Job Searching and Networking in English

Practical information

This course is a joint project of the Language Centre and the Career Centre

  • Teacher:           Sara Cotelli
  • Level:               B2-C1
  • Classroom:      110
  • Address:           Pierre-à-Mazel 7
  • Time:                Thursday 12 - 2pm
  • Dates:               From March 14 to April 18, 2019
  • Price:               Students/doctoral students UniNE : CHF 126.-
                             Staff and Alumni UniNE : CHF 168.-
                             Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 168.-
                             Staff other institutions : CHF 182.-

Advanced students and doctoral students who need to start looking for a job and want to brush up their professional English. This course will focus both on teaching the language and the skills required for job searching.

There are no special entry requirements except for the students’ level of English. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is at least B1+. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Enseignement.”

  • Write a CV/résumé and a convincing covering letter ;
  • Know and use the correct language in formal emails;
  • Speak about yourself, your professional motivations and objectives ;
  • Interact with ease in formal professional situations (job interview) ;
  • Interact with ease in informal professional situations (networking, elevator pitch)

Flexi-cours: the course takes place over six weeks. Students are required to do autonomous work at the EspaceMultimédia d’Auto-apprentissage (E.M.A.) for 10 hours during the semester.

Activities will cover both oral and written English, with an emphasis on oral communication. Each of the five session will focus on a theme and allow students to practice their oral communication.

Regular attendance (maximum 2 absences per semester) and active participation in class

Completion of the tasks below:

  • 2 oral tasks: (1) a mock job interview; (2) an elevator pitch.
  • 2 written tasks: (3) a CV and cover letter; (4) a formal email. These will be evaluated as a whole by the teacher according to a set of criteria.

The course material is going to be distributed in class. Students are required to contribute CHF 5.- towards the cost of printing and photocopying.