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    Expertise for a co-op/Job in Germany

    has anybody had an an experience of working in Germany? or in a European country?

    b/w i am a ee major in my junior yr at a local uni in the us.

    #2
    hmm yes, moi living and working in Austria, close enough, there are two other guppies from Austria (Umer and Ali_R) living here too...so what would you like to know?

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      #3
      like what sources might be helpful in finding a co-op in germany, austria...or..? what is the probablity of a student studying in the us to find a co-op in germany, austria...?any special requirements and so on..

      any suggestions..comments...

      b/w what language is primarily spoken in Austria?

      thanxx..

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        #4
        Originally posted by heart_beat:
        like what sources might be helpful in finding a co-op in germany, austria...or..? what is the probablity of a student studying in the us to find a co-op in germany, austria...?any special requirements and so on..

        any suggestions..comments...

        b/w what language is primarily spoken in Austria?

        thanxx..
        The prime language in Austria is German! And although many people here speak English, in addition to your job skills at least a basic level of German is required to find a qualified job, unless you apply for a job at the UN or you'd work for an embassy.

        Overall the salaries here are lower than those in the US, but then the cost of living is less too. So I guess the living standard you can maintain here is more or less the same.

        By co-op you mean kind of an internship?

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        Umer, the Pakistani Brain of Austria
        The Pakistani Brain of the Austria (formerly known as "The Pakistani Brain of UAE")

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          #5
          good to know that deutch is spoken in Austria.

          yes..co-op(cooperative education) is sort of an internship..with a difference that..
          -its not limited to 3 months(summer)
          -it is normally related to the major of the student
          -college credit is given for doing a co-op

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            #6
            heart_beat, if you are able to communicate in german then you should have no problem finding a co-op job, if the possiblity is given but here I am not sure how it works. I think the best is that if you contact the local universities and institutes here in Austria, as they will be able to give you the list of openings for co-op jobs and advice you further concering if credits are given or not.

            Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/local_e2.html


            As for living in Austria, I think you would need a valid visa and some sort of work permit if you are not austrian national.


            If you need any more info, don't hesitate to ask us.

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              #7
              just spent a couple of summers in germany during which i took german classes. i am not fluent in german.. i am ok..

              i think you misunderstood me when i mentioned "-college credit is given for doing a co-op". the credit would be given by my uni in the us http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

              also i doubt that the austrian companies might be having an info on the co-op thing but i will still give it a shot.

              with regards to the url u gave in ur reply, its interesting to note that they have an english version, in contrast to german universities.

              Originally posted by SaadiaB:
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              As for living in Austria, I think you would need a valid visa and some sort of work permit if you are not austrian national.
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              well once u get a job offer from an Austrian company, obtaining the required visa is not a problem which i am sure is true for any other country.

              Originally posted by SaadiaB:
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              If you need any more info, don't hesitate to ask us.
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              Yes Mam! http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

              by the way are u working in the administration/business field over there?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Umer:

                Overall the salaries here are lower than those in the US, but then the cost of living is less too. So I guess the living standard you can maintain here is more or less the same.

                Umer, but we have a better social insurance/ living system here as compared to US of A. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/tongue.gif Who cares about higher salaries if they are not granted 5/6 weeks of regular holiday/vacation, about 10-12 public holidays each year. Unlimited sick leave. 2 - 2 1/2 years of maternity leave for mothers and even fathers. Social insurance that covers all medical aspects. Lay off's insurance from government. Monthly child allowances and Christmas and Holiday extra pay. Ok but in return you have to pay 1/3 of your income for taxes. So I guess its equal.


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                  #9
                  According to your requirement, i think you should check this web site www.daad.de (German Academic Exchange Service). This web site will be a great help for you. And also it is in English http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif .

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by heart_beat:
                    just spent a couple of summers in germany during which i took german classes. i am not fluent in german.. i am ok..
                    alright, should be enough I guess http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

                    i think you misunderstood me when i mentioned "-college credit is given for doing a co-op". the credit would be given by my uni in the us http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif

                    also i doubt that the austrian companies might be having an info on the co-op thing but i will still give it a shot.
                    well the big ones might be having such programms if I find any interesting link I will post here.

                    by the way are u working in the administration/business field over there?
                    I am working in the Banking Information Technology field over here. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif




                    [This message has been edited by SaadiaB (edited June 01, 2002).]

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Umer:

                      Overall the salaries here are lower than those in the US, but then the cost of living is less too. So I guess the living standard you can maintain here is more or less the same.

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                      Originally posted by SaadiaB:

                      Umer, but we have a better social insurance/ living system here as compared to US of A. Who cares about higher salaries if they are not granted 5/6 weeks of regular holiday/vacation, about 10-12 public holidays each year. Unlimited sick leave. 2 - 2 1/2 years of maternity leave for mothers and even fathers. Social insurance that covers all medical aspects. Lay off's insurance from government. Monthly child allowances and Christmas and Holiday extra pay. Ok but in return you have to pay 1/3 of your income for taxes. So I guess its equal.

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                      honestly speaking, right now money is not my first priority....

                      hmm i have noticed that in general europeans have a different opinion towards work/money unlike ppl living in the us who tend to be more obsessed with earning more and more money.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SaadiaB:
                        Umer, but we have a better social insurance/ living system here as compared to US of A. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/tongue.gif Who cares about higher salaries if they are not granted 5/6 weeks of regular holiday/vacation, about 10-12 public holidays each year. Unlimited sick leave. 2 - 2 1/2 years of maternity leave for mothers and even fathers. Social insurance that covers all medical aspects. Lay off's insurance from government. Monthly child allowances and Christmas and Holiday extra pay. Ok but in return you have to pay 1/3 of your income for taxes. So I guess its equal.

                        That's true! 5 weeks of paid vacations by law. And a good social system. That needs to be financed somehow. And that's why our tax burden is so high.

                        heart_beat: You are right. Europeans are not so obsessed with money, which is a good thing!

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                        Umer, the Pakistani Brain of Austria
                        The Pakistani Brain of the Austria (formerly known as "The Pakistani Brain of UAE")

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                          #13
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                          Originally posted by insaan786:
                          According to your requirement, i think you should check this web site www.daad.de (German Academic Exchange Service). This web site will be a great help for you. And also it is in English. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif
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                          hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm well this site apparently might seem to have an english version too but it seems as if they haven't fully translated it in English.

                          on this particular page... http://www.daad.de/de/jump.html?l=en...index.html%21, by clicking on "for foreign students and scientists" u are directed to a page which is in german. but anywaazz i found out that they have a branch in new york. its site is www.daad.org and is completely in english..

                          BUT DAAD is intended for study and research in germany and I don't want to STUDY..i am tried of being a student http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif ....

                          thanxx anywazzz for the link...

                          [This message has been edited by heart_beat (edited June 01, 2002).]

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by heart_beat:
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                            Here is rule in some universities that Student must have to do inteurnship for atleast six months outside of Germany and they have special department "Foreign Student Exchange Program". You can contact them and may be you find some solution.

                            Seconds way to find a co-op company in Germany is to conatct the companies yourself. There are a lot of Job Search Engines but in German http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/frown.gif . I have seen such type of jobs or inturnships there offered by International Companies in Germany. Unluckly, most demand German Language.

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