- Application 2023 -

connect US Team

Make your final year special

YouR next possible position

We are looking for next years team that is ready to take over from us. Open are all 6 team positions. 4 Project Managers, each responsible for their own section and 2 Communication Managers responsible for the overall appearance, visible to the media and audience.

These jobs require creative, entrepreneurial and communicative ability and excellent project management skills. The professional planning, organizing, managing of an introductory workshop, the seminar abroad and – a crucial task – raising and managing the necessary funds for the trip or the development of a professional multi-channel communications plan and its implementation across multiple platforms to widely divergent stakeholders

Project Manager

Academically, IM & BOEK students receive 15 ECTS replacing and compensating their project work/live project (5 ECTS), Focus module (5 ECTS) and Integration Module (5 ECTS). IBM Students will receive an equivalent, that is to be defined with our supervisor and the degree program.

Development wise and personally you profit from:

  • Good opportunity for shaping and running a highly attractive, prestigious and challenging student project
  • Multi-faceted project work, ranging from organising an academic symposium to planning a challenging study-trip to a foreign country, and from recruiting sponsoring money to dealing with the media
  • Rare chance to create and shape opportunities that bring invaluable experience to you and your fellow students
  • Unique opportunity to work with professionals dealing with a major global player of today’s business world
  • Valuable contacts of considerable benefit for your future (bachelor thesis, employment)
  • Substantial real-life experience in cross-cultural project management
  • Letter of Recommendation

You are:

Student of FHNW School of Business enrolled in IM, BOEK or IBM. Full-time and Part-time is both accepted.

You bring or are willing to strongly develop:

  • Strong interest in North America (both business and cultural aspects)
  • Leadership as well as collaborative skills
  • Self-motivation and ambition
  • Organisational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to manage complex and changing situations
  • Commitment to further developing and improving the projects, creativity and innovation
  • Trouble-shooting capability and strong nerves
  • Discretion and ability to work with confidential information
  • Proven intercultural experience & an open attitude towards other cultures and countries
  • Professional English language skills
  • Willingness to invest more time than is required for a ‘normal’ project and ability to deal with a heavy and irregular workload

Commuication
manager

Academically, IM & BOEK students receive 10 ECTS replacing and compensating their Focus module (5 ECTS) and Business Communication 4 (5 ECTS). IBM, WI, BIT Students will receive an equivalent, that is to be defined with our supervisor and the degree program.

Development wise and personally you profit from:

  • Gain experience in media work and integrated corporate communication
  • Explore Stakeholder balancing on all levels
  • Enhance your application dossier for a possible future position in communication, PR or marketing
  • Experience in communication project managament
  • Opportunities to reach out to the corporate world and build contacts
  • Guaranteed place on the On-Site trip
  • 30 – 50% reduction on the participation fee
  • Letter of Recomendation

You are:

Student of FHNW School of Business enrolled in IM, BOEK or IBM. Full-time and Part-time is both accepted.

You bring or are willing to strongly develop:

  • Communications / PR / Media experience
  • Language skills (German and English)
  • Social Media experience or IT skills (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, website coding, Adobe InDesign / Canva)
  • Interest and passion for North America (both business and cultural aspects)

How to apply

This is just the information page. You will apply through the FHNW-Inside Webpage. You find it through the button below or on our homepage.

For your application you will need the following:

  1. Letter of Application in English. Write about your interest and why you would fit and what you contribute to next generation of connectUS
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Lebenslauf (in English or German)
  3. Reference for external referee (you can upload an existing reference from a former employer, social organisation etc. which shows your skills/ abilities.)

All three documents must be merged into one PDF file in the order shown above and named Family Name_Given Name_Project e.g. Müeller_Maria_exploreASEAN

  1. An internal FHNW referee – a lecturer or member of staff who is willing to support your application (only name required, you do not need a written reference, make sure the lecturer are asked and agree beforehand)

This FHNW reference is to be submitted via the form, no document needed.

Deadline: Thursday, May 19th 2022, 09.00 CET

IMportant dates already confirmed

Handover in June/July with us, the current team.
Mark your calendars already, you might wanna also join as delegation.
Seminar in Switzerland: Week 7, February 13th – 17th, 2022
Seminar Abroad: March/April 2022 (2-3Weeks)