Students taking part in the International Relations Online in-house classes have completed ‘Career Day’ workshops
News from Feb 23, 2016
It is now the middle of the Center for Global Politics’ (CGP) February in-house classes week for 2016. Held at the Henry Ford Building at Freie Universität Berlin, this is a major part of the blended learning experience. Today students from International Relations Online (IRO) took part in a new addition to the week of classes called ‘Career Day’.
Instead of lectures and discussions about specific topics related to their field of study, students on Career Day learn vital workplace skills for their careers as well as new techniques for conducting research. Students chose from a number workshops on different skills to learn and then went about putting them into practice.
“The workshop provides me with the basic knowledge I need to use Excel and how to use this [program] for research tasks,” said one M.A. International Relations Online student about a course on using the full potential of Excel. Another remarked on the “cool shortcuts for research” they learned at their workshop.
After the Career Day workshops International Relations Online students then gathered together for a detailed presentation about the Center for Global Politics. This presentation detailed the different programs run at the CGP allowing students to have a better understanding and more information on where they fit in within the center and its alumni.