Eleanor Stephen
Student Recruitment Officer
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Making the most of the 3-Day Study Model

March 6, 2018
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After completing your bachelor’s you have two choices:
1)  Start working; or
2)  Do your master’s

Those who go for option 1) will build relevant experience and gain competitive practical knowledge which they will carry with them throughout their career.
Those who choose option 2) will all have one common goal: to build on their existing expertise and begin their career with a foundation of essential theoretical knowledge.

Given the opportunity, would you choose both? Study full-time whilst working part-time?

A 3-Day study model allows you to do just this: gain theoretical knowledge in the classroom whilst challenging your book-smarts directly in the workplace.

How does this actually work?

Pre-experience master’s students at Frankfurt School have classes on two days during the week and on Saturdays. You will still complete a full-time master’s, however, you will also have the unique opportunity to work-part time, if you would like to.

Working student jobs, part-time work and internships are easily feasible throughout your studies. Especially when you are located in Frankfurt, Germany’s business district, with numerous companies including Commerzbank, UBS and the big four, ready to employ students directly from our business school.

You could accumulate 2 years’ work experience, enhancing your CV before you’ve even graduated. Not only is this one of the reasons why 80% of our students have secured a job before graduation, but also why Frankfurt School has been ranked #1 in Germany for employability.

What if I don’t want to work?

The 3-Day Model allows you to be flexible. You could also get involved in student life by joining student initiatives or even creating your own initiative. Although English is the language of instruction of your Master programme, learning German is beneficial for everyday life and will also help for future employability. You may also want to familiarise yourself with Frankfurt city during your first few months of living here. There’s no saying what you have to do, it’s rather what you want to do.

Is it really manageable?

Maria Vilamil, Master in Management Class of 2019, said that “working part-time alongside your full-time studies takes a lot of time management and self-discipline. I started working during the second semester while also studying German and definitely realised the change in life-style, but I am learning every day and enjoying the challenge.” 

Working as a young professional and enhancing your CV with practical knowledge, whilst studying in a diverse and international environment, boosts your profile and allows you to stand out from the crowd. If you’re not sure whether you should choose option 1) or 2), there is always the possibility to do both. 

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