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SOCIETY, MEDIA AND POLITICS

 


Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

 

Career Perspectives

Today’s professional world requires more than mere disciplinary knowledge from graduates. Students face the prospect of not only technological and societal advancement and amazing individual opportunities, but also a growing field of contradictions, conflicts and crises that our societies are confronted with. In this context, the value of young professionals who understand the relevance of a rationally informed and scientifically trained, creative and critical approach cannot be overestimated.

Studying SMP typically opens careers in the media, in non-governmental organizations, public administration, community development, international aid agencies, international business, the cultural sector, international youth and social work, fundraising and many other pursuits.

Our graduates are known to build successful careers in start-ups and NGOs as well as in large companies; they have moved on to the most renowned academic institutions in the world, some of them developing impressive careers in academia, others starting their own company. This is because creative problem solving, the ability to judge from a broader perspective and to think out of the box are faculties that are in very high demand in all positions of leadership. Our students move on to positions that cannot be substituted by machines.

What companies and NGOs also see in our graduates is the power to connect local and specific problems to societal trends and issues in a global and digital context. They are in high demand, because they are trained to think problems through from varying disciplinary perspectives. These qualities are of huge advantage for the undertaking of entrepreneurial initiative, e.g. in the context of social entrepreneurship.

Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. The Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Jacobs Alumni Office help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, project management, business communication and etiquette and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

SMP (formerly Integrated Social Sciences) has the largest alumni community at Jacobs University. And our alumni are known to be especially closely connected – they are united by the common spirit of the study program and support each other in realizing their visions, because they value the importance of the contribution we make. The Alumni Office will help students establish a long-lasting and worldwide network which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

Emilia Ergin

BA Integrated Social Sciences | 2021
Nationality: German

Bremen is my home town and the city I spend 17 years living and growing from and with it. Studying at Jacobs gave me the chance to show friends from all over the world beautiful places in Bremen and their surroundings they have never seen before. From my own experiences, I enjoyed, in my 2 years of traveling after high school, the contact with locals, and the authenticity you get to explore. Jacobs is the perfect place to meet open-minded people that are aiming memories you will never forget.

Anna Ladyshenski

BA Integrated Social Sciences | 2011
Nationality: German/Russian

My major was Integrated Social Sciences and I personally think the strength was the diversity of things that I got to know, because it was not just psychology, it was not just economics, it was a mix of things. So I learned to look at the things in a holistic way, to not just tackle a problem from one side, but to see different perspectives. This is so important in your career life later on, because things have to be dealt with from different perspectives.

So, that’s the major thing, and the second one is just the internationality, because I wanted to study always, a bit like, abroad, but I didn’t want to be too far away from home, and Jacobs, for me was the perfect choice, because then I can study almost close to home, and still have this international feeling.

 

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Alumni Gallery


Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of career paths all over the world – may it be a professional or academic career or even the leap into entrepreneurship.

We want to share with you some of the exciting stories of our alumni.

Read what they have to say about the Jacobs experience and how it helped them personally and professionally.

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: d.heinsen [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4238