International experiences

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International experiences

Postby Maija » 15 Dec 2016, 17:52

Hi,
Is everybody who applying Vulcanus in Japan having international experiences? Studying abroad? I do not. Is it so bad? :D
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Re: International experiences

Postby yez » 15 Dec 2016, 20:44

Please search the forum. I remember there is a lot of comments on this.

Short answer however: Yes, international experience can be (very) helpful. Do you still have a chance without? Yes, totally (just make up for it with other skills).
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Re: International experiences

Postby TasosZG » 17 Dec 2016, 13:11

I can tell you about this year's participants that only half of us have had international experience ( studying or working abroad ).
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Re: International experiences

Postby Maija » 17 Dec 2016, 16:28

What's more important application form or motivation letter ?
Thanks you very very very much :))
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Re: International experiences

Postby yez » 18 Dec 2016, 15:00

No one can tell you that (and both are important). Personally, I believe that a very very good motivation letter can get you shortlisted albeit a lack of content (aka experience, skills) on the application form.

I feel like the application form is pretty generic, in the sense, if two people have similar experience, then the motivation letter/prof letter is what differentiates them more than the application form which is mostly a listing of past experience.
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Re: International experiences

Postby Maija » 18 Dec 2016, 17:13

OK :) keep working on this...

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