2016: International career year

By Ann-Mari Haram

11 January 2017 13:01

(updated: 11 January 2017 15:17)

2016: International career year

In 2016 the OECD experienced a Norwegian fever, NHH decided to go beyond Europe with its internship programme, and Bergen employers continued to show a keen interest in international NHH master students. Here are some highlights from NHH International Career Center (ICC).

The future is career services, internships and education in one package. The trend across Europe, including Norway, is to combine internships, career competencies, input from employers and academic components in one package to provide the best education possible. NHH has just started this journey and many exciting opportunities are yet to be explored.  

Norwegian fever at the OECD: Regine Pettersen and Victor Scherman were among the NHH students that interned at the OECD. In autumn 2015 NHH concluded an internship agreement with the OECD and subsequently eight NHH students interned in Paris in 2016. The HR Office called it «Norwegian fever» as the demand for NHH students turned out much stronger than anticipated. Upon return from Paris all students are very enthusiastic about their newly acquired professional experience. Photo: Pernille Sommer
Norwegian fever at the OECD: Regine Pettersen and Victor Scherman were among the NHH students that interned at the OECD. In autumn 2015 NHH concluded an internship agreement with the OECD and subsequently eight NHH students interned in Paris in 2016. The HR Office called it «Norwegian fever» as the demand for NHH students turned out much stronger than anticipated. Upon return from Paris all students are very enthusiastic about their newly acquired professional experience. Photo: Pernille Sommer
NHH Internship Programme goes beyond Europe: The summer of 2016… Hedvig Olstad, Vinh Nguyen, Anna-Cecilie Ribe, Julie Normann Eikaas, Valeria Shuvatova and Silje Lambrechts (not present) excelled as interns at DNB London, the UN in Rome and at the consultancy OCC in London. This year the programme goes beyond Europe to include DNB New York and DNB Singapore. In cooperation with DNB we’ll run a pilot to combine internships and academic components.  Such combinations are increasingly important at business schools and universities across Europe. Photo: Pernille Sommer
NHH Internship Programme goes beyond Europe: The summer of 2016… Hedvig Olstad, Vinh Nguyen, Anna-Cecilie Ribe, Julie Normann Eikaas, Valeria Shuvatova and Silje Lambrechts (not present) excelled as interns at DNB London, the UN in Rome and at the consultancy OCC in London. This year the programme goes beyond Europe to include DNB New York and DNB Singapore. In cooperation with DNB we’ll run a pilot to combine internships and academic components. Such combinations are increasingly important at business schools and universities across Europe. Photo: Pernille Sommer
Strong international demand from locally based companies: Representatives from DOF Subsea interview a potential intern from NHH. International master students are keen to learn about job possibilities in Norway as soon as they arrive at NHH. NHH’s Meet and Greet for international master students and Bergen-based companies was thus among the first events organized by the Career Center following its establishment four years ago.  Marine Harvest, DOF Subsea and Bergen Energi (now Kinect Energy Group) continue to hire international NHH students through this annual event. This year a public body, SIU, joined for the first time and noted that international master students often have several previous internships in contrast to Norwegian candidates. Photo: NHH
Strong international demand from locally based companies: Representatives from DOF Subsea interview a potential intern from NHH. International master students are keen to learn about job possibilities in Norway as soon as they arrive at NHH. NHH’s Meet and Greet for international master students and Bergen-based companies was thus among the first events organized by the Career Center following its establishment four years ago. Marine Harvest, DOF Subsea and Bergen Energi (now Kinect Energy Group) continue to hire international NHH students through this annual event. This year a public body, SIU, joined for the first time and noted that international master students often have several previous internships in contrast to Norwegian candidates. Photo: NHH
Help! NHH students in need of career courses: NHH students attentively follow a presentation on the interview situation before they’re mock interviewed by top international employers. International employers report that NHH students need to master job application tools better in order to level with students from schools abroad.  In cooperation with the Student Association (NU), ICC delivers an increasing number of various courses during the annual Career Days.  ICC is expanding its course activities by establishing courses in January.  Soon one of our cooperation partners in the NHH Internship Abroad Programme, the British consultancy OC&C, will deliver a “ CV Workshop for International Consultancy” and a “Case Based Interview Workshop”. Less than twenty hours after registration opened more than 40 students had signed up. Photo: NHH
Help! NHH students in need of career courses: NHH students attentively follow a presentation on the interview situation before they’re mock interviewed by top international employers. International employers report that NHH students need to master job application tools better in order to level with students from schools abroad. In cooperation with the Student Association (NU), ICC delivers an increasing number of various courses during the annual Career Days. ICC is expanding its course activities by establishing courses in January. Soon one of our cooperation partners in the NHH Internship Abroad Programme, the British consultancy OC&C, will deliver a “ CV Workshop for International Consultancy” and a “Case Based Interview Workshop”. Less than twenty hours after registration opened more than 40 students had signed up. Photo: NHH
International companies at NHH Career Day – Hard to get and eager to recruit: Rector Frøystein engages with students and company representatives at the International Arena. Students tend to apply to companies they meet on campus.  Every year the Career Center, in close cooperation with the Student Association, aim to have 10 employers recruiting for jobs abroad present at the Career Day, International Arena.  It’s challenging to make companies commit to join NHH Career Day in view of the relatively low number of NHH candidates pursuing an international career.  Those that do come praise the quality of NHH students and the professionalism of the event but point out that better online testing and case based interview skills would benefit the student cohort. Photo: Pernille Sommer
International companies at NHH Career Day – Hard to get and eager to recruit: Rector Frøystein engages with students and company representatives at the International Arena. Students tend to apply to companies they meet on campus. Every year the Career Center, in close cooperation with the Student Association, aim to have 10 employers recruiting for jobs abroad present at the Career Day, International Arena. It’s challenging to make companies commit to join NHH Career Day in view of the relatively low number of NHH candidates pursuing an international career. Those that do come praise the quality of NHH students and the professionalism of the event but point out that better online testing and case based interview skills would benefit the student cohort. Photo: Pernille Sommer
Career Day is a unique possibility for curious students to explore different employers and career paths. Photo: Pernille Sommer
Career Day is a unique possibility for curious students to explore different employers and career paths. Photo: Pernille Sommer
The best company representative – Naoto Sugiura from the OECD  got the prize for being the most approachable and charming company representative from the students. Photo:Pernille Sommer
The best company representative – Naoto Sugiura from the OECD got the prize for being the most approachable and charming company representative from the students. Photo:Pernille Sommer
Wonderful student assistants = success: On behalf of the Career Centre student assistants Anne Karin Stensland and Martha Benan Vethe secured solid implementation of career activities and shared valuable insights into the career needs and preferences of their fellow students. Photo: Pernille Sommer
Wonderful student assistants = success: On behalf of the Career Centre student assistants Anne Karin Stensland and Martha Benan Vethe secured solid implementation of career activities and shared valuable insights into the career needs and preferences of their fellow students. Photo: Pernille Sommer

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