Bridging the classroom with the professional world.
At the foundation of AAU’s existence, there has always been a strong connection to the professional world. Not only does this connection help shape education in the classroom, but it also fosters a symbiotic community and network that goes far beyond our campus. Currently, AAU has over 80 internship providers related to all of AAU’s fields of study, many of which are our own alumni.
To enable students’ success beyond the classroom, AAU’s Career Center connects and guides our students’ academic experiences to their professional futures through an assortment of platforms and opportunities.
Why do an internship? For some students, an internship is the best way to explore a career. For others, it is a great way to gain relevant experience that will make them a stronger candidate for employment after graduation.
With the Internship Course, AAU supports all of its students to find placements most suited to their unique goals and curiosities. The course entails weekly practical workshops aimed at the career development of students and a professional internship related to a student’s field of study. Students can learn more about the Internship Course on the AAUNET Career Center page here.
AAU has a full-time Career Development Specialist, Yulia Sheveleva, who also works directly with AAU’s Alumni Community. Through working with our alumni, the Career Center’s services are optimized with the experiences and successes of our grads.
In addition to overseeing the Career Center’s activities, Career Development Specialist is offering students and graduates individual career consultations aimed at self-discovery, clarification of personal purpose, professional profile development, and assistance in looking for a career.
In addition to the fact that Czech Republic enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU and that there is high demand towards international employees, AAU fosters an exclusive network of potential employers, partners and mentors in the Czech Republic and internationally. With this network, students graduate from AAU with not only a degree, but a professional community that will last a lifetime.
Students can view AAU’s selection Internship Provider Database here.
Throughout the year, AAU hosts events to help students develop their professional skills and expand their professional network, such as Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair, career talks with industry insiders, or career brunches with a Career Development Specialist.
Students can sign up for career talks in the current semester on the AAU Career Center page.
See an example of past career events below:
Some lessons cannot be taught in a classroom but only through professional and real-world experiences. The Mentorship Hub bridges that gap by connecting students and young graduates with experienced alumni and members of the AAU community who can share the challenges, successes, and crossroads they faced on their career paths and offer their advice and insight about their field of profession. Note that there is no fixed commitment for the mentor or the mentee.
Who can be a mentee? Any AAU student or graduate who is seeking professional development advice.
Who can be a mentor? Any AAU alumni or community member with substantial professional experience who is willing to be connected with mentees individually.
Below are our Alumni mentors willing to talk to mentees. Contact AAU Career Development Specialist if you wish to be connected with a mentor in person or virtually.
- Asalya Davlyatova, Sourcing Category Lead at McKinsey, Prague
- Egon Hampl, General Manager at Bellevue Hotels, Prague
- Josef Muller, Deputy Executive Director at Aspen Institute Central Europe, Prague
- Katherine Deduhk, CEO & Co-Founder of TechReach, Portugal
- Milan Kálal, Senior Researcher & Consultant at IDC Europe, Prague
- Simone Bertolone, Managing Director at Collection Hub, Startup Mentor, Prague
- Soňa Krausová, Privacy Leader EMEA & Country Leader Czech Republic at DuPont