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International students meet the Swedish business sector

On January 29 the Mentor Masters mentoring programme started again with a welcome dinner at the University Club. The programme is aimed at international masters students at Linköping University who are interested in working in Sweden after graduation.

The purpose of the programme is to give students an insight into the Swedish labour market and make contacts in their field of study. For the mentors it’s an opportunity to get to know students with a fresh education, foreign language skills and networks in other countries.

Fifty students applied for the coveted spots. The participants were chosen to ensure a good fit with the mentors' areas of expertise.

Kristin Sjölander, student counsellor at the Linköping University Career Center, is glad the programme has been such a success:

- Last time the feedback we had was that the participants were very happy with the programme, so we’re delighted that it will continue. This time we have eleven students and eleven mentors participating. The mentors work at the Mjärdevi Science Park, Linköping Municipality, Siemens and Danske Bank, among other places. Students come from all over the world, including the United States, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and from very different educational backgrounds, ranging from child studies to computer science.

In addition to the meetings with the mentors, the Career Center will help the students with their CVs, and arrange study visits and seminars aimed at facilitating the transition to the Swedish labour market.



Annika Johansson Fri Jan 30 08:34:10 CET 2015

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