The workshops and events on the topic of media practice are also open to the general public. The special feature: All program events were developed and organized as part of a seminar in the winter semester by students of the bachelor’s degree program Media and Communication Studies, the master’s degree course Media Culture and Globalization, as well as Digital Media and Society. The students were supervised by Susan Benz and Dr. Cornelia Driesen from the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen.
Due to the corona pandemic, the events will take place digitally during the first week of the summer semester lecture period. “The realization of a digital event is a special challenge but the whole team searched for, and found in our opinion, at least as attractive alternatives in order to be able to organize a diverse program,” agree the teaching staff members.
Mediapractice 2021 will kick off with company presentations on Instagram. Interested persons will have the chance to better get to know companies and institutions from Bremen’s media and creative sector. Some of these include “hmmh” – an agency in the field of connected commerce, “sendefähig” – a production company for Y-Kollektiv, which is a service from public broadcasting company “funk,” as well as “feinschreiber” – a text and communication agency. In order for the event to take place interactively, questions for each of the companies are being collected on Instagram – via the Instagram question tool or direct message - until April 7, 2021.
The Alumni Talks are another highlight. They are interviews in a relaxed atmosphere with former University of Bremen students who talk about their own careers and working life in the media industry. The aim is to inspire people for a career in the media and communication industry, to motivate them, and to shed light on perspectives.
The first Alumni Talk on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, will be a cocktail hour with Karina. From 7:30 p.m. onwards, Karina will tell us about her job as a social media manager and editor for Bremen NEXT. She studied Art and Media, and Material Culture in Oldenburg. Whilst drinking a cocktail together, we will talk about her experiences and day-to-day life in the media sector.
At the second Alumni Talk, Sarah Rolfs from Radio Roland will speak to us at a teatime get-together at 3 p.m. on April 14, 2021. She will tell us about her career and work experiences.
Finally, there will be morning coffee with chief editor Lea Semen from Y-Kollektiv at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021. She has worked for various programs, such as arte, SWR, NDR, Radio Bremen, rbb, ZDF, and funk, and wants to tell students about her life as a journalist and filmmaker. There will be a surprise box relevant to the topic for the first 25 University of Bremen students to register for each Alumni Talk session. So register now at https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/mediapractice/anmeldung
Job Speed Dating
Students and company representatives will have the opportunity to talk to each other for ten minutes using Discord. This gives them the chance to make new contacts and possibly get an internship spot. Registration must be submitted by April 8, 2021: https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/mediapractice/anmeldung/
A debate on the topic of “The future of public broadcasting: Can it stay as it is or does it need to change?” (“Die Zukunft des öffentlich- rechtlichen Rundfunks: Kann er so bleiben, oder muss er sich ändern?“). This topic is more relevant than ever. Four media experts investigate this interesting matter in Klub Dialog. And they take a look at the competences for trainees as well as future concepts. Participants can join in via YouTube.
How to Find English Speaking Jobs
Applying for a job is often a challenge. Especially as an international students who has come to Germany and is looking for work in a new city. The event concentrates on this topic: the right CV, a good first impression, a successful interview. Two speakers who can provide useful tips will share their experiences and expert knowledge via Zoom. Students will have the chance to pose questions interactively.
You can find the full schedule (in German) and registration forms for each of the events at
blogs.uni-bremen.de/mediapractice and / or https://blogs.uni-bremen.de/mediapractice/anmeldung/
Susan Benz / Dr. Cornelia Driesen
Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI)
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-67622
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