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Off to a promising start as a development engineer after studying in Jena
Anoop from India completed his Master's degree at University of Applied Sciences Jena and now works as a development engineer. In the blog, he talk about how he achieved his goal despite the Corona pandemic and gives tips on the easiest way to make social connections in Jena.
As as nurse to the City of Light - How Jose Christian Santos makes Jena his "home away from home"
Jose Christian Santos comes from the Philippines and now works as a nurse at Linimed GmbH. In the interview he tells us how he came to Jena, what made the city his "home away from home" and what his favourite place in Jena is.
From Sarajevo to Jena - How Almedin Mujezinovic found his new home in Thuringia
35-year-old Almedin Mujezinovic comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina and now works as a bus driver for Jena's public transport system. In the interview, he talks about the reason for his move to Jena, describes his path to the employment contract and explains how he copes with the Thuringian dialect.
Empowerment and networking - International Women's Day at the Welcome Center Jena
For this year's International Women's Day on 8 March, the Welcome Center Jena team invited international women to a networking event. Read more about the exchange and networking of women and why these are essential factors for professional advancement and personal well-being in the blog post.
Examples for an international Jena: Renato Palavecino & IAD GmbH
Renato kommt aus Argentinien und ist in Jena bei der IAD GmbH als IT Trainer und Consultant tätig. Zuvor hat er bereits als Freelancer bei der IAD GmbH gearbeitet. Im Interview erzählt Renato uns von seinen Erfahrungen in Jena und der Unterstützung seines Arbeitgebers bei den Herausforderungen, die das Arbeitsleben in Deutschland mit sich bringt.
Examples for an international Jena: Nayantara Rose Jose & Active Fiber Systems
Nayantara comes from India and works in Jena as a laser engineer at Active Fiber Systems GmbH. She previously completed her Master's degree in photonics in the City of Light. In the interview, she tells us what challenges she masters in her work and life in Jena and what special features she appreciates here.
Counselling centres in Jena: Career Service at the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena
In the second part of our series on contact points in Jena, we introduce you to Franziska Stang, who advises on the optimal transition from study to work at the Career Service of Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena.
Welcome to the "Optical Valley" Jena: Short distances, lots of nature at your doorstep and a great work-life balance
Kseniia Zavatskaia has recently started living and working in Jena. As an engineer for optical design, she moved from Russia to the "Optical Valley". In this blog post, she tells us how she found her job, what hurdles she had to overcome and what differences she experienced between the cultures.
Examples for an international Jena: Jakub Struczynski und Accenture GmbH
Jakub is originally from Poland and now works as a Cloud Migration & Imp Analyst at Accenture GmbH in Jena. He tells us how Accenture makes it easier for international employees to start their new job and settle in Jena.
Is job hunting purely a matter of luck?
A recruiter sits in front of a huge pile of applications. He takes the first twenty and throws them in the bin, unseen. His reasoning: “They're unlucky and we don't need unlucky people.” As this little joke shows, the start of an application process is a bit of a challenge. What is luck in this? What is skill? What can I influence and what not?