Planning your career
The MES program helps students to plan and start their careers in many ways.
The curriculum provides sound preparation for careers in European and international businesses, institutions and administrations, or for further research. Graduates have a broad field of opportunity to choose from, including economic and legal adviser activities, positions in private and public management, lobbying activities, political offices and functions, and in the diplomatic service. Students from outside Europe find excellent job opportunities worldwide with companies, banks and organizations cooperating with European partners.
The international set-up of the program confronts students with the need to cope with the cultural and individual differences that arise in a multicultural setting, familiarising them with working across cultures and working in international teams. Courses in intercultural management, team building and presentations skills prepare them for international careers.
In the second semester, a class in Career Planning helps students to identify their skills and future careers, to develop CVs and to master job interviews. The MES team also offers individual career advice. In addition, the MES Career Planning Forum brings together students and EU practioners. Students can profit tremendously from the experience and advice of EU practitioners and experts working in the field.
The knowledge and skills that you will gain will prove to be an excellent investment in your future!
Please check our career development site for further info!
Studying and then? Practitioners and Experts talked about careers, prospects and possibilities
A degree in European Studies equips students with an in-depth understanding of economic and political dynamics in Europe. The knowledge and skills gained can lead to a wide range of diverse career options, but do not translate into a single job description. Students often lack insights into job options and need guidance to advance in their careers. The international, EU funded conference After graduation helped visitors to identify the roads to a European career. The main aims of the conference were:
- To offer career guidance to graduates by providing insights into job options (including research) and offer discussions with practitioners.
- To identify the skills, competences and educational requirements necessary and to discuss the implications for European studies curricula, raising the question of employability
- To foster a dialogue between all stakeholders and help universities to equip students for the job market so that they can reach their full potential.
- Internships at international chambers of commerce: http://www.ahk.de
- Internships at the EU Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/stages/information/application_en.htm
- internships at the EU Parliament: www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/public/staticDisplay.do
- http://www.eurobrussels.com (subscribe to the Junior newsletter)
- http://www.euractiv.com Information concerning student jobs and internships in Germany
- Internship abroads, information for students compiled by the Career Center of the University of Bremen
- Internships database
- AIESEC: www.aiesec.org
- European Law Students-Association http://www.elsa.org
- Praktikumsboerse Junge Karriere (Handelsblatt) http://www.jungekarriere.com/praktikum
- Praktikumsboerse Unicum.de: http://karriere.unicum.de/praktikum/
- Praktikumsboerse Wirtschaftswoche: http://www.wiwo.de Praktikumsboerse Jobpilot: http://www.jobpilot.de
- Praktikumsboerse Osteuropa: http://www.oei.fu-berlin.de
- Internship at Lobbying Group in Brussels: http://www.iscintelligence.com/careers.php
- InternshipsUK, http://www.placement-uk.com
- Guidelines for internships in Germany: http://www.bmas.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/PDF-Publikationen/a742-praktikanten.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
- EU Studies related job search: http://www.uaces.org/jobs
- europa.eu/epso Jobs in Brussels - EU institutions and International Organisations
- Deutsche Staendige Vertretung in Bruessel: www.eu-vertretung.de/de/bewerbungen/index.php
- Vertretung der EU-Kommission in Deutschland mit Bewerbungsformularen:
- Info-Seite des Auswaertigen Amtes:
- UNO: https://jobs.un.org/Galaxy/Release3/vacancy/vacancy.aspx
- Jobs in Brussels: www.europeancall.org
- Internationales Buero des BMBF: www.internationale-kooperation.de
- Ausschreibungsdienst und Stellenanzeiger der EU
- Interreg Job vacancies: www.interreg.de/cln_032/nn_457532/INTERREG/DE/Aktuelles/Stellenangebote/stellenangebote__node.html
Young innovators unconvention in Brussels, register now!
Free online seminar on May 23: 14 tips to start an EU career
Working life in the EU
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: apply for this cross-border exchange programme
(Jan. 30) New EU Careers website is online!
EU internship application workshop with EU careers ambassador Marcus Walsh on Jan.14, please sign up in office 307.
Carlo Schmid Programm for German citizens, start applying!
(Oct. 23) EU offers great perspectives!
Learn more about EU careers
Your direct link to finding jobs at the EU
EU careers Bremen
Marcus Walsh, MES alumni has been elected EU Careers ambassador for Bremen for the academic year 2012/13. He received training at EPSO and is happy to help students to learn more about job opportunities at the EU.
Would you like to learn more about a typical working day in the life of an EU expert and what it takes to be successful? MES students produced a number of career profiles of EU experts, now available on video!