Testimonials

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Bengt Bolsöy, Sweden, Technical Manager, Kiruna Wagon

Company

Kiruna* Wagon regularly receives internship students from different countries via IAESTE. It is has proved to be an invaluable opportunity to learn about different cultures and to get contacts in countries that Bengt Bolsöy, Sweden, Technical Manager, Kiruna Wagone want to expand our business to. We only accept top students and they get to work hard on real projects.

José Maria is a part of our engineering team that is developing a ground-breaking modular railroad wagon. A wagon that can be transformed for totally different purposes depending on the transport need of the day. In the end, this will make railroad transports more flexible and affordable, which in turn will lower the environmental impact of freight.

*Kiruna is located in the very far north of Sweden, north of the polar circle!

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Estevam Ribeiro Santos, Brazil, Production engineer, Controllar Automação Predial

Company

I was an exchange student in Dresden, Germany, in 2010. I realised how much value IAESTE added, not only to my CV but also in my personal life, so I decided that our company should be open to receive incoming IAESTE students.

“I am an engineer responsible for production, installation and projects at Controllar. I was an exchange student in Dresden, Germany, in 2010. I realised how much value IAESTE added, not only to my CV but also in my personal life, so I decided that our company should be open to receive incoming IAESTE students. We are currently hosting a student from the Czech Republic. He has brought us many benefits and experiences that he acquired in other countries and companies also through IAESTE. Our previous trainee who worked with us was from Colombia. He managed to expand our business there for us in his home country. Our general evaluation regarding the IAESTE programme is 10 out of 10!”

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Michael Candelori, U.S.A., Creative Director, ATS Mobile

Company

Our team has benefited in a number of key ways. First, the opportunity to host an intern for a longer period of time than we usually would – and one who works full-time – has allowed us to involve Velina more intensely in project planning and execution. Whereas our normal interns would work for several months and often just a few days a week, Velina has truly become an important member of the team who we depend on every day. Additionally, the IAESTE programme truly matched us with a talented and proactive intern, who we learn from as much as she learns from us! She also brings important experience to the table, both in terms of her skill set and her professional demeanor.

I think that every employer can benefit from the perspective of an IAESTE intern, who can not only bring elements of his or her unique culture, but novel skill sets and approaches to problem solving that introduce a different dynamic in to the work done each day and help to broaden the horizons of their colleagues.”

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