Our Intern's Stories

Ira Salo

Ira Salo, Marketing and Development Specialist at diversophy®, 2019I was born and raised in a small town in South-West Finland. After graduating high school, I moved to Jyväskylä in Central- Finland to pursue my higher education. There, I chose to enroll in JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ International Business program. I have always wanted to study in English as well as study and work abroad, so this was the perfect place for me. Being interested in marketing, internationalization and competitiveness, I chose Marketing Management and Economics of Internationalization and Competitiveness as my focal areas. I have worked previously in Finland...

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Victor Khlistunov: Intern Interview Project

Victor Khlistunov acquired a “Bachelor of Arts” majoring in linguistics and translation in Volgograd, Russia, and started his current master’s degree studies at the University of Vaasa in 2016. Since his program was transferred to Jyväskylä, this is his second year in Central Finland. Victor read about George Simons in...

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Emily Auvinen

Emily Auvinen, Marketing Communications Manager at diversophy®, 2017 I was an active volunteer in my local California community as a young adult. In 2012, I had the opportunity to organize and participate in a community service and peace education project in Rwanda, Africa. As a teenager, I started working. By the time I was an adult had experienced being a waitress, caterer, event organizer, daycare assistant and office clerk. Never would I have imagined that I would be living a life abroad. After graduating high school early at age 17 and quitting my job, I left alone for a summer...

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Kim Dau: Intern Interview Project

Kim Dau is the creator of the @EaseJournal, a tool for helping individuals be at peace in a changing world while they explore and embrace life with a mindful vision and concrete actions, a project she conceived, and whose publication she crowdfunded. Kim spent the autumn (from August until November) of 2014 as a trainee...

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Vanessa Landry Claverie: Intern Interview Project

Vanessa Landry Claverie started working with George Simons International in June 2006 - she got in touch with George through a mutual colleague when searching for a place to complete her internship. At that time, she had been doing Intercultural Negotiation studies at the University in Rennes, France.

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