My career in Sweden - A success story
New initiatives that support international students attempting to find work or work placements are now in place. Niloufar Rasekh a former international master's student will visit Linköping University in conjunction with a fair to be held in Stockholm in December.
Niloufar Rasekh is a former international master's student; now working at IKEA. Rasekh will visit Linköping University (LiU) tomorrow to discuss issues that effect international masters students. The lecture will be held at 15:15 - 17 in C2, Building C - Link to map
Furthermore, new initiatives that support international students attempting to find work or work placements are in place. Linköping University (LiU), as well as other Swedish universities, faces major challenges when attempting to attract students from outside the EU. New rules regarding international students mean that students are now required to pay for their studies. In order to strengthen its competitiveness, LiU has chosen to affiliate with the initiative: Working for Change.
The objective of Working for Change is to attract and retain international expertise via exchanging experiences, inspiration and networking. A unique meeting and exhibition has been organized in Stockholm taking place 4-5 December. LiU invites all international master students to participate and develop their network with Swedish employers.
The founder of Working for Change, Rodrigo Garay, will also visit LiU tomorrow to meet international students and discuss the Swedish labour market. Garay explains:
“In order to attract foreign students, Swedish universities must be able to offer work or work placements. We need ambassadors around the world who feel satisfied with their studies in Sweden and the opportunity to have worked, or participated in work placements or internships in Sweden."
Rasekh is from Iran and came to Sweden six years ago to study. She will discuss her experiences and the challenges facing students when establishing themselves in a foreign country. These discussions will include issues revolving around how students:
- complete their studies and graduate
- work extra and survive on limited resources
- build contacts and develop their network
- be goal oriented
- fight for their dreams and secure their dream job
In conjunction with Garay and Rasekh, Director of Partnership at LiU, Goran Felldin will also attend to enlighten students about Working for Change and why Linköping University is a central figure. Wednesday, September 26 at 14:45 in building C, room C2, Campus Valla. Rasekh’ lecture begins at 15:15 and the media have been invited.
For more information regarding Working for Change contact:
Goran Felldin, Director of Partnership, LiU, 013 28 68 68
Rodrigo Garay, Working for Change, 0706 319 307
Working for Change (WFC) is a unique recruitment fair and conference, at the Stockholm International Fairs on 4-5 December 2012 that will address issues concerning the implications of demographic trends and provide individuals with international expertise and the opportunity for recruitment. The Stockholm International Fairs and the social enterprise Diversitas AB have arranged the WFC. Several companies and organizations will participate at the WFC as either sponsors, speakers, or in order to meet with candidates.
Companies and organizations participating on 4-5 December at the Stockholm International Fairs and the event Working For Change include:
TNS Sifo, Multimind, Eductus, IKEA, Max Restaurants AB, Länsförsäkringar, Linköping University, The Local, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, JUSEK, Keep Holding AB, SEB, Ax-food, Lindahl law firm, The Swedish Employment Service, Performance Potential, Swedish personal assistance.
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