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Professional Intership

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to:
- apply the knowledge acquired during their studies in a working situation.
- understand processes in the working environment.
- solve problems in real-life projects and implement solutions (practical skills).
- produce arguments, solutions to problems and strategies on their own and further develop them (problem-solving skills).

In addition, students expand, further develop and successfully implement their knowledge about communication with superiors, members of staff and colleagues (social skills).

prerequisites and co-requisites

Successfully completed courses of the previous semester

course contents

Students’ theoretical knowledge will be complemented by practical activities and problem-solving in a real business environment. They must complete a minimum of 500 working hours as part of a full-time position at an external company (12.5 weeks or approximately 3 months when working 40h/week).
This work placement ensures that students are prepared for starting work after completing their studies and feel more confident doing so having already gathered experience in implementing their acquired knowledge. The aim is for them to become familiar with and understand procedures, workflows and situations in a working environment.
Students receive support and advice as part of their work placement, enabling them to reflect, discuss problems and give reports on their experiences.

recommended or required reading

- Brenner, D. Schön, dass Sie da sind!: Karrierestart nach dem Studium. BW Verlag, 2007.

assessment methods and criteria

report about the internship

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Director of Studies

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