What are EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassadors ?
The EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassadors are a selected group of students working in synergy with the orientation / professional insertion services from their universities.
They aim to create a European network of job, internship, and apprenticeship offers, relayed through their social networks and those of EUTOPIA. They help students find companies domestically or abroad, and assist fellow incoming students from the EUTOPIA universities in their countries as well.
Furthermore, they organize workshops open to all students, professors and staff of the EUTOPIA alliance, with the goal of creating links between partners universities’ territories, and to build successful profiles within the EUTOPIA community.
Subjects of the workshops will cover the job culture in each country of the alliance and how to find jobs in them, career opportunities in European Institutions and many more !
How did they help you? An overview of a year full of opportunities.
The EUTOPIA Career Ambassadors had their first meeting way back in November 2020. Since then they have organized no less than a dozen workshops, with more on the way! Let’s take a look at what they have accomplished this year.
Through the series “How to find a job in.. ?”, they have already taught you all you needed to know to write and send your CVs and cover letters in the UK, Slovenia, Spain, France, and Sweden, with the next and final workshop for Belgium expected in October 2021.
Averaging around 53 people present per workshop, and up to 120 people for the most successful, we consider this year a great success, but there is room for improvement!
Scroll down to the “Contact” paragraph to see how you can get in talks with the EUTOPIA Career Ambassadors, as well as follow them on social media to stay aware of any and all future workshops!
Who are the EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassadors?
My name is Jana and I’m currently in my fourth year of Human Resources Management studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubjlana.
As a Student Career Ambassador, my main goal is to help students in their careers by spreading messages and sharing information about different career opportunities, as well as organizing events, giving advice, encouraging social networking and so on. I can say that I’m very ambitious, organized and a hard working person, but at the same time I definitely love to relax, travel and have a lot of fun.
I am Ljiljana Lazikić, a third-year-student of Sociology-Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Social Sciences, in Ljubljana. I am very curious about education and career opportunities and because of that, I think that being a EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassador is a great chance for me to learn new skills, develop my career, experience new challenges, and also to spread information to other students and motivate them to be more prepared for what the future holds. As a foreign student myself, with my current experience and knowledge that I gained through this project, I want to help others with their development, mobility, career paths and building connections with others across Europe.
In my spare time I love to cook and try out new dishes from around the world. It’s my excuse to invite my friends over and hang out. That way I could combine two of my favourite things – friends and food. Due to the fact that I always love to meet new people, interact and learn from them, it was a no brainer that EUTOPIA was a project for me.
As a Career Ambassador my goals are to gain new knowledge in this specific field, help to organize events, inform students on various topics and share workshops that can help them in the future and expend their competences. I believe that this project is not only about individual growth but also to prepare students for the professional world as much as possible
I’m Myriam, a 24-year old tax law student at the VUB in Brussels, Belgium. Being someone highly motivated and eager to learn new skills, has given me the opportunity to gain work experience in diverse work environments in many different industries. I’ve also spent the past 4 years in a start-up that helps students and young graduates find a suitable (first) job that meets their needs and talents, all while teaching them (soft) skills that are indispensable on the job market.
I particularly enjoy interacting with people. I commit some of my free time to engage, and support others in creating and making exciting projects come to life. I have a natural curiosity. This encourages me to evolve, grow and be a better person than I was yesterday!
I hope I can share my experience with all of you, and learn from my fellow Career Ambassadors of EUTOPIA. Growth should be everyone’s priority, and we’re confident that what we have planned for you the next few years will not just help you attain your career goals, but also help you grow as a person.
My name is Guillem Martínez Roura. I am a last-year Double Bachelor’s Degree student in Law and Business Management and Administration at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In the next few years I would like to advance my career in international law and to participate in the global conversation regarding the ethical and sustainable issues posed by robotics and artificial intelligence. In my free time I really like going to the cinema, that is why I have participated several times in the Venice International Film Festival.
My name is Ashmeena Rickaby and I study French and History at the University of Warwick. As a student of French, I am very keen to interact with other European students and I am passionate about maintaining a European student community. I love that the EUTOPIA project is providing an opportunity for European cultural exchange and I am looking forward to helping students across borders to overcome barriers to finding a job abroad. Aside from my studies, I love to travel and welcome any recommendations of places to visit, especially if they involve food!
My name is Neha Mutagi and I am an Economics student at the University of Warwick. I would describe myself as an open-minded and compassionate person. Having lived in different countries growing up, I have a very international outlook on life. Therefore, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassador and to build upon this international experience while helping students across Europe maximise their chance to grow and learn. When I am not busy with work, you can find me channelling my energy in song and dance!
My name is Anesha Seennapen and I am a second-year economics student at the University of Warwick. I am from Mauritius, a little paradise located in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius being a multicultural and multilingual country, I always grew up among diverse ethnic groups and have thoroughly enjoyed that experience. By being part of EUTOPIA, I hope to extend this experience here and make the most of the international exposure, meeting new people from the 6 different universities, while helping and learning from each other. Other than that, my interests include painting and volunteering.
From Gothenburg :
My name is Uwe and I study at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (GU). Having grown up in Germany, I had to discover that not only soccer is fun to watch, but that ice hockey can be quite entertaining too! (Admittedly, during the first game I watched, the most exciting thing seemed to be the ‘ice resurfacer’, but that has changed now). At the University of Gothenburg, I am studying in the Master’s Program in European Studies where I was warmly welcomed by the locals and the city. This, among other things, has led me to apply as the EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassador at GU, where I wants to promote international career opportunities and experiences to the Gothenburg students, as well as to all other students within the EUTOPIA network.
My name is Gladys Gros-Desormeaux, I’m 22 years old and I’m studying European and International Affairs at CY Cergy Paris University. I’m the EUTOPIA Student Career Ambassador for my university, and at the same time EU Careers Ambassador.
I am an enthusiastic and positive person, passionate about several fields. I am interested in culture, especially folklore, drama, music and cinema, so I would like to manage Creative Europe – a European project – in the future. However, I’m open to several subjects since I consider myself as open and cheerful for any activities. I am interested in several areas including ecology, energy and transports. Therefore, I dedicate my spare time to take care of my plants and ride a bike.
I decided to join EUTOPIA as a student career ambassador with the same goal as for my second status, EU Careers Ambassador : I wanted to connect students to professional opportunities, in this case within the Consortium. I find the work with the other European ambassadors enriching and engrossing. We work in bringing students closer to work opportunities by being contact person. We also develop professional workshops shaped for them. And lately, we work on our communication networks. I wanted to be part of this innovative and inspiring project because it has an impact on every member of the university.
How can you contact them?
You have three ways of contacting the EUTOPIA Career Ambassadors.
The first one is directly via their common e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about who they are or what they do, ask them! They’ll answer.
The second is via the Career Ambassador’s official LinkedIn account, follow it for news and job and internship opportunities all over the alliance!
The final and third way s through their own Instagram account, @eutopia.sca! Go follow them and get news about future workshops directly there!