Practicants

Simona Pazourková, Czech Republic, 1. 4. - 30. 9. 2016

My name is Simona Pazourková and I graduated my master studies at Mendel University in Brno. Spontaneous actions are not called the best ones for nothing. Internship in Maribor is one of them and a huge challenge after my completion studies. I am grateful and happy to be in Maribor because it is a great place with a beautiful environment and amazing people.

Job at the International Relations Office is a great opportunity to getting what I want and that are new experiences which are priceless for my career and personal life.

Keep calm and smile and just enjoy the time on the such a nice place as Slovenia is. 

Veronika Batelková, Czech Republic, 1. 10. 2015 - 31. 3. 2016

My name is Veronika Batelková and at the moment I should be finishing my master studies at Mendel university in Brno but since I got that great opportunity to be a part of International office at University in Maribor, I decided to prolong my studies for a while and I now I see that I have chosen a great way.

Maribor is a very nice city, full of friendly people plus according to my job in IRO I am meeting many interesting people from all over the world every day which is the best part of the work. 

I think that this experience will be one of the best I decided for in my life and I am really happy to be in Slovenia.

Klara Hladuvkova, Czech Republic, 1. 4 .2015 - 30. 9 .2015

I applied for the Internship at University of Maribor because I wanted to broaden my horizons and get in touch with unique culture of Slovenia. I always like meeting new people, learning about foreign countries, cultures and creating international relations. Erasmus in Maribor is one of the best opportunities of my life. Most of my friends recommended me Maribor because of beautiful nature, nice Slovenian people and also for the friendly climate at the university....and they were right :)

Liudmila Ridal, Russia, 1. 4. 2015 - 30. 9. 2015

My name is Liudmila Ridal, I am 23 years old. Originally I am from Russia, but last 3 years I am studying in Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Kuopio, Finland) for International Business and Administration program.

In my school I already done almost all courses, so since the January 2015 I started to look for the internship. I was very interested in Internship with ERASMUS.

When I saw the information about internship in Maribor University I immediately sent there my application, because of that I have been already interested in visiting Slovenia. The warm weather and beauty of nature conquered my heart. So, dreams come true and I got an acceptance to be as a trainee here.

I see this job very attractive and interesting for me: I like to socialize and work with people.

Sophie Mignol, France, 1. 10. 2014 – 31. 3. 2015

My name is Sophie and I come from France.I live in a city on the North-West called Le Havre. Being a trainee in FEB is a great opportunity because I can meet so many different persons. Working with persons fro; different nationalities is really great because we can learn from  each others and also learn about cultures that we didn’t know before. I wanted to go to:aribor because I really didn’t know Slovenia and being in a new country with a language you don’t know is for me a great challenge. Here everything is so different from France but it is really refreshing. Mqribor is a really great place. It is really quiet and personns are reaaly nice. Living in Maribor is something I will never forget.

Tang Yu, China & Finland, 1. 10. 2014 - 31. 3. 2015

Hello,你好!

I was a little bored by my life in Finland when I first heard about this practical training opportunity from Sarai Rodriguez Hervella. I applied and luckily got accepted. I had never been this part of Europe or think here as part of travel destination. Then with the practical training opportunity, I arrived here, starting a new experience which have so much differences from China and Finland.

I have been here only for a few weeks, but now I already feel the differences between working at University and studying at University, it is something new to me. The perspective become so different that I did not expected. The working environment is nice and so far everything went well, I am looking forward to see how this experience would affect me in the end.

Sarai Rodriguez Hervella, Spain, 1. 4. 2014 - 30. 9. 2014

When I heard about the practical training offer in FEB Maribor, I was very up north in the beautiful finnish Lapland, where I live.

Without thinking twice, I applied because international environments have always interested me and besides the fact of experiencing life in a new country and culture sounded like a fantastic plan (again). I have been living and spending some time in different places around the world and I can say all of them were experiences from which I learned a lot.

I am currently writing this from the FEB desk, which means that finally everything went succesful! Slovenia is a very different country from the ones I have visited before in my life and this makes this internship very very special.

Justyna Kalinowska, Poland, 1. 4. 2014 – 30. 9. 2014

Hi! Zdravo!

My name is Justyna, I’m glad to join AGAIN the Erasmus Programme. I’m more aware of my language skills and confidence after Erasmus. That program gives great opportunity to everybody to develop educational, language skills and social contacts as well. My last exchange I did in Croatia where Drava going thru the city. It makes me fell like at home.

I already notice that the atmosphere in the office is very nice and warm. The reason isn't just the temperature outside, we are all different nationalities, but we respect each other and exchanging many experiences everyday. With my "deskmate" Sarai we will try to help everybody :)

I apply to Maribor, because I'm tired of changeable weather in Poland. I love the seaside I can't wait for summer to go to the seacoast. The Sun and sea give the most powerful energy! I'm here to meet new coultures, languages and people from all arround the World. I know that after those 6 months I'll get useful skills for my future. I’m happy to be here ;)

I read somewhere that sentence:"After Erasmus everyone has a different experience, everything around looks different, but the main point is the same for everyone that <<you’ll become a citizen of the World. . .>>" I agree with that expresion. If you didn't try Erasmus yet, you should definatelly do it.

Emilia Niemi, Finland, 1. 10. 2013 - 31. 3. 2014

Like for many students, my ERASMUS-exchange was one of the best times in my life. After spending an unforgettable half an year in Germany I wanted to gain more international experience and I'm really happy to have this opportunity to be a trainee here at FEB. It has been really great here; especially I have enjoyed the wonderfully warm autumn, budget-friendly food and of course meeting all these fantastic people.

