Open Friday: Advancement skills? Social background and educational opportunities



  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
Career Center, Online-Meetingroom in Zoom

Not all students take university study for granted, and not all students can rely on their family’s own experiences. They are often the first in their family to become familiar with the educational landscape at universities, or their family has experience with educational systems other than Germany’s. How does social background affect educational careers? The familiar values, conventional ways of speaking or expressing yourself, and much more can collide with new, implicit rules and previously unfamiliar conduct, which can make you seem strange or, at the least, feel out of place. For some, these alienating feelings continue as they begin careers and beyond; others do not experience these feelings of strangeness.

What is “educational advancement”? What do we mean by “advancement skills”? Which resources, skills, and strengths develop for the sake of or by virtue of educational advancement?

This joint event between Hamburg and Universität Hamburg’s Career Center will take place virtually and in German language.

Head: Dr. Nina Feltz, Universität Hamburg, and Tina Maschmann, Hamburg

Dates: Friday, 12 January 2021, 10 am–2 pm

Course number
Led by
Dr. Nina Feltz, Bewegungssoziologin und stellvertr. Leitung des Career Centers
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students, UHH graduates (up to 2 years after graduating)
Max number of participants
Booking period
You can book this event until 12:00 p.m. on 11 February 2021.

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