Why gain work-experience abroad?

Maalfrid Brath, CEO of ManpowerGroup, expresses the importance of experience within the work field of foreign companies. Globalization in the marked of labor will make a more diverse Norway and having the experience of working abroad can benefit you in many ways. Not only will you have worked within another culture than your own, learned the language and taken initiative outside your regular course of study, but it also contributes to strengthen your CV. Abroad experience indicates your willingness to face new challenges and will give you the sought-after international experience.

 

The CEO of the media giant Schibsted, Rolf Erik Ryssdal, is one of the many senior leaders who has gained practical experience in a company abroad during his time of studies. He strongly recommends students to do the same. Ryssdal says to NA24 that it is educational, exciting and you come back with a new perspective on a handful of things. His stay abroad was implemented by AIESEC, world’s largest student-driven organization, which focuses on activating leadership qualities in youth through practical experience in challenging environments.

 

Your program will usually be conducted between the semesters or in the summer. The length will vary according to which program you choose. If you choose entrepreneurship, it will vary from 6 weeks to 3 months. This opportunity is open for everyone between 18-30 years of age. In other words, you can take this opportunity regardless if you have recently graduated and finished your studies or if you have just taken a gap-year. Several CEOs in Norway have worked abroad, having AIESEC provide them the opportunity to do so. Now, also you have the chance to stand out and be one of them!

 

Read the whole article here: https://m.nettavisen.no/na24/–dette-er-gull-verdt/3327336.html

Written By: Erika L. Santos

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