make your final year special!

The application window to become a member of the connectUS 2024/25
Project or PR & Communications team is now open until:
14 may 2024 midnight!

YOUR NEXT POSSIBLE POSITION

We are looking for next year’s team that is ready to take over from us. Open are all 6 team positions. 4 Project Managers, each responsible for a different role and 2 Communication Managers responsible for the overall representation of the project on social media and to our different audiences. 

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 head of 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 organizing 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 in 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 are both accepted.

You bring or are willing to strongly develop:

  • Willingness to invest more time than is required for a ‘normal’ project and ability to deal with a heavy and irregular workload
  • Strong interest in North America (both business and cultural aspects)
  • Leadership as well as collaborative skills
  • Self-motivation and ambition
  • Organizational 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 toward other cultures and countries
  • Professional English language skills

communication manager

Academically, IM & BOEK students receive 10 ECTS replacing and compensating their Integration Module (5 ECTS) and Business Communication 4 (5 ECTS). IBM, WI and BIT students will receive an equivalent, that is to be defined by our supervisor and head of 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 management
  • Opportunities to reach out to the corporate world and build contacts
  • 30 – 50% reduction on the participation fee for the seminar abroad
  • Letter of recomendation
 
 
 
 
 

You are:

Student of FHNW School of Business enrolled in IM, BOEK, or IBM. Full-time and part-time are 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

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 the next generation of connectUS
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Lebenslauf (in English or German)
  3. External reference (you can upload an existing reference from a former employer, social organization 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. Mueller_Maria_connectUS

  1. An internal FHNW reference– 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 is asked and agrees beforehand)

Deadline

The application deadline is on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 midnight!