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Checkpoint - Student Newsletter

1 November 2017 - English version

 

Important deadlines 

  • 15.11.2017 | External leave  

  • New study programme / Transferring to another study programme

Studies

  • New e-mail addresses for HTW Berlin students

  • Writing experts give advice - Open writing group

  • Tutorial "Now it's time for the layout…"  - InDesign basics

International

  • Sign up for a language tandem

  • Internships abroad: apply now!

Central Unit Sports

  • Places still available

  • Advent tournaments

Awards

  • Innovative teaching with Lego and marshmallows

  • Prize for mechanical engineering

  • Hamburg Aviation Young Talent Prize 2017

  • Current competitions

Careers

  • Open CV check for the Bonding Company Contact Fair and the Tech Startup Job Fair

  • Help and support with planning and starting your career

  • HR experts provide answers: Here's what really counts when you're applying for a job!

  • Internship of the Month

  • Job vacancies for student assistants

Start-ups

  • Speed-matching for co-founders

  • Workshops for Fashion Design/Clothing Technology

Upcoming events

  • Society Disrupted - How start-ups are creating the world of the future

  • 07.11.2017 | Help with chronic procrastination

  • 07.11.2017 | Find your scholarship

  • 15.11.2017 | Campus Cinema

  • 24.11.2017 | Graduation ceremony

  • 01.12.2017 | Economy, Feminism and Science (efas) Annual Conference

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Important deadlines 

 
 
 

 

 

15.11.2017 | External leave  

If you need to take a semester of external leave due to personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave, illness etc.), you should submit your application now. More information
 
 
  Laptop © HTW Berlin  

New study programme / Transferring to another study programme

Depending on whether you are interested in a Bachelor's or Master's study programme and whether you are applying with German or foreign certificates, different application deadlines apply:

15.12.2017 if you are applying for Master's study programme or wish to transfer to another Master's study programme - regardless whether you are applying with German or foreign certificates.

31.12.2017 if you are applying with foreign certificates for a Bachelor's degree programme at HTW Berlin.

15.01.2018 if you applying for a Bachelor's study programme with German certificates or wish to transfer to another Bachelor's study programme.

More Information

 
 
       

 

 
     

Studies

 
 
  Writing © Fotolia  

New e-mail addresses for HTW Berlin students

Starting this winter semester, every student will receive an email address in the format <first name>.<surname>@Student.HTW-Berlin.de. First semester students received their email address when they enrolled. Students in all other semesters will receive their new email address over the course of the semester and will be notified by email. Existing email addresses in the format
<Login name>@HTW-Berlin.de will continue to be active, but they can only be sent from the webmail platform of HTW Berlin.

 
 
  Writing workshop © Richard Kurc/Björn Schuhmann  

Writing experts give advice - Open writing group

Are you having trouble writing an assignment, a project or internship report or your Bachelor's or Master's thesis? Are you uncertain whether you're using the right kind of academic style? Are you chained to your desk all day, but still can't seem to commit anything to paper? Are you worried about potential plagiarism issues? The open writing group (in German) can help you with your writing project.
 
 
 

 

 

Tutorial "Now it's time for the layout…"  - InDesign basics

Your paper has been written, the presentation is ready, but the final result just doesn't look as professional and good as your content deserves. The tutorial in November (in German) will provide you with all the necessary design basics you need, covering both theory and practical application. You will learn how to use Adobe InDesign, a professional desktop publishing programme.

 
 
       

 

 
     

International

 
 
  Two students © HTW Berlin  

Sign up for a language tandem

Learning a language is easier when you team up with someone else. With this in mind, the Foreign Languages Centre offers a language tandem programme for all students. A language tandem is a personal and flexible way to learn a language. Two students with different native languages help each other to learn their respective languages. You can easily find the right partner for your language combination via Moodle.

 
 
  Globe  

Internships abroad: apply now!

An internship abroad broadens your horizons and for some study programmes it is even a requirement. For guidance on the rather overwhelming array of different funding programmes, contact the International Office of HTW Berlin. Inform yourself well in advance which funding programme is suitable for your particular internship abroad. The application periods will soon be ending for the following programmes: 

Funding programmes with organised internship

  • Russland in der Praxis: 07.10. - 15.11.201
  • IAESTE: 01.11. - 30.11.201
  • RISE Worldwide: 01.11. - 15.12.2017

Funding programmes with self-organised internships

  • PROMOS: 01.01.2018
  • ERASMUS+: 6 weeks before the start of the internship at the latest
  • German state student grant and loan (BAföG) for studies abroad: ideally 6 months before the internship begins, at the latest directly prior to the internship
 
 
       

 

 
     

Central Unit Sports

 
 
  Volleyball © HTW Berlin/Maria Schramm  

Places still available

Following a year of construction and maintenance work, the sports hall on the Treskowallee campus now has a fresh new look, including the changing rooms and showers. The hot water is also working again. One more reason to sign up for a sports course or two! (in German)

 
 
 

 

 

Advent tournaments

If you want to work off some of that marzipan, gingerbread and Christmas cake, you are warmly invited to participate in the two
Christmas Fun Tournaments (in German) in the sports hall on the Treskowallee campus. Futsal teams will be competing against each other on 18 December and there will be a badminton tournament on 19 December.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Awards

 
 
