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 Alumni & Networking 

The years spent at university are like any other chapter in one's life: unique, but integrated into a larger biography. Alumni associations help students and graduates maintain the unique experiences of university and their personal meaning. In doing so, alumni associations allow their members not only to help maintain important personal networks but also to build important professional networks that can provide tips, contacts, advice, and a highly valuable forum for exchanging ideas and career experiences.

Keep in touch with American Studies by joining the
American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V. (ASLAA)

The American Studies Leipzig Alumni Association e.V. (ASLAA) was founded in 2017 and is the official alumni association for BA and MA graduates of American Studies Leipzig. We establish a lasting connection between enrolled students, alumni/alumnae, and the institute and thus offer a way to always stay in contact with American Studies Leipzig. Each year, we organize a graduation ceremony to honor the students’ successful completion of the American Studies BA or MA program. We also welcome new students at the student orientation BBQ in October and offer a variety of events throughout the semester. For example, we organize workshops where we assist students in refining and strengthening their skills and talents, or professional roundtables where we invite former ASL graduates to talk about their various career paths. With our work we mainly aim at creating a network of current as well as former American Studies students and at supporting graduates in building their future by promoting the exchange of ideas and goals related to a degree in American Studies.  

The association is always in search of new members. We look forward to both members joining us to enrich and broaden our network and to those ready to take action to help us organize our events. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

Workshops

Since its founding, the ASLAA has initiated and hosted a variety of workshops. Our workshops engage in different topics each semester. Participants benefit greatly as they get the chance to expand and improve their skill sets.

 

The workshop on What to do with American Studies?, for example, is usually held in October and has turned out to be a success twice already. We also offer study-related workshops that focus on BA/MA theses writing and business-related ones on how to apply for internships, traineeships and permanent positions. All of our workshop concepts are also designed to develop the participants’ soft skills, such as time management and team work.

 

 

Workshops held by the ASLAA are free of charge, open to the public and held in English. Signing up beforehand is not necessary. Feel free to stop by and participate!

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