We are looking for professionals from different professions as "informants/interviewees" who are willing to be available to students and their questions for about one to two hours. We will bring the two of you together and you will arrange to exchange information. The meeting will take place on Zoom, Skype or similar. Your job shadow will ask questions about your job and get answers directly from your professional practice.

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Job shadowing refers strictly to the professional context.

Das sind Ihre Benefits:

  • You will have the opportunity to assist students with their career orientation.
  • You can expand your network through prospective career starters.
  • You can use job shadowing as recruiting opportunity for internships, working students, job entrants.
  • You get all this without spending a lot of time.

Have we caught your interest?

If you would like to participate in one or more online job shadowings sessions, please register by emailing Ulucan@em.uni-frankfurt.de and give the following information:

  • Name
  • Email adress
  • Subject/subjects of study
  • Profession (About which profession(s) can you share information?)
  • Languages (In which languages are you able to communicate?)

Du you have any questions? Then please write:

Sibel Ulucan: Ulucan@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Testimonials from selected professionals

After completing my bachelor's degree in economics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and my master's degree in economics at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, i completed the trainee programm KfW IPEX Bank. Afterwards, I started my current position as a contract and credit manager in the sub-Saharan Africa division of KfW's development bank.

I think that, in addition to providing insight into my current job, I can also act as a mentor for students. During my studies, I worked as a student trainee for a management consultancy (A.T. Kearny), asset managers (Amundi, HSBC Asset Management) and in the corporate banking department of a bank (HSBC). In addition, I volunteered with AISEC throughout my student years. Most recently, I accompanied a board position there at the local level.

I see myself in a position to be able to provide young students with experience from a wide range of areas and to help concerning questions regarding studies and career entry. I am fluent in French and English and enjoy exchanging ideas with students in these languages.

I wished I had such a programme in my time, because practice and theory are very different. I would also like to show young students new paths that they may not have thought of. In particular, it is also important to me that people to whom the German language was/is foreign find a connection here in their everyday working lives.

I studied Business Administration (2002-2008) with the degree Diplom-Kauffrau at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. I majored in Marketing and minored in Management & Applied Microeconomics. I speak German, English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. After my studies I worked as a product manager at Mayflower Capital AG from 2008 to 2010. Since 2010 I have been an employee of Helaba – Hessische Landesbank. Until August 2020, I worked in the areas of fund price evaluation, price control, projects and private equity and since September 2020, I am a member of the ESF audit authority in the audit department. The European Social Fund (ESF) is the EU's main instrument for promoting employment and social inclusion.
As a politically minded person, I think volunteering is very important and essential for social cohesion. However, it is difficult for people who work to get involved. After all, we all have busy schedules. The job shadowing program is ideal here: the effort is calculable, it is flexible in terms of time, it’s location-independent through the use of Zoom, and the effect is immediately evident - a smiling person. As a political scientist with a PhD, I am on the road in Berlin and around the world as a business coach, diversity consultant and trainer for political adult education. Previously, I worked for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) for 13 years. Here I was mainly active in the international field and, among other things, managed the FES office in Palestine. I studied in Bonn, Birzeit (Palestine) and Hamburg.

I work as a Market Risk Business Expert at Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt for the last 2.5 years. I came to Europe in 2015 to do my masters from ESSEC Business School, France.

Having been an international student myself I understand the support required for someone to be successful in a foreign country. The job-shadowing program is a wonderful initiative by Goethe university which provides a platform to students and mentors to share life experiences. It helps students gain clarity and professional guidance in an unfamiliar environment.

I visited Goethe University for the first time in 2019 as a guest speaker with Commerzbank AG to talk about skills that make students more employable. Since then, I have conducted various online workshops with Goethe University. The job shadowing program gives me another avenue to be involved with this community.

Sibel Ulucan
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 
1. OG, Raum 1.G026

Focus areas:

Career coaching, future skills & job shadowing for international students


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