Newsletter March 2016 – CUAS
STATE OF AFFAIRS
As leader of the WP 6 “Dissemination” the biggest responsibility for the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) is the implementation, service and maintenance of the project website www.tempus-e3m.com. The main target groups are all project partners, project-interested persons in general, especially higher education institutions (HEIs) and the working life in Russia, which can benefit from the project results at best. To reach the largest possible number of followers it is necessary to improve the user friendliness of the website. This is the most important task for 2016. In cooperation with our partner and Russian coordinator Nizhnevartovsk State University (NVSU), we are currently working on the Russian version of the website. Furthermore a booklet about the project was designed as dissemination material for all partners and a Facebook fan page was implemented.
Next to the state of affairs we want to give a short overview about project-relevant events and activities at CUAS:
(1) Practice fair – social services
It is a yearly fair and encounter zone/space? for employers, employee and students of the social field. All joining corporations are presented via pin boards, info booklets and short presentations on stage. The number of participants (employers, employee as well as students) increases every year and shows the attractiveness of this kind of networking, which pursue three goals:
- presentation of the own corporation as successful part of social economy;
- get to know competing companies and their service offer face to face;
- win over potential employees as attractive employer.
This year the E3M-project was also presented with the focus on the connection between HEIs and labor market, especially as example of research and development at this interface. The practice fair as “market of opportunities” facilitates all students the search and selection of the right company for their internships.
(2) Meet & Match
This is another fair organized by CUAS, which focuses on technology and production sectors. It constitutes another chance for students to find potential employers.
(3) Job Booster – photo shoot
A new service provided by the Job Booster (university intern support office for students) is free photo shoots with a professional photographer for application documents. Furthermore the Job Booster offers support with tips as well as do´s & don´ts for job interviews with a professional job coach.
(4) Master Lounge – Social Work
The “Master Lounge” is a special highlight at CUAS 2016. The main task during the master´s degree is the development and realization of a social project. The presentations of these projects are part of this public event. Current students show their creative capabilities and capacity to Stakeholders and employers and try to persuade them of their qualities in one-on-one interviews. Furthermore two graduates perform an expert talk about the benefits of the master´s degree for the labor market. As an example for professional activity in the field of research and international experience E3M comes up at this point.
- Finish all translations for the Russian version of the website and increase the Facebook fan page.
- Prepare awareness campaign for the project and the final seminar in November in Nizhnevartovsk.
- Support Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen, our partner from Belgium, in creating the project-handbook.