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

Thao from Vietnam, Account Analyst Trainee at Swiss Re

We bring to you another interesting story. Let´s read about Thao from Vietnam, who moved to Finland to continue with her study in Oulu University. Here´s what Thao shared from her experience in Slovakia. 

 

Why did you decide to take Erasmus+ traineeship opportunity? And why did you choose Slovakia?

„I tried to look for an internship in Europe, and I found this website erasmusinter.org ,well Slovakia came as the first result. I saw the program, the job description and the good benefits so I decided to apply.“

Did you have any expectations?

„Before I came here, I wanted to work in a multinational company and I wanted to get some experience in system that is well known in business life. After my internship, I have to say it was a good investment coming here, I learned a lot of things.“

What were your main responsibilities and tasks while you were on the traineeship?

„I worked as Account Analyst Trainee in Payment and Receive team, so I was responsible mostly for incoming payments for the whole Swiss Re company in Europe and Asia. I was responsible for a few entities in Swiss Re and also I needed to handle some investigations with the bank and different parties to solve the problems with payments.“

What would you say about Slovakia?

„The culture is different compared to Vietnam, however, I have been living in Finland so I didn´t experienced any cultural shock. In must say, I enjoyed to live in other European Union country. I rely liked the food in here, me and my friends ate quite frequent Slovak food in a restaurants. Also people in Slovakia are very friendly.“

Did you get a chance to travel to different places in Slovakia or in neighboring countries?

„Yes, of course. Thanks to the flexibility of my manager they gave me some day offs to travel around Europe. Being close to Vienna, allowed me to find cheap flights, and I was able to make many trips during my stay in here.“

What was the most memorable moment of your stay in Slovakia?

„What I liked the most? I can only think about my company- they were very friendly and helpful. They gave me full independence in work, which I found impressive.“

Would you like to say anything to other interns that are undecided about coming to Slovakia? 

„Just go for it, you will not regret this opportunity because Slovakia has a lot of multinational companies which would help you to start your career.“

 

Thank you Thao for this testimony. We wish you all the best with your future opportunities :)