A BUSINESS PREP YEAR FOR AMBITIOUS YOUNG WOMEN WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD
» After graduating from high school, do you want to get off to a great start?
» Are you interested in studying economics and business, because you want to shape the world and take responsibility?
» Do you want to establish a strong network for your professional future as early as possible?
» Do you want to motivate and inspire others in your career?
» Are you highly motivated and driven to achieve?
» Do you want to become the best version of you that you can?
THEN sophia-t IS JUST RIGHT FOR YOU.
PROECOMOMICS PROVIDES YOU WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIELD OF ECONOMICS, AT THE HIGHEST STANDARD — AND MORE.
For the leading ladies of tomorrow, the valuable sophia-t program offers an exclusive opportunity to develop the attitude and aptitude that are essential to a successful career launch — before you even begin studying. Guided by experts, you will be immersed in the practice of management and entrepreneurship in industrial SMEs. The program places particular value on individual advancement in the following areas:
» Foundations of economics
» Management skills
» Professional and leadership qualities
» Internationalism and intercultural competence
» Entrepreneurship in industrial small to medium-sized enterprises
» Fundamental understanding of engineering and industrial matters
» Social and community responsibility
As part of this orientation year develop and unfold the expert and the leader within yourself and discover an attractive working environment with diverse opportunities to mould your own future — the economy of Germany’s small to medium-sized enterprises. As the central motor of innovation for Germany’s economy, the country’s SMEs are highly regarded abroad. sophia-t will give you access to a network of hidden (and not-so-hidden) champions — a network that will prove to be an extremely supportive foundation for your career after you complete your studies. As SMEs shape the future, you can contribute your ideas.
sophia-t is a project of Sophia.T gemeinnuetzigen GmbH. Sophia.T gGmbH offers qualification programs in the areas of philosophy, aerospace and engineering for domestic and international pupils and high school graduates, with the appropriate functional and educational facilities. sophia-t has its own campus for living and learning, in Teningen, near Freiburg im Breisgau. Sophia.T is a non-profit limited liability company under German law (gemeinnuetzige GmbH).
PROGRAM TIMES 01.09. – middle of July
REGISTRATION DEADLINE END OF APRIL
sophia-t consists of eight modules, and the content is communicated in the course of the Business Prep Year
GO FOR MANAGEMENT
The aim of this module is to prepare participants for a future management role:
» Role models: Conversations and support with inspiring leaders
» Introduction to management and leadership
» Coaching and techniques for leading discussions and negotiations
» Corporate check-up: management
In this module, the participants’ personal strengths, and the knowledge they have acquired at home and abroad, are used to develop intercultural competence:
» Business English
» Courses on intercultural competence
» International postings
» Lectures and seminars on international business at excellent universities
» Internship abroad
» Corporate check-up: intercultural competence
The name, sophia-t, says it all. The modules are strongly shaped by economics and prepare participants for their academic studies accordingly::
» Introduction to economics
» Lectures and seminars on economics at excellent universities
» Project management
Startup & Entrepreneurship
The Startup & Entrepreneurship module immerses participants in the world of business founders and entrepreneurs and introduces methods of innovation development:
» Working in startup centres
» Innovation development
» Pitching innovation ideas at E-TOP (investor event)
In the Philosophy module, participants are introduced to philosophical thinking. At the same time, they receive stimuli for personality development:
» Philosophy, economics and engineering
» Voice training
» Writing workshop
» Conflict management
» Improvisation theater
» Presence, presentation and moderation
» Poetry slam
» Debating club
The Be Social module sharpens participants’ awareness of the social implications of the responsibility they will bear in their careers:
» Business ethics and social responsibility
» Social and/or charitable project
Be a Tiger
The Be a Tiger module gives participants the chance to experience their own determination and the joy of achievement as success factors. At the same time, a solid foundation of entrepreneurial behavioural competence is laid:
» Corporate planning game
» Independent execution of business projects
» Shock project: financial planning game, Day and Night
In the Connected module, participants take on an active role in the sophia-t Global Management Network, e.g by shaping the events with their own contributions:
» Global Management Network
» Model United Nations
» Contact to mentors
Participants live and learn at the sophia-t campus in Teningen, near Freiburg im Breisgau.
The campus is the heart of sophia-t. The aim is that all essential joint activities can take place on the campus. So the site has been designed to encourage a synergistic harmony of learning, working and living. The concept for the facilities is as open as possible and designed to encourage active interaction.