Laura, PR Intern, Lithuania

"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, it was one of the best decisions of my life."

Laura, PR Intern, Lithuania

Sebastian, Light Designer, Poland

"I received a very good support. The colleagues helped me with everything."

Sebastian, Light Designer, Poland

Quentin, IT Specialist, France

"The best part was the culture. It is very interesting and beautiful."

Quentin, IT Specialist, France

Shane, Financial Assistant, UK

"I told to myself: Why not to apply, why not to have a beautiful experience?"

Shane, Financial Assistant, UK

Arba, Financial Analyst, Albanian studying in Austria

"I was involved in different types of tasks and I was trusted to execute them independently."

Arba, Financial Analyst, Albanian studying in Austria

Lucas, Startup Project Coordinator, Brazil

"I’m enjoying the work; it meets my professional and academic background."

Lucas, Startup Project Coordinator, Brazil

Keerthi, Mechanical Engineer, India

"I received more then i expected. Keep up the good work, Placement Slovakia."

Keerthi, Mechanical Engineer, India

Emanuel, Accountant Trainee, Portugal

"I put theory into practise and I got to know financial activity of a large company."

Emanuel, Accountant Trainee, Portugal

Vitor, Executive Assistant, Portugal

"Please come! Do not stay at home; rather travel, meet new people and explore Slovakia."

Vitor, Executive Assistant, Portugal

Daniel, Online Marketing Operator, Spain

"What will I miss the most? My job, probably."

Daniel, Online Marketing Operator, Spain

Miguel, Web Developer, Portugal

"I met amazing people and fall in love with a city that I did not even know few years ago."

Miguel, Web Developer, Portugal

Monica, Marketing trainee, Indian studying in Austria

"I am treated as full-time employee, which is great."

Monica, Marketing trainee, Indian studying in Austria

Vinay, Mechanical Engineer, Indian studying in Germany

"It is fun to learn new things; language and to explore new places."

Vinay, Mechanical Engineer, Indian studying in Germany

Pedro, Industrial Engineer, Portugal

"I am having a blast here!"

Pedro, Industrial Engineer, Portugal

Joao Pedro, Communication Assistant, Portugal

"My colleagues have become my friends. What can be better?"

Joao Pedro, Communication Assistant, Portugal

Pablo, Mechanical Engineer, Spain

"I like the travelling opportunities Bratislava offers."

Pablo, Mechanical Engineer, Spain

André Lagos, Project Coordinator assistant, Portugal.

“A few days after my arrival, I was already feeling like home”

André Lagos, Project Coordinator assistant, Portugal.

Tahmina Mumtaz, Junior SAP specialist, Pakistan

"I believe that this experience will enable me to follow my future endeavours in a defined way, and nourish me professionally.”

Tahmina Mumtaz, Junior SAP specialist, Pakistan

Abdullah, a PhD. student from Turkey has been doing his Erasmus+ Internship in Slovakia for 3 months.  He decided to start this writing series with the encouragement of Placement Slovakia which provided him this internship opportunity.  Abdullah knows that it is a really challenging process to find an internship, and for that reason he would like to share his step by step experience from acceptance of traineeship until present days.

 

What is his story like ? :

My internship story began with my first Erasmus+ experience in Austria. After 5 spectacular months I spent there, my desire to learn different cultures has increased even more. Since then I started to explore for internship opportunities related to my background and fortunately I found Placement Slovakia programme on the internet. 

I applied for Big Data Specialist position in Žilina which is the 4th largest city in Slovakia. The application process was straightforward. I only filled an online application form and received a confirmation e-mail. Within a week I received another e-mail for my first interview. We interviewed over Skype and it took about 15 minutes. The first interview questions were mostly general.  Then I received another e-mail with an invitation for the second round of interview after 2 weeks since the first interview. This time, I was interviewed by the company manager and it took about 15 minutes. However, this one was more specific about my technical background and required skills for the position.

In the end of a nearly 40 days lasting period I found an acceptance e-mail in my inbox and this was the beginning of a new adventure for me…

We are happy that Abdullah shared the beginning of his story with us and we are looking forward to the next chapter of his Slovakian adventure, which is going to be about the journey to Slovakia, first days in Žilina and visa issues

 

Abdullah is our first Turkish trainee in Slovakia. Check the beginning of his journey.