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Career support for international students

250 students from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology participated in Unimeet Gothenburg’s exclusive program, Career Development Bootcamp, from April 10 to June 5. An 8-week digital program designed to support international students on their career journey in Gothenburg after graduation.

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The program included three live webinars, weekly exercises, and group discussions, addressing participants’ practical needs in enhancing their job search strategies. During the program, participants gained a better understanding of the Swedish job market and work culture. They developed their CV writing and networking skills, prepared for job interviews, and set clear career goals.

One of the participants, Mishari Fernando, highly recommends that all students take part in the bootcamp.

“The bootcamp is an ideal program designed to help international students understanding Swedish culture and navigate the competitive job market in Sweden. As an international student, it can be challenging to comprehend employers’ requirements and effectively network. The bootcamp addresses there challenges head-on”, says Mishari Fernando, Master in Science in International Business and Trade at The university of Gothenburg.

The program was led by Alena Ipanova, Synergizer, who is an international leadership trainer and executive coach helping individuals develop practical skills and growth mindset to succeed in their life and career in Sweden.

“As a bootcamp facilitator, witnessing participants step out of their comfort zones and connect with industry professionals was truly inspiring”, says Alena Ipanova, Bootcamp Facilitator.

Unimeet Gothenburg is a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and The Trade & Industry Group at Göteborg & Co, aimed at strengthening the exchange between the universities’ international students and researchers and the business community, creating cultural and social meeting places, as well as networking opportunities.