open program

31 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Brochure Career Service S&A in English (pdf 1,5 MB) : www.uni-koeln.de/ew-fak/seminar/sowi/wirtschaft/sua/english/index.shtml Publications: www.sua.uni-koeln.de/überuns/publikationen Department of Economic Education, University of Cologne, Germany: www.uni-koeln.de/ew-fak/seminar/sowi/wirtschaft Career Service S&A, University of Cologne, Germany: www.sua.uni-koeln.de Further information

32 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Career Service S & A University of Cologne Contact Prof. Dr. Bernd O. Weitz Dipl.-Päd. Johanna von Luckwald Director Director (projectmanagement) bernd.weitz@uni-koeln.de johanna.vonluckwald@uni-koeln.de University of Cologne Faculty of Humanities Department of Economic Education Career Service Student & Arbeitswelt Gronewaldstr. 2 50931 Cologne / Germany


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