  Claudia Hentschel  © HTW Berlin/Dennis Meier-Schindler  

Innovative teaching with Lego and marshmallows

As voted for by students, HTW Berlin has awarded the 2017 Prize for Good Teaching to mechanical engineering professor Dr. Ing. Claudia Hentschel. In her teaching she consistently uses innovative teaching methods and focuses on practice- oriented content. Students praised her empathetic approach and the atmosphere she creates in her lectures. More information (in German)
 
 
  Martin Lange  

Prize for mechanical engineering

Martin Lange was delighted to be awarded this year's "Deutschlandpreis" by the Fachbereichstag Maschinenbau (Association of Mechanical Engineering Departments of Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany). In his Master's thesis, the graduate of the Mechanical Engineering study programme developed the basis for a completely new product line in the area of hybrid machine tools.
 
 
 

 

 

Hamburg Aviation Young Talent Prize 2017

Maximilian Schuster, a graduate of the Bachelor's study programme in Mechanical Engineering, has received the Hamburg Aviation Young Talent Prize 2017. In his degree thesis, he investigated ways of reusing old carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and how it can be produced with less waste.

 
 
 

 

 

Current competitions

Current competitions (in German) are listed on the HTW Berlin website. Please let us know if you receive an award!
 
 
       

 

 
     

Careers

 
 
 

 

 

Open CV check for the Bonding Company Contact Fair and the Tech Startup Job Fair

Are you planning to visit a company contact fair and would like to have a professional CV ready? Then come to the CV Check offered by the Career Service on 3 November. 
 
 
  Chatting people  

Help and support with planning and starting your career

Making career decisions or devising a career entry plan is very challenging while you're still studying! The Alumni Mentoring Programme (in German)  helps students with these tasks by providing 6 months of support from HTW graduates with life and career experience. Students have until 30 November 2017 to apply to the Career Service for the next programme period from February to August 2018. For helpful tips and insights into the programme, please attend the information event for the Alumni Mentoring Programme on 16  November (in German).
 
 
  Audience  

HR experts provide answers: Here's what really counts when you're applying for a job!

Do job application letters actually get read? Do HR staff like applicants who admit there are things they can't do? How creative do applications need to look? At the Career Service podium on 22 November (in German) at 4 pm, HR managers from Zalando, the BVG, the start-up Doctolib and the HR consultancy CareerTEAM will be on hand to provide answers to these and other questions.

 
 
  Kaj Schattner  

Internship of the Month

An internship with Flaconi is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a taste of the working world. Kaj Schattner, a former student of HTW Berlin, works for the online perfume store and is looking for student support with operations planning. In the “Internship of the Month series (in German) he will talk about what is expected from interns.
 
 
 

 

 

Job vacancies for student assistants

How about working as well as studying at HTW Berlin? There are plenty of opportunities! The university regularly advertises job vacancies for student assistants (in German).

 
 
       

 

 
     

Start-ups

 
 
 

 

 

Speed-matching for co-founders

"Interdisciplinary networking for start-ups" (in German) is the goal of the event on 14 November organised by the Start-up Competence Centre of HTW Berlin and Berliner Ideenlabor. It is an opportunity for people with different skills to meet and develop business ideas together.
 
 
  Student presenting a fashion sketch © HTW Berlin/Camilla Rackelmann  

Workshops for Fashion Design/Clothing Technology

Budding fashion designers and clothing technology experts can prepare themselves for self-employment with a six-part workshop series in November (in German). Registrations are still being accepted.

 
 
       

 

 
     

Upcoming events

 
 
  Startup "Coffee Circle" © Coffee Circle  

Society Disrupted - How start-ups are creating the world of the future

Three events in this series are scheduled in November. On 1 November the focus is on the future of nutrition, on 15 November the future of work, and on 28 November the future of fashion. More Information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

07.11.2017 | Help with chronic procrastination

Do you often avoid work you don't want to do or put off learning for exams? Learn which strategies can help you solve your procrastination problems. More Information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

07.11.2017 | Find your scholarship

This information event will feature presentations by various academic scholarship bodies and scholarship holders. In addition to finding out how to apply, you will also discover how the networks of these scholarship providers can be of use to you. More Information
 
 
 

 

 

15.11.2017 | Campus Cinema

At 6 pm "Ich - einfach unverbesserlich 3" / "Despicable Me 3" will be screened, followed by "Wonder Woman" at 8.45 pm. The films will be shown in parallel in English and German. Location: Wilhelminenhof campus, building G, room 001/002. Admission per film: 2 EUR. Popcorn and beverages at student prices.
 
 
 

 

 

24.11.2017 | Graduation ceremony

HTW Berlin will celebrate its graduates with a graduation ceremony and a champagne reception. More Information (in German)
 
 
 

 

 

01.12.2017 | Economy, Feminism and Science (efas) Annual Conference

This year's topic: Gender in the current debate on inequality. The deadline for registration is 27.11.2017. More Information (in German)
 
 
       

 

 
     

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The next issue of Checkpoint will be published on Friday, 1 December 2017

Checkpoint informs students of HTW Berlin about selected events, developments and important dates. The editorial work for the newsletter is managed by the Public Relations Office. All university members are welcome to contribute information and image material by sending an email to: webredaktion@htw-berlin.de. Checkpoint is published electronically on the first workday of each month.

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