“Make it in Germany” – Pave your way to success
2014-03-06: The first “Make it in Germany” information event in 2014 took place on March 1st in Hanoi. The participants were provided with information on living and working in Germany and details on residence and work permits.
On March 1st the “Make it in Germany” advisors held a conference in Handiresco Tower Hanoi as a kick off to this year’s event series. Approximately 50 participants attended. Those were mainly highly qualified professionals and German alumni from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) jobs with several years of work experience. Besides several Master students from the “Terma Vietnam Program”, joined the event. The program is a joint Master of Science between the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources.
The local “Make it in Germany” advisor Anh Hong Pham brought the participants up to date on the regulations of the Blue Card EU, which is both a residence and work permit for qualified professionals. She also reported on the attractive conditions for German Alumni. They have the advantage of a well-recognized degree from Germany and good knowledge of the German language, which is very important for succeeding on the German labor market.
The attendees actively participated in the discussions about the link between practical experience and finding a job in Germany, the working conditions and on living in Germany. The “I made it” stories of successful applicants in 2013 greatly motivated the participants to search and apply for jobs in Germany and especially benefit from the consultancy service and support that “Make it in Germany” advisors offer.
Deutschland – Entdecken und Erleben: “Make it in Germany” at the German Day 2013 in Hanoi
2013-12-02: The "Make it in Germany" Team from India, Indonesia and Vietnam jointly participated in the German Day 2013 of the German Embassy.
On November 16, 2013, the annual German day organized by the German Embassy took place in the History Museum in Hanoi. A lot of German organisations such as the German academic exchange service (DAAD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), various political foundations, universities and companies participated in the event.
About 3000 visitors had the chance to get various information about Germany ranging from information stands of German organizations, cultural events, food and drinks to a German concert at the end of the day. Among the visitors were mainly young students studying German, qualified professionals and Germany Alumni who wanted to get informed about living and working opportunities in Germany.
For the first time since the “Make it in Germany” pilot project has been launched earlier this year, all advisors from India, Indonesia and Vietnam jointly contributed to the programme. Beside the well visited information booth, where visitors had the chance to get consultation on sight and also arrange personal appointments, the project was presented on stage. Through short interviews with all advisors and a Germany Quiz the audience had the chance to learn both about the specific project structure and services and also test their knowledge about Germany in general. Later on, the “Make it in Germany” team rehearsed one of their typical Consulting sessions to demonstrate the function of the project and to illustrate the process from the first consulting session to an actual job opportunity in Germany.
Through the German Day, the “Make it in Germany” team had a valuable opportunity to introduce the project to the public and the German community in Vietnam, especially to professionals and young students who have shown a strong interest to the open job market for qualified professionals in Germany.
Interview on “Make it in Germany” in Viet Nam
2013-10-14: Dominik Ziller, Head of the Directorate for Migration talks to Tuoitre News about the “Make it in Germany” initiative and how Germany wants to attract Vietnamese skilled professionals in a development-sensitive manner.
The “Make it in Germany” advisors in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are part of a unique project carried out by the Directorate for Migration of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. “Make it in Germany” aims at attracting highly skilled professionals for the German labour market. Dominik Ziller, Head of the Directorate for Migration talks to Tuoitre News about the “Make it in Germany” initiative and how Germany wants to attract Vietnamese skilled professionals in a development-sensitive manner. Read the complete interview here: http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/13767/germany-in-search-of-skilled-labor-from-vietnam
More information on the “Make it in Germany” pilot projects
“Make it in Germany” at the quarterly Alumni Talk
2013-06-20: “Make it in Germany” participated in the quarterly Alumni Talk hosted by the German Embassy, GIZ, DAAD and the Goethe Institute.
The second Alumni Talk in 2013, hosted by the German Embassy, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Goethe Institute, focused on the very current topic “The Future of Transportation in Vietnamese Cities – Opportunities and Challenges”. Following the presentations of various distinguished speakers, the participants were able to exchange ideas while enjoying snacks and drinks during an informal gathering in the court yard of the Goethe Institute. On this occasion, the Vietnamese “Make it in Germany” Advisors Anh Hong Pham and Hai Au Tran presented the Welcome to Germany Portal and engaged in talks with Alumni who are interested in working and living in Germany. As many participants have already heard of the initiative, it became clear that during the last months the “Make it in Germany” portal has become increasingly well-known and popular within the Alumni network in Vietnam.
“Make it in Germany” at the DAAD Alumni Conference – 10th Anniversary of DAAD in Viet Nam
2013-05-17: "Make it in Germany" took part in one of the most reputable alumni conferences held by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in cooperation with the Vietnamese-German Center of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). More than 500 alumni from all over the country joined the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the DAAD Office in Viet Nam.
On May 10 and 11, DAAD used the occasion of their 10th anniversary to hold a conference together with its alumni as well as other German institutions represented in Viet Nam. The event took place at the HUST campus in Hanoi. An important part of the programme was the “Alumni Debate” which dealt with various topics related to bilingual relations between the two countries, such as education and sustainable development.
The two “Make it in Germany” advisors Anh Hong Pham and Hai Au Tran seized the chance to inform the guests about working opportunities for qualified professionals in Germany. The “Make it in Germany” booth attracted a lot of interested visitors enquiring information about the Welcome to Germany Portal and exploring their prospects for living and working in Germany. The two advisors offered personal consulting services right at the point and discussed prospective cooperation with the alumni in spreading the information about “Make it in Germany” and supporting the interested applicants.
After a series of “Make it in Germany” workshops in various big cities in Viet Nam, including Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hue, the participation of “Make it in Germany” at the DAAD Alumni Event helped to get more attention for the German Qualified Professionals Initiative – not only within the Germanophile community.
The DAAD in Vietnam (English/German/Vietnamese).
‘Make it in Germany’ team visits Viet Nam‘s largest technical university
2013-04-29: With more than 40,000 students in over 20 faculties, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is by far the largest technical university in Viet Nam. For the first time, ‘Make it in Germany’ advisors talked to HUST students here about possible career prospects in Germany.
On 2 April 2013, around 200 students at HUST took up the offer by the two ‘Make it in Germany’ advisors, Anh Hong Pham and Hai Au Tran, to come and learn about living and working in Germany. The two advisors presented the diverse contents and functions of the ‘Make it in Germany’ website, explaining in detail the current regulations governing the residence status of foreign workers in Germany. During a subsequent podium discussion with representatives of Alumniportal Deutschland, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and representatives of HUST, students were able to get answers to specific questions they had and also engage in direct exchanges with the advisors.
On more than one occasion the students were told that knowledge of German would substantially boost their chances of finding employment in Germany. Fortunately, HUST students have a great selection and can learn German directly on campus by attending one of the many courses on offer at the Vietnamese-German Center – a joint HUST-DAAD cooperation. Furthermore, HUST runs a joint study programme with Leibniz University located in the German city of Hanover.
For the ‘Make it in Germany’ advisors, the visit to HUST was the first in a series of information events at various Vietnamese universities. Since the beginning of the year they have been assisting Vietnamese specialists on making their way to Germany. Advisory services range from general information events to individual assistance for people looking for a job and trying to get through the application procedure and useful tips on how to prepare for the move to Germany. Besides Viet Nam, this service is also on offer in Indonesia and India.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH provides this on-site service in these three countries on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWi) in cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency’s (BA) International Placement Services (ZAV).
Information on the ‘Make it in Germany’ advisors (English).
The Hanoi University of Science and Technology (English/Vietnamese)