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On the way for international career

18 students went with the Transnational Career Service to a job fair in the Czech Republic

On the 3rd and 4th of December, 18 students of TU Chemnitz went to Liberec, Czech Republic, to visit the job fair "T-Forum”. More than 50 companies were present and offered the students the opportunity to network and to receive information about an international career entry. This event was arranged by the Transnational Career Service of TU Chemnitz in cooperation with TU Liberec.

"Our offers are supposed to show students the career perspectives of our neighboring country. The Czech Republic gives students the chance to gain international work experience right on their doorstep,” says Katharina Wohlgemuth from the Transnational Career Service. She organized the event which did not only include the job fair but also some other highlights: The students participated in the workshop "Job Fair Etiquette” where they had the chance to practice their self-presentation skills at the fair. A typical Czech dinner provided the opportunity to practice networking. There was plenty to talk about since many of the participants had not been to the Czech Republic before. Because of the different nationalities of the students, the trip was a great opportunity of intercultural exchange. "We had more than 200 registrations for the excursion. The first 18 participants were from Turkey, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Russia, India, Iran and Germany - all students of TU Chemnitz. This represents the diversity of our university which contributed to the success of our trip”, says Katharina Wohlgemuth. The student`s feedback confirms this statement. Saeed Soltani, student of Automotive Software Engineering, summarizes his impressions: "I did not expect to have such an exciting trip. It was a great experience for me to have an interesting journey with a young and positive team to visit a new city and country. It is needless to say that the role of the responsible and kind leaders to make such an organized trip must not be forgotten.”

The city of Liberec also made an impression on the tour group from Chemnitz. With a light snowfall, it was a quite beautiful wintry scene and some of the students probably come back another time.

There are further interesting offers of the Transnational Career Service for German and international students. This semester, there are still some free places in the English-speaking workshop "Applying and Working in Germany”. For further information and the registration, please visit: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/career-service/workshops/semesterprogramm.php.

The Transnational Career Service is funded by the European Social Fund and the Free State of Saxony.

For further information, please contact Dr. Christian Genz, phone 0371 531-19930, e-mail: christian.genz@hrz.tu-chemnitz.de.

(Author: Ronald Herzog)

Katharina Thehos
11.12.2013

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