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SIU Talk - Travelingua

SIU Talk – Travelingua, Opening Doors to Employment in the USA

 

Travelingua is a Spanish organization that works with American companies in order to provide students with Internship programs and employment opportunities in the USA. The company works to organize these internships and make them accessible for students from all over the world. These internships encompass a wide range of positions, such as working at camps, to working in amusement parks, or even working alongside top level executives of certain businesses. Most internships take place during the summer months, with some being year round.

Travelingua aims to ease the process by taking care of the visa that is needed for foreigners in order to work in the USA, along with providing students with health insurance, a 24/7 help system, and many other services. Students or recent graduates now have an easy, helpful way to find internships and work programs within the United States that can help them to build their future career plans.

During the SIU Talk – Employment and Internships in the USA, Lucía Viudes from Travelingua was able to convey the company’s main goal, and it is a strong one. Internships are a helpful tool before entering today’s competitive job market. Having practical, hands-on experience will separate tentative job candidates, making students appear much more attractive to potential employers. The fact that Travelingua takes care of the entire visa process is also an important one, as it is the hardest part of being able to work in the United States for non-nationals.Students are also granted a grace period after their internship in order to travel around the United States.

Students, both American and non-American, should undoubtedly take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, as they can have the best summer of their life while working and preparing for their future.

We are extremely grateful to our hardworking Career Services Department for putting together this informative SIU Talk.

SIU Talk - Parafina Group Photo

SIU Talk – Parafina Co.

 

Our esteemed faculty here at Schiller’s Madrid Campus is always looking for ways to show our students the different business opportunities waiting for them outside these campus walls. One of the most appealing is of course, the path of entrepreneurship. Although this option might seemingly be “on trend” to some, it is nevertheless, a very challenging route. This is why we never miss the chance of bringing interesting startups, entrepreneurs, and CEO’s who think outside of the box, to come and share their experience in our SIU Talks with our hopeful and future business owners.

On Thursday, February 8th, our students met and heard from Fon de Luján, one of the founders and CEO’s of Parafina Co, a company that manufactures and sells sunglasses made of recycled materials and donates a fraction of their proceeds to NGO’s that improve and implement schools in underprivileged countries.

These are not simply good deeds that the company executes, but are rather pillars of their global mission. Socially aware and eco-friendly, Parafina Co, has found its place in the Business to Business market as a provider for retailers such as El Corte Inglés, the Spanish superpower that forms the largest department store group in Europe and ranks fourth worldwide. Parafina has also collaborated with different brands such as Chupa Chups.

De Lujan was extremely candid during his SIU Talk, and opened up to the students about some of their failures and struggles and shared about how they grew and learned from those experiences. He also encouraged our students to create something new and gave them key tools on how to accomplish their goals by answering questions during the final Q&A.

We are so grateful to Fon de Lujan and our Undergraduate Program Director, Jose B. Pinto, for this amazing SIU Talk, and are looking forward to the next one!

Parafina & Co

SIU Talk- A Company’s Vision

 

The necessity of confronting and facing real-life and professional situations is one of the most challenging and stimulating experiences for a student. Therefore, Schiller International University’s Madrid campus will host a special session where students from all over the world will hear from a national successful company with great future projections.

After welcoming companies such as El Ganso, One Oak brand and Yamimoto, our International Business program course on Multicultural Competency for Business will host Parafina & Co, a disruptive brand that creates sunglasses and RX eyewear which blend unique and eco-friendly materials with a radical inspiration and a strong social trigger. During the session, Fon de Luján, one of its co-creators, will share with the students everything about Parafina & Co’s business project and the challenge of creating a successful model.

Throughout the duration of the course, the students will have the opportunity to design, structure and present several international market expansion plans adapted to the brand’s DNA. Every participant will pick a different country and present the expansion proposal to the CEO. Thanks to their proposal, Parafina & Co will get useful and key considerations regarding their expansion process.

The presentation will take place at Schiller’s Madrid campus on Thursday, February 8th at 13h. Feel free to drop by and hear more from this unique company.

 

Employment & Internships in the USA

 

At Schiller International University we are constantly looking for opportunities to prepare our students for the world of employment beyond graduation. This means helping them understand the job market, giving them a perspective on how to access key intership positions and get their foot in the door for new employment.

Among all the options available when considering where to establish your future career, certainly one of the most appealing is the United States. However, understanding corporate America, as well as the particularities of their foreign policies regarding placement can prove to be challenging. In order to best equip our students, on February 12th we will host an informative workshop on Employment and Internships in the US.

The speaker for this event, organized by our Career Services Department, is Lucía Viudes, founder and CEO of Travelingua. Lucía is an expert on multicultural communication, with a background in translation and interpretation. She furthered her carreer in Immigration, Nationality and Migration laws and has extensive experience with work practices in the UK, Germany, France, and Spain.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to gain insight into the US marketplace, next Monday, February 12th at 12:30h.

 

Ariana McAuley

Meet Ariana McAuley, Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

Meet Ariana, our master student (International Relations and Diplomacy) at the Paris campus and hear what she says about her program and an internship she’s currently doing. 

Ariana McAuley, Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

 

Ariana McAuley
From New Jersey, USA
Living in Paris
Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Tell us Ariana what you are currently doing:

I have recently started an internship in Paris with a company called Leaders League working under Find Your LL.M.
I am a business developer and a digital strategist.”

  • How is that related to your master program? 

“Many people have asked me what does that have to do with International Relations & Diplomacy. I always tell everyone IRD is a very broad field which allows me to work in various fields. For the purpose of my internship, I have to interact with with different law schools from all over the world.”

  • How have your master courses help you in that?

 “The courses that I have taken at Schiller Paris have prepared me for the workforce. I am now able to apply what was taught in class in the real world.”

  • What is your next step? 

I am planning to do MBA after I graduate from International Relations and Diplomacy program in few months.”

Good luck, Ariana!