On the 13th and 14th of March the International Careers Fair took place at the UNINT of Rome. It is an opportunity for students of all ages to come across several and diverse chances to apply for students’ exchange programmes, University courses, interniships and volunteering programmes in Italy and abroad. Walking inside the exhibition pavillon is the perfect way to taste the international and intercultural flavour of the Fair.
Exploring students’ exchange programmes, the World Education Program offers a wide range of choices. WEP was born in Belgium in 1988 and it owns 5 official offices in Italy nowadays(Milan, Turin, Bologna, Udine and Rome). This organization covers all ages, starting from high school programmes to employment opportunities and internship opportunities in companies. WEP promotes cultural, educational and linguistic adventures in 62 countries, dealing with 20 different languages.
Among all those organizations, there is Fulbright that started in Italy in 1948 and became a bi-national program in 1975. “The Fulbright Program” was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries”. Fulbright offers 7 scholarships to all disciplines up to a total of $38.000, 2 scholarships for MBA up to $100.000 in cooperation with Ethenea and one scholarship to law students up to $20.000.
Since the global hospitality industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of growth, the Business & Hotel Management School of Lucerne City in Switzerland trains the global leaders of the future. B.H.M.S. allows students to choose between the Degree in Hotel & Hospitality Management and the Degree in Global Business Management. The peculiarity of this School is that each year is divided in 6 months of lessons and 6 months of internships paid up to 2.000 euros. B.H.M.S. includes the Culinary Academy that introduces students to the world of food production through basic operation techniques and hands-on core competency training.
If you are a student looking for practical experience in global development the World Bank’s Internship may be right for you. It offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working, the Bank Internship seek students specializing in economics, finance, human development, social science and other related field. Internships are at minimum 4 weeks and at maximum 3 months.
AIESEC is the biggest organization in the world run only by students. It offers students the chance to be citizens of the world and to acquire the experience and the skills that the job market requires today. AIESEC internship programme abroad is called Global Talent. It provides graduated students with the opportunity to live a real professional experience in the field of Marketing, Teaching and Business. The main destinations are India, Colombia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Russia, China, Spain and Brazil.
In conclusion, for those interested in volunteering as a very valuable and learning experience, there is Lunaria. Lunaria is an Association for Social Promotion. It was founded in 1992 and it is defined as a non governmental body, autonomous from religious and political affiliations and not-profit. The activities of the association are based on research and action research, training and communication on several social issues. Lunaria believes in the importance of informal and non formal education through the promotion of international voluntary service. Lunaria sends over 400 volunteers to short-term initiatives abroad therefore, it definitely represents the international set and background of this event.
If you would like to discover the world and, at the same time, do the job of your dreams, go and explore the Fair. Now, it’s your turn to play!
Written by Jessica Cannucciari and Marzia Costanzo