FIS Career Week 2017


With over 70 various sessions scheduled, the week of October, 23 to 27 aims to inspire and support our Middle and High School students as they navigate their way towards decisions about the future.

The week kicks off on Monday the 23rd at 8:40 with a keynote address by FIS board member, Aki Ben-Ezra, adidas Senior Director HR Strategy & Diversity, on the theme, “The war for talent is over, talent has won – the changing face of careers and work,” followed by a conference-style event for Grade 8 to 12 students, facilitated by 30+ speakers from various professions.

The week continues in the High School with workshops, retreats, and special sessions on topics including …

  • What it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Personal branding
  • Creating digital portfolios for university applications
  • Assessment Center preparation for German Duales Studium
  • Creating LinkedIn profiles and CVs

Grades 6 to 9 will delve into in-depth inquiries into the questions: What is a career? How do my character strengths, interests, talents, soft skills, and hard skills support my exploration of careers that might interest me? Why are these traits and skills important in the workplace and how might I further develop those that are important to me?

Parents, perhaps you would like to continue the conversations at home; follow the Career Day program and the Career Week schedule, which can be found below, for full details of the week’s events!

Michelle Ang
HS Counselor and Higher Education Advisor

Next Post
Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis awarded to former FIS librarian`s sister
Previous Post
UPDATE: GISST Friendly on Saturday, October 21