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A Day in the life of a Study Abroad Student



Rakhee Talukdar

Senior Associate- Training & Development, upGrad Abroad

Did you know 75% of study abroad aspirants said they acquired job-ready skills that influenced their career paths? According to the Economic Times, employers also prefer graduates with international exposure as they are better equipped to work in diverse teams. Studying abroad gives students access to a multicultural environment, high quality of education, niche course choices and global exposure. 

Talk to an IUBH Germany alumna and know how studying abroad also contributes to tremendous improvement in transversal skills, interpersonal skills & employability abroad. 

Talking Points of the webinar:

  • Life on-campus abroad
  • Part time Work Opportunities 
  • Global Exposure to Top Companies
  • Industry- led Curriculum and Career Growth 
  • Recreational & Extracurricular Activities on-campus



Mithila discusses her experience as a study abroad student in Germany, emphasizing the reasons for choosing Germany as her destination, the quality of education, and career support services at IU University.


Talking Points:

- Mithila chose Germany for her study abroad due to its affordability, skilled workforce demand, strict labor laws, and excellent healthcare facilities.

- She praised IU University for its industry-relevant curriculum, practical approach, and accessibility to professors.

- Career support services at IU include resume and Cover Letter Guidance, Job Fairs, and Daily Job Opportunity Emails.

- Mithila highlighted the importance of networking on LinkedIn for job hunting in Germany.

-  Networking is crucial for job opportunities in Germany

-  Connect with people on LinkedIn and attend job fairs

-  Universities in Germany don't offer campus placements like in India

-  Students must attend job fairs, meet people, and hand out resumes

-  Access workshops and webinars on LinkedIn to build your network

-  German universities' degree value is respected in the job market

-  German language proficiency is important for management roles

-  Work-student visa allows 20 hours of work per week during studies

-  Post-study work visa options include 1.5-year job-seeking visa and Blue Card

-  Time to permanent residency (PR) varies based on different factors- 🇩🇪 Mithila explains the pros and cons of getting a job over a PR in Germany.

-  She suggests that students complete their degree, work for 1.5 years, and then switch to a Blue Card for a total of 5.5 years of work visa.

-  After completing your degree, you get an 18-month post-study work visa.

-  Berlin, where IU is located, is a startup hub with many job opportunities.

-  During your studies, you can work part-time (20 hours per week, 40 during vacations).

-  Part-time earnings in Germany can average around 15 euros per hour, covering living expenses and more.

-  IU hosts various activities like welcome parties, Christmas parties, and industrial visits.

-  IU is culturally diverse, with students from around 110 nationalities.

-  Cultural shocks for Indian students may include open behavior, living alone at 18, and direct communication.

-  Germans are helpful and friendly once you build a connection.

-  Flexibility, adaptability, and openness are essential skills for personal and professional growth.

-  Universities in Germany prioritize relevant experience over high grades for master's programs.

-  When choosing a master's course abroad, focus on your interests and future aspirations.

-  Overseas education is about pursuing your passions and staying motivated.

-  Success requires hard work and dedication to achieve your dreams.

-  Germany is an attractive destination for education and career opportunities.



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