The international students of the summer university of PetrSU took part in the international school on career development of university graduates “PetrSU – A Career Compass”.
More than 40 students and university staff members from Russia, Finland, Austria and USA took part in the school. Participants shared the best practices of employment strategies, creation of inclusive environment and work of student unions.
Alicja Kielczewska (USA), Julia Krasser and Jenny Deutschmann (Austria) met students from Volgograd, Mari, Dagestan State universities. They joined the discussion of education and employment issues and made presentation of their universities. The discussion primarily was focused on the problems that university graduates face at labor-market. The international students shared the practices of their universities in this sphere.
Jenny Deutschmann, student of the philology department of the University of Graz (Austria): “I came to PetrSU to join the summer language school not long ago, so I have not made many friends yet. At this school I met many students from different countries and regions of Russia. We have already exchanged contacts and will stay in touch. Employment system in Austria differs from the Russian one, so I highly appreciate the discussion organized by the Career center of PetrSU and student organization “Trud.com”. Also I was surprised by the Russian student unions. Unfortunately, such organizations are not typical for Austria. I should say that there are student organizations, but they are much smaller.”
Except discussions and workshops, the students also took part in the cultural activities. “Jeans-Kantele” band played some ethno and folk music and suggested the audience taking part in their show. The students highly appreciated the experience gained during this school. The school was not only a chance to learn something new and practice language, but also to meet new people and make friends.