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The Student Experience. Lizzie Fane 12 th November 2013. International Work Placements. We have advice about…. Erasmus Work Placements Internships abroad Writing a CV/cover letter in different countries Applying for jobs internationally Plus: city survival tips, finance and accommodation.
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The Student Experience Lizzie Fane 12th November 2013 International Work Placements
We have advice about… • Erasmus Work Placements • Internships abroad • Writing a CV/cover letter in different countries • Applying for jobs internationally • Plus: city survival tips, finance and accommodation
PLUS: How to make the most of the summer holidays… • Au pairing • Language courses • Work exp./internships • Festivals • Bar/restaurant work • TEFL • Travelling/inter-railing • Volunteering
It gave me… • Confidence and independence • Impressive CV content • Useful contacts • Money • A commitment-free taster of a career option • An opportunity to improve my language skills in a business context • An opportunity to develop valuable workplace skills • A business idea…
Valuing the Year Abroad thirdyearabroad.com/graduates
Entrepreneurship: Applingua.com Founded by Rob Lo Bue, 26, year abroad working as a Trainee Project Manager in Munich, Germany.
Career-boost • Fluent language skills • Working in an international team • Career goals, leadership experience • Transferable skills, problem solving • A year of hands-on experience outside your comfort zone
79% of employers say knowledge of intercultural skills and other culturesis more important than degree classification Martin Davidson, CE, British Council
“The value of [a student’s] international experience goes beyond purely the acquisition of language – it lies inthe ability to see business and personal issues from other than your own cultural perspective." Charles Macleod, Head of UK Resourcing for PricewaterhouseCoopers
Career opportunities in… • International Organisations spread around the world • Global organisations based in the UK • UK companies with clients or customers in the graduate’s year abroad destination/speaking their language(s) • Smaller companies which the graduate can help to generate business abroad
Lizzie Fane email@example.com @lizziefane