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Let’s Go 27 November 2012 Internships information session
General Internship Information Maarten KorstenInternships EWI
Let’s Go Internships information session 11.30 Internships: introduction – Maarten Korsten 12.00Internship in Japan: Auke Been Program
Let’s Go Internships information session Why an internship? Sometimes compulsory part of your programme Valuable working experience Applying the knowledge you obtained at UT Real world problems, real world situation How useful is my knowledge? Do I like this work? Good for your CV Might be an option for finding a job
Let’s Go Internships information session Why going abroad for your internship? Benefit in personal development: new cultures, meeting new people International working experience Also valuable when you stay in the Netherlands after graduation International colleagues Just do it!
Where to go? http://mobimap.itbe.utwente.nl/sms/geomap.php http://mobimap.itbe.utwente.nl/sms/geomap.php
Let’s Go Internships information session Every programme own procedures: own coordinator When in your curriculum How long; how many EC Kind of assignment Rounding and Assessment Find your coordinator: http://www.utwente.nl/stage/en/http://www.utwente.nl/stage/en/
Let’s Go Internships information session Organisation UT-coordinator UT-supervisor They are available for support Keep them informed! Superior at the company
Let’s Go Internships information session Planning decision going abroad start with orientation 1 year before you plan to leave visit your coordinator at least half a year beforehand Visa procedures take a LOT of time
Let’s Go Internships information session SMS: Student mobility system As soon as you have contacted your coordinator From your student portal Registration
Let’s Go Internships information session Assignment search Information meeting for your own programme or faculty Internship coordinator Company database: Blackboard Assignments Blackboard Student experiences By consulting university lecturer/professor Study Tour, study visit, symposium ed. AIESEC, IAESTE, Integrand, etc. Internet Company websites
Let’s Go Internships information session Application After consulting your coordinator: Contact the company (using the email) Application letter CV (resume) Professional record (list of courses and marks)
Let’s Go Internships information session Task description and supervision Supervisor at the company (stagebegeleider) Task (problem) description from the company UT supervisor from one of the chairs who knows about the subject (stagedocent) UT supervisor must approve the task description
Let’s Go Internships information session Practical Things to do: Contract Arrange of Visa/Work permit/Passport May take a lot of time Arrange of (travel) insurance Booking of the flight Take care of the vaccinations Arrange housing Prepare for the ‘language and culture shock’ Lots of information on the website of the International Office
Let’s Go Internships information session Finances Reimbursement from the company TMF/Erasmus mobility funds Additional options for subsidy: See website international office and http://www.beursopener.nl http://www.beursopener.nl Compensation OV student card UT Travel insurance and liability insurance Health insurance
Let’s Go Internships information session Erasmus/Erasmus placement Subsidy from the European Union For student exchange and internships, also in companies In Europe: for country list see website IO TMF (Twente Mobility Fund) If you cannot get Erasmus subsidy. Always check the International Office Website DO OR DIE (get nothing)!
Let’s Go Internships information session Deadline for TMF/Erasmus application Two weeks before the planned start of your internship. If not: no subsidy
Let’s Go Internships information session http://www.utwente.nl/stage/: all internship offices http://www.utwente.nl/stage/ http://www.utwente.nl/internationaloffice/: UT- information and finances http://www.utwente.nl/internationaloffice/ http://www.wilweg.nl government information site about internships http://www.wilweg.nl http://www.beursopener.nl for additional subsidies http://www.beursopener.nl Information on the Internet
Let’s Go Internships information session Have a good trip!