Study abroad during university, and more importantly study abroad with the goal of improving one’s ability with a foreign language by spending a prolonged period of time in another country has been changing over the past years. There is a rising demand of intercultural competence. Within Europe the Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements Program provides this opportunity and an increasing number of US universities also facilitate internship programs abroad. The increase in numbers of students interested in this type of study abroad is directly related to the need to acquire professional experience that will make them more employable.
de Stefanie Claudia Müller
Germany is reknown for its profund education system The Robert Bosch Academy is a core center for interdisciplinary, multilateral dialog, and solutions-oriented cooperation on the global challenges of the 21st century. It offers a variety of scholarships for international students.
By Meghan Morris, Madrid
Your cover letter’s few paragraphs can mean the difference between the “rejection” and “consideration” piles for your next job interview – but how do you move from the former to the latter?
The International Design Week Warsaw is a student exchange program, which involves representatives of the most prestigious business schools in the world, such as Rotterdam School of Management and the University in Beijing.
Student jobs are in some European countries like Spain very rare, in the UK not. Also in Germany you can always find side jobs as a waiter or in a warehouse. When you study near to the coast or in a touristic area, you normally can easy find a summer job. Shops, restaurants and bars begin searching for seasonal staff as early as March. You may not have finished uni quite yet but distributing your CV (as long as it clearly notes your availability) before sixth form leavers can give you a massive advantage. Guy Townsin, careers manager at Portsmouth University says: “Advertised seasonal jobs will be few and far between, so use your networks to seek out unadvertised opportunities and use your university careers service to help tailor a CV for seasonal work.”
Economics as a subject fails. In an open letter 42 associations of economics students in 19 countries called for more pluralism in the way economics is taught at universities. The letter said the subject was in crisis and its lack of intellectual diversity was limiting their ability to contend with multi-dimensional challenges. .