Infosistema could not miss the opportunity to be part of the IBS – Go Abroad Week with a presentation carried out by Gonçalo Caeiro about the Infosistema’s international presence, the projects and operating markets at an European level.
The Go Abroad Week is an initiative by IBS Career Services, in partnership with the ISCTE-IUL International Relations Office (IRO), that aims to inspire students to perceive the world as an opportunity for personal and professional enrichment, through the organization of job market presentations and sessions on cross-cultural communication and how to use networking in order to work abroad.
The event takes place from November 30th to December 2nd at the ISCTE-IUL campus, and there will be days dedicated to the American and Asian (November 30th) and the European continents (December 1st), as well as to international job opportunities in Portuguese speaking countries (December 2nd). Representatives from different embassies, chambers of commerce, companies, and faculty members and special guests will lead the sessions.
On its first day, Go Abroad Week travels to the American and Asian continents. While Centro Económico e Cultural de Taipei attends through a stand, organizations such as Travelingua, Knowing Counts and the IRO are present with both a stand and a presentation, as well as VidaEdu, which will analyze the dilemma “Start a career or do a gap year”, and AIESEC in ISCTE, which will present their international internship programme destined for future entrepreneurs. The rest of the day’s agenda includes a videoconference with a representative of Z-ben Advisors (China), whom will present the companies recruitment process and internship programme, and a presentation by Eurochambers and Petrotec India about the Indian culture and society. Additionally, two workshops will also take place, one about cross-cultural communication and professional networking at an international level.
The second day, dedicated to Europe, has the honour.of receiving his Excellences, the Ambassadors of Austria and Luxembourg, as well as representatives from the Embassys of Poland, Malta and Turkey. Additionally, EY Belgium, Infosistema and Uniplaces and organizations such as RotaJovem and IE Business School are also present through presentations, as well as VidaEdu. This last organization also has a stand, along with Knowing Counts and the IRO. Career opportunities in the EU are presented by Centro de Informação Europeia Jacques Delors and Google is also be present through videoconference with the testimony of Mário Camões, an IBS alumnus.
On its final day, Go Abroad Week focuses more on a culture approach rather than a geographical one, as it is dedicated to Portuguese speaking countries. Galp Energia, Millenium BCP, PwC and KPMG present the work opportunities they have in Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique. Additionally, André Leonardo, an IBS alumnus, talks about his experience as an entrepreneur and traveling around the world by himself. Also on this day, MOVE presents the opportunities it has in micro-consulting, training and micro-credit. MOVE and KPMG, along with the IRO, will also have a stand during the day.
Since going abroad to live and work is an important, and sometimes, difficult decision, it is crucial to be equipped with the right information about this global society we live in. Thus, Go Abroad Week hopes to contribute towards that goal.
For more information visit the Go Abroad Week facebook page and the program here.