The HTW Chur Career Centre supports students in their individual process of career planning and career start. Students get the opportunity to address all relevant aspects relating to the topic of 'Careers' in workshops, individual consultations and the mentoring programme. All services in the Career Centre are free for students.
Mentoring – in tandem on the road to success
Personal contacts, connections and interpersonal relationships among the parties concerned are part of business life. Growing into social relationship nets requires practice, time and care. Besides networking support, a mentoring programme also offers support during the professional and personal development of the young talent and provides insights into day-to-day working life.
HTW Chur has been offering interested students in their last year of study the option to network with specialist and management staff from business as part of the mentoring programme for many years. In this way, it supports the personal career development and in particular the successful transition of students from study to professional life. Last but not least, the traditional close relationship between the Universities of Applied Sciences and business is strengthened in the process.
The contact lasting over a period of around nine months provides an opportunity to discuss how the students' studies are developing and look at their planning. The following main goals can be mentioned in particular:
- Provide students with contact to the professional world
- Provide students with practical help to prepare them for the demands of the professional world
- Motivate students to plan their own career in a targeted manner
- Set up networks
- Strengthen the cooperation between universities of applied sciences and companies
Benefits for mentors
- Fresh ideas and impulses from young academic talent
- Reflection and recognition of your own career
- Reflection on your own professional and methodological working approach
- Get to know qualified young talents for your own company and
- observe how they develop
- Insight into an current University of Applied Science landscape
Benefits for the mentees
- Confidence and motivation to develop your own career
- Get to know and learn how to assess your own skills better
- Increase your self-confidence
- Develop ideas on how to find a job or business areas
- Gain insights into the structures of the professional world
- Build up your sector or field-specific knowledge
- Develop a network which can offer you new impulses
Personality and potential analysis
The Symbolon profile is aimed at all bachelor’s and master’s students of HTW Chur. An analysis is made of the personality in the academic or professional field. The personality profile offers the opportunity to get to know yourself better and judge your talents, motivations and reserves of strength more precisely. During the process, solutions as well as necessary steps to implementation are developed in a personal coaching session.
Different workshops on different career-related topics are offered. How do I create a CV, what do I need need be aware of during the introductory interview, how can I use social media in the application process, how do I prepare myself for an assessment centre? These are only a few topics from the range of workshops held every year.
Are you facing important decisions? Are you planning your next professional steps? We support your individual evaluation, your professional perspectives and next career steps.
The 'Long Night of Careers' (LNdK) is a joint event of the Career Services of sixteen Swiss universities. It aims to offer students and employers a different sort of access to the topics of career, future options and the working world.
If your studies are coming to the end, you will soon need to start looking for a job. The Long Night of Careers is offered by HTW Chur in autumn every year so that embarking on a career is not seen as a hurdle and can be mastered with aplomb.
It is not a run-of-the-mill job fair for students. Here firms not only have the opportunity to present their companies with a trade fair stand but also to actively address the participants.
The target groups are all students of the bachelor’s and consecutive master’s degree programmes at HTW Chur.
The next Long Night of Careers will take place on 22 November 2018.
Further information is available at htwchur.Inoc.ch
The Career Centre of HTW Chur is the interface between work and study. It supports students in embarking on a career and planning their professional future. It offers companies the opportunity to establish contact with potential young talent.
Long Night of Careers
This event offers a different sort of access to the topics of career, future options and working world. Introduce yourself as an expert, position your employer brand and/or get actively involved in the programme and establish contact with potential young talent in this way.
Introduce your company over a career sandwich or soup to students and get to know them better in the process. In a very relaxed atmosphere over lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. You determine the target group.
Workshop and presentations
Take the opportunity of a workshop or a presentation to provide students with input on the one hand (e.g. on topics in the application process, social media, expert input, etc.) and introduce potential new talent to your company and possible careers on the other.
Become part of our mentoring programme for bachelor’s and master’s students. Get involved as a mentor for about nine months and accompany students who will soon graduate in their preparations to enter the working world, provide career advice or answer their personal questions.