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Foriegn graduate, find internship?

  1. Nov 8, 2008 #1

    ziv

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    Hey,
    I'm a Chinese student studying in Ireland and I will be completing my course in Software Development in May of next year. My course in China has covered a broad range of topics from Software Programming to Development of Embedded Systems. I now have to decide which path to go down from here.
    I think it's probably hard to find positions as a new graduate in embedded systems work. This kind of job needs a lot of experience. And experience is what I'm lack of . So I decided I need to find some internship.
    The question is that 'Is that finding a internship in embedded system is easy in Europe? Especially, for a Foriegn graduate from China? And what should i do to find such a internship?'
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2008 #2

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    In the UK new overseas graduates are allowed a 2 year working VISA - I don't know if Ireland has something similair, or if Irish grads qualify forthe UK one.

    Internships in the US generally mean unpaid - they aren't common in Europe.
    So you are really looking for an entry level job, I don't know how bad the economy has been hit but I suspect the big electronics companies aren't quite as desparate for staff as they were a year ago.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2008 #3

    ziv

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    Thank you for the reply mgb_phys.
    Graduates in Ireland are allowed a half year working VISA. But Embedded system industry is not that good in Ireland. Here is lack of job in Ireland. Is that possible finding a job in other European countries for a Chinese graduate in Ireland.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2008 #4

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    I don't think non-eu citizens can swap countries that easily.
    You will either need to find somewhere in Ireland or check with the UK if you are entitled to the UK program - for historical reasons ireland is often a special case and get's more rights in the UK than other european countries.
     
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