Cultivating Germany Career Competencies

Workshop Description

There are two main types of intercultural trainings: general and specific. This is a country-specific intercultural training–the focus is on Germany.

Traditionally, most courses and trainings focus either on country studies (e.g. history and politics of Germany) or on intercultural training (e.g. iceberg model, understanding stereotypes). Based on my years of experience working with international students in Germany, including teaching intercultural courses to incoming exchange students, I developed my own approach that prepares students for working in Germany–the 3C Germany Model©. In Cultivating Germany Career Competencies, I integrate Germany country studies with trusted intercultural training standards, and I bring in practice examples and activities based on the real life experiences of international students and migrants in Germany. Together, this 3C Germany Model© sets the foundation for the course as a whole, as well as each individual lesson.

Intercultural Training for Working in Germany

Instructional Concept

The 3C Germany Model includes an instructional concept for the
entire course as well as each lesson has three parts:




Introductory videos




Framing of the topic and concepts

Activity and discussion

Debriefing concluding thoughts and input

Conclusion about relevance to professional life in Germany



Reflection worksheet




This Course Will Cover


What’s Included

A password-protected course homepage

Pre-workshop survey that allows me to craft the workshop specific to each particular group (or the use of a LMS provided by the university)

Blended learning: pre-workshop videos and/or to-dos

Take-home materials and additional resources

Direct contact form for students to ask questions

Beautiful, modern presentation slides

Always up-to-date and refreshed to fit each group

Mentioned resources will be added to the workshop website for easy access

Student take-home materials

This course has quite a few worksheets, handouts, and other take home materials depending on the topic taught. Inquire for details.

Who This Course Was Built By

About the Instructor

Hallo! I’m Jessica, a Germany-focused
career coach, trainer, & international educator.

You can learn more about me on my LinkedIn and Xing profiles, read my career story, or check out testimonials from students.

The design and content of this workshop is an accumulation of and backed primarily by these four educational and work experiences:

  1. Lecturer in German Cultural Studies

I taught original curricula for intercultural seminars about Germany in German and English for undergraduate and graduate international students, including Germany from an Intercultural Perspective and Current Affairs, Culture & Debates in Germany.


3. Founder and Manager of a Career Service for International Students

My experience founding and managing an International Career Service, including the development of a new seminar series for international students, is tied into this training.

2. Qualified Facilitator of the Sentio Global Competence Certificate

I am trained as a Qualified Facilitator of the Sentio Global Competence Certificate, offered by one of the world’s oldest and largest student exchange organizations.


4. Experience as an International Student & Job Seeker in Germany

I have been an international student at two universities in Germany as well as an international (Germany) job seeker.



Target group: This course is designed for international students in Germany, as defined by Wolter (2020), this includes exchange/degree-seeking students, refugees, scholars, and domestic students with a migrant background.

Length: This course is designed to be taught as a semester-long course (Lehrauftrag). Alternatively, each lesson can be booked individually as a workshop (each lesson is four hours).

Certification (optional): I am trained as a Qualified Facilitator of the Sentio Global Competence Certificate, and I can offer this training as part of the course for students to obtain the Global Competence Certificate upon completion of the course.


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