Student jobs are in some European countries like Spain very rare, in the UK not. Also in Germany you can always find side jobs as a waiter or in a warehouse. When you study near to the coast or in a touristic area, you normally can easy find a summer job. Shops, restaurants and bars begin searching for seasonal staff as early as March. You may not have finished uni quite yet but distributing your CV (as long as it clearly notes your availability) before sixth form leavers can give you a massive advantage. Guy Townsin, careers manager at Portsmouth University says: “Advertised seasonal jobs will be few and far between, so use your networks to seek out unadvertised opportunities and use your university careers service to help tailor a CV for seasonal work.”
Economics as a subject fails. In an open letter 42 associations of economics students in 19 countries called for more pluralism in the way economics is taught at universities. The letter said the subject was in crisis and its lack of intellectual diversity was limiting their ability to contend with multi-dimensional challenges. .
The Max Planck Society has joined forces with Technische Universität München to launch an ambitious programme for junior scientists incorporating a tenure-track career system. The scheme is the first of its kind in Germany.
By Coach Susana Lindblom
I have repeatedly heard people comment that “this person is too old to change his/her behaviour” or “it is impossible to change certain behaviours”. And, repeatedly, I have seen that this is not true: Transformational change, change that last in time, is accesible for everyone, no matter who you are. The problem is what people normally percieve learning to be and the misconception around how human beings actually learn.
Students have an unrealistic expectation of their job prospects on graduating, a British survey has found. The Student Employability Index, which questioned 4,000 students at 20 universities, finds amost three-quarters (79%) expect to be in a graduate-level job within six months. But government figures show that only only around half (53%) of those who graduated within the past five years are in such jobs.