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

Ms. Tjaša Merkač, from Slovenia, Sales administrator trainee

I have done my Bachelor in the Marketing field at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Ljubljana in the capital of Slovenia. So, my hometown is not that far from Bratislava.

 

I love hiking, going outside, and getting some fresh air, that is also the way I like to spend my free time.

 2.Why did you decide to take the Erasmus + internship opportunity? Why did you choose Slovakia?

It was my long-time wish to gain practical knowledge after I finish my studies (or in my last year).

I chose Slovakia as it is not that far from my home country but at the same time here you have more possibilities to work for international companies.

For me this was enough to challenge myself how would I manage my life in a foreign place and how quickly am I able to adjust to changes.

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

My duties were to automate the workflows for the financial teams and organize the database according the needs. Moreover, created reports, dashboards and developed new projects for the business. 

4. Did you learn anything new in your field? Tell us bit more about your acquired skills and competencies.

I would say I am more confident not so afraid to ask for help or who is responsible for what. And mostly I do not take things too much to my heart anymore.

5. What was the most beneficial part of your work? 

1 - Working within international company has its perks you have a feeling you are communicating all around the world :)

2 -would say mostly people that I've met :')

6. What was the most difficult part of your work life?

Probably "try to fit in" after a while you get used to it as I met new people there gain some new connections it was fine. But first month it was quite a challenge. 

7. What would you say about Slovakia? Have you noticed any cultural differences between Slovakia and your country?

For me it has to be the food. Best pizza in town (Basilico) and burgers right from our flat (Roxor). But I would say that we are quite the same (we are all Slavic) and even though we say we are open and easily approachable, that is not the case. We are quite closed, you have to get to know a bit someone to lose up a bit. 

8. How did Covid influence your life during the internship? Pros and cons?

It was a moment when I was a bit afraid. But it passed, we talked with roommates and it was much better. I would say from time to time I am a bit stressed out. But other than that it was mostly positive, I am more focused on myself.

9. Would you like to recommend anything to the newcomers?

Any kind of out of your comfort zone is a good challenge/experience to gain whichever county whichever position. I bet you will have fun and enjoy Bratislava if you decide on it.