garagErasmus representatives on the International Career Day in Milan
Milan, 4th April – Acting as one of the Media Partners of the event, garagErasmus took part in the International Career Day at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan along with many international companies from all over the world, such as Ikea, Lidl or Costa Crociere, to name a few examples. This has been a chance for the Foundation to make international youths know about its mission, its projects and, above all, its online platform. In fact, hundreds of young workers and former students participated in the event looking for an international job opportunity. Many of them were from Italy, whereas some others came from other countries (even outside Europe), but all of them had one thing in common: an international CV.
On this occasion, gE presented the audience its new online community, where users can interact with each other, develop their own ideas, debate on specific topics and, of course, find international job offers. All people participating in the event showed enthusiasm towards garagErasmus online platform and its features. “It’s really useful, it’s a great place to find a job or an internship”, said Fabiola, from Italy. “It’s cool because this way you might have the chance to go abroad once again and put into practice what you’ve learnt during your mobility”, added Enrico. On the whole, the majority of the participants had been abroad at least once for their studies or a traineeship and agreed on saying that an international experience of any kind can benefit you in many ways, for instance by making you more flexible and open to other cultures and environments, or by pushing you to learn foreign languages and practise them daily. Some of them, however, have not left for a foreign country yet, but they are ready to do so or are even packing for their mobility period. When he was asked why he chose to study in Poland next semester, Francesco replied: “I think this might be an enriching experience and I would also like to improve my English. I hope I will become a translator one day”.
garagErasmus also introduced itself to some of the companies which attended the event, many of which expressed their interest in the Foundation’s cause and indicated their willingness to collaborate with it. When asked what skills their ideal candidates must have, all the companies pointed out that speaking English – and possibly some other foreign language – is a fundamental trait when working in an international environment, and they agreed that these skills can be acquired by living abroad, also thanks to the Erasmus+ Programme.