IUT & IAE Annecy – meeting with students

Recently I took a part in a discussion on Employment and International Work Experience during  Le Club des Entreprise Discussion Panel during 9th Semaine Emploi & Entreprise organised with Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Annecy-le-Vieux. The event was open to IAE & IUT Students. 

Myself and 2 other professionals answered several questions on working abroad, shared our experience and gave recommendations on how to find work experience placement.

Students wanted to know what is the best way to find a job in Irleand, secondly how to find accomodation and what to expect. The main key lessons I offered on going abroad were:

  • amazing adventure
  • you will make new friends, then you can visit them 🙂
  • you will improve your language
  • it might be hard at the start to adapt in a new culture, you might feel frustrated
  • there is no bad neither good about other cultures, it’s different
  • French students will miss cheese and good bread:)
  • you will learn a lot about yourself
  • optimze your time, travel around, visit places, talk to local people
  • stay around other nationalities, be curious

I shared some of my own cultural shock stories with the audience to help them imagine and understand what they might experience.

It was a great session with approx. 50 students. I hope this helped some of them to take the decision to apply for Erasmus or internships and set themselves on this fantastic adventure! #lifebeginsattheendofyourcomfortzone

View this post on Instagram

#tonyrobbins #comfortzone #bebrave

A post shared by Ewa Duraj OFF (@ewadurajoff) on

Useful links:

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: