During the CTM studies there will be plenty of practical work which prepares students for their future career. One of the best ways to apply what has been learnt in lectures is working on a practical assignments. A project requires students to work towards a goal set by themselves or the client within a certain time frame. The cooperation between students and clients plays a central role as students get a first feeling of what it is like to work in order to meet somebody else’s expectations. While being supported by a professor it is the students’ job to develop a project plan and deliver results. This can range from planning an event, to generating and implementing a market research study for an enterprise or developing a new product idea. Over the years many smaller projects come up but there are two main ones which require a decent amount of time. The Outreach Project takes place in the 3rd semester and the Consulting Project in the 7th and 8th semester.

Outreach Project

The Outreach Project is the first time students work outside the campus. Having gained a general understanding of business and tourism in the first two semesters this is an ideal time to apply their knowledge. The project teams often work with clients in the region which benefits the relationships between the University and the local companies and also Bremerhaven itself.  In the past projects have been done with local institutions like Rückenwind für Leher Kinder e.V., Quartiersmeisterei Lehe, Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH, Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, Human Support Bremerhaven.

Consulting Project

The Consulting Project lasts the whole last year of studies. Students have now gained in-job experience during their internships and these projects are a good opportunity to deepen their knowledge. Consulting Projects are of a bigger scope and the clients can be internationally known tourism companies such as TUI Cruises as well as local institutions like the Klimastadtbüro, Zeitung der Straße and the Columbus Cruise Center Bremerhaven.