New push for career seminars for international students
During the autumn, LiU will be arranging three seminars dealing with career paths for international master’s students in Sweden. The interest is huge. 170 registered for the first seminar to be held on October 27.
“We’re happy that so many people want to come. When we held similar seminars for Swedish students, an average of 50 registered,” says Kristin Sjölander, academic and career adviser at the LiU career center, who is arranging the seminars.
At the first seminar Roshan Malalatunga, General Manager of Scandic Hotels, came to talk about his career in Sweden. He came to Sweden from Sri Lanka in 1994, studied at Umeå University, and has stayed on ever since.
At the seminar on November 22, representatives from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises will be present. On December 8, Ericsson will visit the university and talk about skills requirements in demand among Swedish businesses.
The effort is a link in LiU’s work on recruiting more international students to the university. The results of an international student survey in 2010 showed that Swedish universities were at the bottom as far as help for international students in continuing their professional careers in Sweden was concerned.
“We’ve improved the service now. There’s a lot of information in English, for example; we have CV reviews for our master’s students and we’re arranging several seminars aimed at them in particular,” Sjölander says.
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Last updated: 2016-01-18