For me as a Finn, Iiving and doing an internship in Maribor feels really refreshing and interesting. This is a great chance to learn about a new cultures, not only Slovenian, but from many other cultures as well. Working with people from different countries in Europe is really rewarding I think. My co-practicant and boss at the office are really nice and having good time with other ERASMUS-people also in partys and other activities is always fun!

Almudena Sanchez Reymun Aceituno, Spain, 1. 10. 2013 - 30. 3. 2014

Many people here have asked me: Why did you choose Maribor? But I am proud to say that Maribor has chosen me.

I did my Erasmus two years ago in Geneva but only during 5 months. I really need a new foreign experience, so that when I began my new degree I started to search for practices, English courses even I have started to take part of ESN in my University.

Today I am proud to say that I have an internship in the University of Maribor in a small and warm office where you can learn office tasks, practice English, meet people and contact with them. All of this happening in a multicultural environment.

About Maribor I only can say that I love this city, its people, its buildings, restaurants, bars… more or less everything. So if you have one opportunity like this, don´t hesitate in take it because it could be your best experience ever.

Julia Heikkilä, Finland, 1. 4. 2013 - 30. 9. 2013

I did an exchange in Canada a few years back and after returned to Lapland. Last autumn I got hungry for new international experiences and luckily I had the opportunity to do this internship.

So far this has been an amazing experience. I have met a bunch of great people from all around and enjoyed the springtime in southern Europe. This internship has taught me to work with other languages and what has been most interesting is that I got to see university from another point of view.

Pilar Gomez Garcia, Spain, 1. 4. 2013 - 30. 9. 2013

This intership at the International Office of the Faculty of Economics in Maribor is a perfect opportunity to gain practical experience in working and also to improve my language skills and interhuman relations. I have been an erasmus student in France and this is another opportunity to see everything from a different point of view.

It is a students’ city, with a lot of Erasmus students, many parties and other funny events. Maribor is a very affordable city especially with the student coupons for the food that you get from the university!

Maria Irene, Portugal, 1. 10. 2012 – 31. 3. 2013

This is my second time in Maribor. I was here previously to do erasmus. I decided to back again due to the hospitality and kindness of Slovenian people that I met during my erasmus. Another reason is because I wanted to have some experience in working abroad. Being a praticant on the international office was a richful experience. Previously, I already had some experience in general office work but this practice allowed me to consolidate my knowledge on this area. The ability to adapt myself to multicultural environments increased. I feel more confident and independent. These factors can be an advantage to my work life.

Mari Keski-Nisula, Finland, 1. 10. 2012 – 31. 3. 2013

I have always been interested in international affairs and I enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultures. I was wondering for long how it would be like to work at international relations office and when I saw the FEB’s internship announcement in Maribor, I decided to give a shot.

Through this experience I have learnt more about myself as an employee and as a person. I had great opportunity to be part of a vivid and interesting workplace, and meet the right people along the path. It has truly been amazing.

Jana Zamecnikova, Czech Republic , 1. 7.2012 - 1. 10. 2012

Working in international office has been an amazing oportunity for me to learn to work with international students as well as international partners and to understand the sense of mobility programmes. I love to talk in English and experience international enviroment. I have been an erasmus student in Spain and this is another experience how to see everything from a different point of view. This intership helps me to understand culture differences and customs as well as beeing openminded.

Michael Trautmann, Germany, 1. 7. 2012 - 1. 10. 2012

The training at the International Office of the Faculty of Economics and Business is a great opportunity to gain practical experience in working abroad and to work in a diverse team. Due to the international atmosphere in the office you learn a lot about different cultures and universities.

Seeing the university from another point of view is a very interesting experience and it is awesome to get the opportunity to help other students to find their favourite Erasmus country. The working atmosphere in the office is great and the daily work includes a wide range of varied and interesting tasks.

Radka Janikova, Czech Republic, 1. 10. 2011 - 31. 07. 2012

After finishing my Erasmus study exchange, I was looking for some more options for me to prolong this “easygoing” period of my life, to enjoy my last year at university for 100%. So now I am working like a trainee at the International Office on the Faculty of Economics and Business. It is a perfect opportunity for me to gain some work experience, improve my language and communication skills and also enjoy the Erasmus life little bit longer. 

If there is something, I would like to tell in the end, it would be very short. Erasmus changed me. I feel more confident, more independent, better. It was the best decision in my life, to study and work abroad, especially at Maribor. I will never regret it!

Lenka Repíková, Czech Republic, 1. 2. 2011 - 31. 07. 2011

I simply fell in love with Maribor and whole Slovenia. And that’s the reason why I decided to come back – this time to do an Erasmus internship at the International Office at FEB. Half year of working here will give me so many experiences and it will help me in the future for sure. By this way I am taking care of both Erasmus and Slovenian students. At the end I want to tell, that you are not living real life until you go for Erasmus program. Be sure that the time you will spend abroad will be in your memories forever as one of the best time ever! :) 

Jose Luis Araque, Spain, 1. 10. 2010 - 31. 3. 2011

I have learnt the organization and management of a International Office. I have expanded my horizons, language skills and interhuman relations. Working at the International Office is not only to fill documents, answer emails...I have had the opportunity to see how amazing is to understand the students and try to solve their problems but, also the chance to feel really good when you solve it. 

These are just some of the reasons why I think it was a good decision, but also I have to say that Maribor is a great city, the workplace is very nice and the manner of the Slovenian people was a pleasant surprise. I really suggest everybody to join this experience, is not the same to write about it, than living it so, if you have the chance, do it.

Justyna Izabela Balinská, Poland, 6. 7. 2010 - 29. 9. 2010

I have learnt many things related to work, organization and management of foreign university. I have expanded my horizons, language skills and interhuman relations. I have developed my knowledge and practiced my skills like Microsoft Office, which I had gained at the university. I had an opportunity to see how amazing, but sometimes difficult as well, is to work in another country.