Internship Workshop @ GWZ, Room 2516
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Internship Workshop with Carlo Becker and Kathrin Saure

On April 20, 2015, Internship Coordinator Carlo Becker will hold an internship workshop together with Katrin Saure from the University of Leipzig’s Career Service.

The internship workshop is designed to help BA and MA students who are interested in completing an internship as part of their studies. In the workshop, students will receive advice on how to find and apply for an internship, what different kind of scholarships there are and how to apply for financial support, how to prepare for an internship, and how to earn credits for it.

This term’s special guest will be Katrin Saure, responsible for corporate partnerships, internship coaching, and vocational orientation at Career Service international.

The internship workshop will take place on April 20, 5-7 pm in room 2.516 at Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum.
Prior registration is encouraged. To register, please write an e-mail until Friday, April 17, 2015 to Carlo Becker at asl-internship@uni-leipzig.de.

Albertina Library Open House @ Albertina Library
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Albertina Library Open House @ Albertina Library | Leipzig | Sachsen | Germany

On Sunday, 7 June 2015, American Space Leipzig will introduce itself as part of the Leipzig University Albertina Library open house.

Between 3 and 6 pm, guests can explore the library and get to know its diverse and valuable services for the public. Library Project Coordinator Dr. Sophia Manns-Süßbrich will be present at the libraries West-Wing to answer questions specifically about American Space Leipzig.

For more information, please visit the Albertina library homepage.

The event is free and open to the public.

Beer for a Better World @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, 2516
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

25JunePlease join Peter Eckert and David Griedelbach, CEOs of Quartiermeister, for a roundtable discussion on so-called “sociable social entrepreneurship.“

Quartiermeister is a beer that works for the benefit of the community. The small business wants to show that doing business in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable manner works and create awareness for alternative products and correct consumption.

This event is presented by GAMED.

Heading Out @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

29June Please join us for an advising roundtable with American Space Study Abroad Coordinator Tobias Schlobach with a special focus on studying abroad in the United States.

Mr. Schlobach will discuss how to find the university or program that is right for you, when and how to apply for scholarships, and how to prepare for your stay abroad.

The event is free and open to public.

Pioneer Publishing in the Postacademic World @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 2.516
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

16JulyPlease join us for a roundtable discussion on disruptive publishing with Dr. Jennifer Zahrt, CEO of Rubedo Press, Seattle.

Rubedo is a small publisher that cultivates critical academic translations of source texts previously unavailable in English, alongside philosophical treatises, and artistic creations.

Von Franken nach New York: Amerikanistik, Startups, Perspektiven @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum 2.516
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


ACHTUNG: Die Veranstaltung musste kurzfristig in den Raum 2.516 (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum) verlegt werden.

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Der German American Mitteldeutschland Entrepreneurship Dialogue (GAMED) lädt ein zu einem Gespräch über berufliche Perspektiven während und nach dem Studium mit Ralph Cibis.

Der ehemalige American Studies Student landete auf Umwegen über Bayreuth und New York City als Projektmanager beim erfolgreichen IT-Startup Unternehmen favendo.

Wie sein Studium ihn auf diesen Weg gebracht hat, was er bei favendo genau macht und wie das Unternehmen es von der beschaulichen fränkischen Stadt Bamberg bis nach New York City geschafft hat, erzählt Ralph mit anschließender Diskussion an diesem Abend.

Der Event kostet keinen Eintritt und ist für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.

The Current Study Abroad Landscape in the United States @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum 4.415
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

25Nov The Case of California and its National Context

Please join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion with Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, Anthony Yuen, about studying in California and the US.

Anthony Yuen has over nine years of experience in international education, including UCLA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UC Berkeley. Since 2008, he has worked in international affairs at UC Berkeley, managing student exchange programs, international partnerships, and strategic communication for the university‘s study abroad office. Currently, Mr. Yuen is a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in Germany during the 2015-16 year.

He will address the University of California System, providing insights into its international programs and exchanges and how they fit into national study abroad trends in the US.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Internships, Education, and Professional Development @ American Space Leipzig
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm



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Please join us for an internship workshop designed to help students who are interested in completing an internship as part of their studies. Students will get advice on how to find an internship and apply for it, how to apply for financial support, how to prepare for an internship, and how to get credits for it.

This term’s special guest will be Sophie Quadt. As head of the Europe Direct Information Network in Leipzig, she will inform the students about the various internship opportunities in the European Union and wider Europe.

The event is free and open to the public.


Professional Roundtable: Internships @ Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Room 3.515
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Internships are an excellent way to acquire and develop skills during your time at university. While you are still enrolled in a BA or MA program, internships prove to be extremely helpful in finding out what you want to do after graduation. Additionally, skills you have learned during your internships will give you a boost on the job market.
If you are interested in pursuing an internship as part of your summer break or in the new semester, the internship roundtable will give you helpful information and insights to give you a head start!

The first part of the roundtable will contain of a short introduction on how to kick off the internship process, how to apply for a U.S. visa, and how to receive funding with the current ASL Internship Coordinator. The second part will feature former and current students of American Studies that have completed several internships (in Germany and the United States) in varying fields and companies: intercultural youth exchange and education, non-profit work, public relations, public diplomacy, publishing houses, as well as TV and movie production. During the roundtable discussion, they will share their internship experiences, talk about application processes, skills they acquired and of course how their internships fit into the BA and MA programs of American Studies.

The roundtable will take place on May 15, from 6:30-8 pm in room 3.515 at the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ). We invite all students currently enrolled in the BA or MA program of American Studies Leipzig as well as students from other institutes.

The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!