Public language courses are boring

Vinz Leos experience as a dual student public economy - economic development

Vinz (20) is at the end of the first year of the dual DHBW course in public economy with a focus on business development.
He reported to AZUBIYO about his experiences with the dual system and the activities at the city of Stuttgart.

In October 2018, one year before the start of my studies, I applied to my practice, the City of Stuttgart, with my application documents, i.e. my last certificate, a cover letter and my résumé. A few weeks later I was allowed to take part in the assessment center, where we had an online test, group work and a personal interview. With the approval of my practice company, I received a place at the Mannheim Cooperative State University.

After my 6-month language stay abroad, the course began for me and all other new students in the city of Stuttgart with an introductory week and a welcome from the First Mayor, Dr. Mayer. In the introductory week we received a lot of helpful information, e.g. on the subject of occupational safety, vacation, working hours and a tour of the town hall including the bell tower. In addition, we were able to get to know our trainers and thus gain initial insights into our areas of activity.

In the first week of October I had my first day at the business development department, where I was introduced to the team and then I was allowed to take on small tasks. In the course of the weeks I was introduced to the ongoing projects and was able to introduce a voucher system for small and medium-sized companies, the "Optimal @Digital" project, which was supposed to support traders on their way to digitization and participate in many other smaller tasks .

Each practical phase, which usually lasts between 2-4 months, is followed by a 3-month theoretical phase at the DHBW Mannheim. In my first semester, for example, we had subjects such as business administration, marketing, municipal economy and public business administration. The practical relevance made it easier for me to understand economic relationships and to link what I had learned with my work at the town hall. I was also able to apply and deepen my theoretical knowledge directly in the practical phase.

In addition, the DHBW Mannheim offers a variety of training and leisure activities such as many language courses, discounted fitness studios, student projects and much more.

The fact that the business development students pass through various offices in the practical phases makes it a very varied course of study that will certainly never be boring.

Maybe you will be my new colleague next year :)
Dual studies in public economy - economic development at the state capital Stuttgart

"Very varied course that never gets boring"

Vinz (20) is currently at the end of the 1st year of the dual DHBW course in public economy with a specialization in business development.
He reported to AZUBIYO about his experiences with the dual system and the activities at the city of Stuttgart.

In October 2018, one year before the start of my studies, I applied to my practice, the City of Stuttgart, with my application documents, i.e. my last certificate, a cover letter and my résumé. A few weeks later I was allowed to take part in the assessment center, where we had an online test, group work and a personal interview. With the approval of my practice company, I received a place at the Mannheim Cooperative State University.

After my 6-month language stay abroad, the course began for me and all other new students in the city of Stuttgart with an introductory week and a welcome from the First Mayor, Dr. Mayer. In the introductory week we received a lot of helpful information, e.g. on the subject of occupational safety, vacation, working hours and a tour of the town hall including the bell tower. In addition, we were able to get to know our trainers and thus gain initial insights into our areas of activity.

In the first week of October I had my first day at the business development department, where I was introduced to the team and then I was allowed to take on small tasks. In the course of the weeks I was introduced to the current projects and was able to introduce a voucher system for small and medium-sized companies, the "Optimal @Digital" project, which was supposed to support traders on their way to digitization, and participate in many other smaller tasks .

Each practical phase, which usually lasts between 2-4 months, is followed by a 3-month theoretical phase at the DHBW Mannheim. In my first semester, for example, we had subjects such as business administration, marketing, municipal economy and public business administration. The practical relevance made it easier for me to understand economic relationships and to link what I had learned with my work at the town hall. I was also able to apply and deepen my theoretical knowledge directly in the practical phase.

In addition, the DHBW Mannheim offers a variety of training and leisure activities such as many language courses, discounted fitness studios, student projects and much more.

The fact that the business development students pass through various offices in the practical phases makes it a very varied course of study that will certainly never be boring.

Maybe you will be my new colleague next year :)