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Job search as a spiritual scientist: From the ivory tower to the economy


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After the Abitur, the whole world was open to me and I opted for a study of German studies. I had been warned.

Humanities scientist



Writing for you: Vanessa Hindinger is a student.

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Child, study "what decent"

Everyone in my family had "something decent" - a lesson. And I wanted to study something that brought me in the following years at every WG-party with new people this question: "Germa .. what? So German? What can you do with it later? "

In the first semester I counted my google knowledge: "I can do a lot with it, for example ..." And secondly, "Journalism and so on. Or media. "In the third, it was just a tired shrug, which remained. Without perspective, unaware, useless - that's how I felt. At the university you were not prepared for the job everyday. "Too many possibilities, which can not be covered all by themselves, make an internship," it was only said.

Get out of the ivory tower, into the economy

Get out of the ivory tower and into the economy. For every other course of studies, a self-understanding, as a spiritual scientist probably THE Hurdle of Studying par excellence: with Goethe & Schiller, medieval language skills and the Nibelungenlied attain a profession, somehow earn money without wanting to become a professor.

With me, the personal low point after the basic study was achieved: surrender halfway. And to be still Generation Y: Those, which in the eyes of the older generations anyway eh nothing so right or can really want and on work actually also "no 'buck" have. Conceivably good prerequisites for total lack of perspective.

First internships

Through a friend I came in this phase to my first internship at an online newspaper. The professional field of journalism was not unknown to me and I had even been in the Diddl-friend book in it, that I would later like to be a "writer" (but only if I should not become a witch), but also met me relatively early the curse That's why I did not dare to put all my theoretical knowledge into practice and go somewhere apply.

One must know that an engineer or a business student already knows quite early, if not already before the study, what he can "start later". Professionally oriented studies, oriented on the labor market and promoted on demand by the state (MINT).

If clear perspectives are missing

As a spiritual scientist, you are more likely to study with passion or interest and there are hardly any preparatory seminars or infoverations ... The search for jobs on the net is difficult because there are simply no jobs advertised for old philologists, Romanists or cultural scientists. In any case, the internship in this young online editorial was incredibly instructive and exciting for me. The stone was brought into play and motivated me these weeks for the remaining studying time, which is why I also collected on television and in another online portal experiences.

In the meantime, I know exactly where I want to go. I would like to have an internship, whether online, TV, radio, or classic with a print magazine. The PR area also fascinates me and if someone gives me the chance, I would also show in the marketing, that as an economist-minded spiritual scientist has exciting and different ways of thinking has to offer. I try to network well, ask around where there could be jobs, run my website "marketing on my own behalf" and write classic and initiative applications.

You do not have to be a taxi driver

I am open and at the same time solidified in my career, because it has now become clear to me that not everyone who has completed an orchid study has to become a professor or a taxi driver. There are countless industries and divisions, all depending on their own profile. This can be a blessing and blessing at the same time.

If, for example, you have few interests or above all do not know how to "make money" it becomes difficult and you face a process full of detours and self-doubt. But if you know what you can do and what you want, then you should consider a degree in humanities. For where else can I be so general and develop and develop a personal "professional profile" that allows me to develop my real talents and not just work in a particular industry because I have just chosen the wrong degree.

Looking to the future

If I should read this text again in one year and again at school as I am at the restaurant "Zum goldenen M", I know that I should revise all the statements made and would soon have to marry richly.

If, however, I should read this text here again in a year and have a place in society where my ideas and my commitment make THE WORLD a little bit more colorful for me or for everyone else, or at least for my superiors' purse I would hope that other second-semester students in German studies will also read this text and become active, do internships or recognize their interests and talents. Stay brave and think of me at your first salary collection.

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