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. Nahida Heydarova, from Azerbaijan, Mykolas Romeris University - Purchase order administrator

My name is Nahida Heydarova, and I'm from Azerbaijan, one of the Caucasus' most beautiful countries. I'm a logistics management MBA student at MRU in Lithuania. Last year I won the Erasmus scholarship and continued the second term of my program in Brescia, Italy. Furthermore, I hold a bachelor's and master's degree in transport engineering from Azerbaijan Technical University.

I started my career as an intern at the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where I later assumed the role of lead consultant in the department of transport policies. Due to my passion for logistics management and continuous self-development, I left my job there to pursue an education in Europe. I volunteered in charity organizations in Azerbaijan. I enjoy performing yoga and teaching yoga to the elderly.

 

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

I visited Bratislava several years ago and was fascinated by its beauty. As well as the architectural beauty, I enjoyed the friendly people and hospitality. Once I returned from my trip, I researched this country extensively and came to love it even more. Slovakia is a multicultural country offering many opportunities - several companies such as Biosynth s.r.o. operate in Slovakia which matches my interests. Having the internship opportunity in a country you love was a dream come true.

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

My main responsibilities are designed to provide me the opportunity to gain practical knowledge, learn and develop. The majority of my work involves creating and managing purchase orders in SAP, working with suppliers to make sure shipments are on schedule, and interacting frequently with other departments.

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

This experience gave me a whole new perspective on my work experience. I improved my interpersonal skills while learning more about the technical parts of my job. Additionally, I enjoyed learning new cultures from people I met at my new job.

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

My colleagues were one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job; their positive attitude let me forget that I was a foreigner.

In addition, my circle of friends has expanded. I met a diverse group of interns from various countries and cultures. I also had the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries.

The most rewarding part of my Erasmus+internship experience was receiving a job offer from my company, which provides me the opportunity to work in the country I love.

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

Slovakia has the largest number of castles and chateaux. These are a few interesting facts about Slovakia that surprised me:

1.     Working hours- While Slovaks begin work as early as 7 or 8 a.m., most office hours in my country begin at 9 a.m.

2.     Shops - Other fascinating information include the fact that unlike my country shops here are closed on weekends and holidays.

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

I got my full vaccination here and didn't have any complications with Covid.

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

Don't think too much... just take advantage of this great opportunity.

This opportunity provides you with valuable life skills and international experience that will assist you in your personal, professional, and academic development and help you succeed in the modern world. This experience gives you a new desire to take a different approach to tasks, to live every opportunity to the fullest. 

 

 

Ms. Nahida Heydarova, from Azerbaijan, Mykolas Romeris University - Purchase order administrator