After my graduation in Political Science and International Relations, I decided to undertake an experience of working abroad with the Erasmus+ project. Despite the difficult year that we are living , I tried to jump into this project in Poland.
Having already done an Erasmus period I was already psychologically prepared for all the unexpected and dynamic that could happen but fortunately the work in Poland was handled very well.
So , I was part of a WiPjobs company that deals with Recruiting, helps to find work for people who require a certain type of job and conversely for entrepreneurs who ask for a certain type of skills from the candidate . In this experience, WiPjobs worked with its main partner: MaterEuropei, a highly qualified Master that takes place in 4 different countries.
WiPjobs has focused on guiding the students of this master’s degree to the best of their abilities, preparing them to manage new challenges, improving their personal qualities and supporting them throughout their growth path. The main tasks were in fact the Cvs & Cover Letter Editorial support, Job interview simulations in English/Italian, support for the care of the personal & self brand of the students, support for the optimization of the Linkedin profiles, sharing of differentiated job offers for each master’s degree, updates on Reporting and on all the daily dynamics; Care of relations with partner companies.
Moreover, organization and planning assistance to the didactic and documentation internship, responsible to the search of company and external partners. All this clearly keeping the necessary distances and precautions to contain the covid-19 emergency.
We also had a few days of distance support at the end of the internship, doing career coaching on Skype.
The working hours were 40 and we worked every day inside the Vistula University, except on the days off that often happened on the weekend. In fact, in addition to the work experience, my team and I were also able to manage small trips out of port to see the Polish culture and cities. Always maintaining all prevention measures for covid-19 . For example in Krakow to see the concentration camps of Auschwitz and the next day the salt mines.
With this I want to underline that in addition to the work experience and the commitment I put in the first person in carrying out this activity , you can also enjoy the experience looking at new realities and cultures.
I highly recommend this experience of internship abroad, clearly keeping a focus on the work and tasks to be performed. This helps the institution but also helps the trainee to get in touch with the world of work . With WiPjobs, it was a perfect match.
Chiara Bellanca, graduated student at University of Palermo.