EU Career Day at Ostroh Academy
October 11, 2017
On October 11 the National University of Ostroh Academy hosted EU Career Day — the event aimed at spreading the information about the ways of professional growth and career opportunities in Europe among young people. EU Career Day was organized by the EU Information Centre at the National University of Ostroh Academy under the auspices of the EU Embassy in Ukraine and civic organization Open Society Foundation.
‘We are very pleased to be given the opportunity by the EU Embassy. We were able not only to meet the employers, but also to organize a discussion club and workshops that give our students a new angle on Europe. Therefore, the participants gained interesting experience of communicating with employers and making CV,’
The project is aimed at providing young people with practical knowledge needed in their career, information about job vacancies in Ukrainian local and national companies, study and internship opportunities abroad.
Moreover, the participants were trying their hand at having an interview, learning how to write a successful CV and mastering public speaking skills.
‘Ostroh is actively getting involved in co-operation with young people, especially in terms of European integration. Any initiative is supported here despite insufficient funding. A recent joint project of Ostroh (Ukraine) and Moravský Beroun (Czech Republic) testifies to the prospects of youth startups,’
The agenda of EU Career Day included the discussion club Is there any Place for Ukrainian Youth in Europe? organized by the head of the EU Information Centre and his deputy MA Nataliia Lysovets, who was moderating the discussion. Among the participants were representatives of the authority and experts in student internship in the EU. Apart from discussion platform, three more workshops were organized by the guests from Kyiv university and participants in Erasmus + program.
Kyryl Bezkorovainyi, an official UN youth delegate and editor-in-chief of Kunsht scientific magazine, told how to write a CV for European organizations avoiding common mistakes.
Mariia Tsypiashchuk, an expert in international law, a coordinator and lawyer at Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (Rivne) and Tetiana Mala, PR-manager of Docudays International Documentary Film Festival, told about the peculiarities of civic engagement in Ukraine and Europe providing the examples from their own experience in the field of human rights defense and civic organizations functioning.
Viktoriia Kalamazh and Nataliia Parfeniuk, the participants in Erasmus + programs, specialists in international relations, shared their European experience. They emphasized key points of a successful CV.
EU Career Day is a traditional event taking place in various cities of Ukraine within the framework of EU: The Choice of Ukrainian Youth project funded by the EU Embassy in Ukraine. It should be mentioned that it is held in Ostroh for the first time.