Working during your studies

Working part-time is sometimes not just the cherry-on-top for your CV,but can become a necessity to get by. According to the 20th survey by the German Student Service (“Deutsche Studentenwerk”), the average student in Germany is 24 years old and has 864 euros per month at his/her disposal. 25% has less than 675 Euros monthly to get by, while the top 25% has over 1000 Euros. For others that are not eligible for BAföG1 (i.e. foreign students) or receive a negligible amount, the reality is tha...
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First Steps

Studying in a foreign country is an enriching experience, you get to learn a new language, a new culture and you get to view things with a different lens. Germany is a beloved destination for students worldwide, due to low (if any) tuition fees, world-class education/reputation as well as a strong economy that enables highly qualified graduates to stay on after their courses. This is a short guide that has the issues that you will have to keep in mind as an international student. I have purp...
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Don’t get bogged down – 5 tips for improving your self-organization skills

Self-organization might sound a bit over the top, like arranging your pens according to color or being overly pedantic; but most of all, it sounds like a lot of hard work. Ultimately, only geniuses truly have control over the chaos. Searching for the necessary documents is generally an interesting challenge that has to be overcome just in time to meet that next deadline. And a challenge is a great learning experience anyway, isn’t it? Self organization is a sensitive topic in some circle...
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