MSD Helps Students Start Their Careers

On Feb. 29, we organized a workshop at our premises for 18 students (age 14-21) in cooperation with a non-governmental organization, (NGO) Nadani a dovednosti.

This session was part of a four-month long mentoring program called “Rozhled” provided by the NGO. The aim of this program is to help students from orphanages and socially disadvantaged families focus on choosing the right career and talent and skills development for future independence and orientation in the labor market.

The workshop started with a short introduction of all participants. This warm up was followed by an interesting but hard topic focused on the types of employment contracts (their advantages and disadvantages) in the Czech Republic. After lunch, students reviewed CVs and tried to improve them. They also got many tips for writing a good and catchy CV or motivation letter. Our colleagues also showed them Czech job portals and demonstrated how LinkedIn works.

A special guest, Jiri Rostecky, a young business man who inspires and helps people through interviews on his blog, shared his interesting life story and captured the students’ attention for the rest of the day.

The students had positive feedback about the session. We are looking forward to helping another group of students kick off their careers!

- Karina Vasinova