Hello dear readers,
How have you been? Sorry if you have been missing new posts on my blog…
I have been really busy with studying, making friends, looking for business opportunities and just having a great time here in London.
With Christmas on our doorstep (and Sinterklaas already back to Spain..gheghe) the year is almost coming to his end.
Time flies, especially when you are living in The City.
Today’s post is in collaboration with Study-Globe, a company which supports students going abroad. Located in my favorite city of The Netherlands, Breda.
Study-Globe helped me with finding my study abroad, all for free and based on the vision of the European Union to stimulate students to live and study in different cultures. Study-Globe also provides language courses if you want to study a new language in a country far, far away.
I hope you lovely readers will like this co-written post and just pop-in the office of Study-Globe if you are interested in a adventure with career perspective!
A guest blog from Study-Globe
Nowadays it is important to stand out when you are applying for a job. There are so many students and future employees who are highly educated and have done internships to gain experience, that it is hard to be that one special candidate a company wants to hire. So how does one stand compared to all the others?
Of course students can start by participating in extracurricular activities, such as joining an honours programme, or being an active member of a student association. Those are serious activities that show you make the most out of your education and look great on your resume! When you really want to go that extra mile during or after your studies you can always consider going abroad.
There are a lot of things you can go abroad for during or after school. For example, a lot of studies give students the opportunity to go abroad for an internship. This way they get the best of both worlds, the students gain experience in the work field they desire to have a career in and they experience a new culture and country. Also,
you learn a lot of other skills when going abroad; you’ll learn to be independent, to take risks and maybe even learn a new language. These skills will make a future employer feel like they want you to be a part of their company.
Next to doing an internship, you can also take part in a language course. A language is best learned in an environment where it is the main language, so when you really want to up your game in a certain language you must go abroad! Having knowledge of multiple languages is not only fun and convenient for yourself, it also comes in handy when wanting to work in international companies. There are a lot of businesses who work with partners all over the world, mostly in English. So if you’re not confident about your English or just want to really improve the language, you can consider an English course in e.g. England, South-Africa or Malta. But also the languages German, Spanish or even Chinese can help you in the international business world.
Lastly, it is also an amazing idea to go study abroad. You can do your minor abroad or choose to do a complete bachelor’s or master’s study in another country. There are a lot of different study options so almost anyone can take on the chance to go study abroad. Especially when you are into economics and/or business studies it is very useful to (partially) study abroad, because of the global aspect in the industry. Not only will you learn a lot from the study itself, you will get to meet and interact with students from all over the world. Getting to know all these different cultures can come in handy in your career in global business. Even more, you can really get some networking done during your study abroad.
Business schools in countries like England, the United States or even Dubai focus a lot more on real world experience and networking than educational facilities in the Netherlands do. Use this to your advantage! Especially when you are doing a complete study abroad you can use that networking with international companies to find an impressive internship as well. For students who don’t want to commit to doing long period
s of time abroad, there is also the option to do one or multiple short masterclasses abroad (those often take up just a few days but do look good on your resume) or take online classes from a foreign school.
Whenever students think about going abroad for any kind of reason, we really want to encourage them to go. Not only is it good for your future career, it will definitely be an amazing personal experience as well. Study-Globe can help you make your dreams come true and wants to advise you in the best way possible, so please visit our website when you want to take part in an adventure abroad. Of course we alsowish Jacco all the best during his further study in London!
The Study-Globe team