The International Committee is a committee that operates as a link between business and economic students in Uppsala and the international job market. We actively work to strengthens this link through our projects and active project members. We welcome all students that are curious to discover the world with us.
Our main goal is to act as an international platform that members can seek when they want to widen their international perspective. Our vision is to offer our members the opportunity to get international experience during or after their studies at Uppsala. This is achieved through our projects within the committee that is arranged by students, for students. The difference between the International committee and the other committees at Uppsalaekonomerna is that our main focus is to offer international business trips to various lines of businesses and companies. We have several different projects that offers our members everything from going on business trips to the some of the world’s most interesting economies to welcoming weeks for international exchange student in Uppsala. Even though the projects have their own particular niche, they all share the same purpose – create a network between students, companies and cultures abroad.
The International Committee want every member to have the best chance of succeeding to connect in the international job market. Every semester we work towards developing and expand the committee, because we want to be a committee that everyone wants to be a part of! You can read below about our different projects.
Buddysystem is responsible for welcoming business exchange students to Uppsala. Every exchange student is paired up with an Uppsala student for guidance and help before and at arrival. During the first couple of months of the semester Buddysystem arrange events where both Swedish and international students are welcome to join.
Hong Kong Week
Hong Kong Week is a career trip the International Committee arranges. The main purpose of this project is to connect top Business and Economies student in Uppsala, who wish to pursue an international career, with companies located in Hong Kong. H&M, NASDAQ OMX, HSBC and Scania is only a few companies that we are going to visit this year – are you coming with us?
Uppsala Career Tour
Uppsala Career Tour is a career trip to establish a global network, expand your your knowledge about a career abroad and have the time of your life. You will get to visit well known global companies in a variety of cities. Earlier we’ve had the chance to visit companies such as Prime, Accenture, Oracle and Google in cities Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt – just to name a few.
Uppsala International Week (UIW)
Uppsala International Week (UIW) is part of a global network of 26 universities enabling Uppsala business students to go abroad and experience new cultures and meet people from all over the world. Each year every university arrange an International Week inviting students from all other universities. UIW, taking place in May, is a week filled with activities such as company visits, lectures, parties and Swedish traditions. For more information visit http://uppsalainternationalweek.com or http://www.iw-co.org.
New York Week
During the fall, 20 lucky students will get the chance to spend a week in New York and visit several different companies. The students will get the opportunity to experience the city life, and get an exclusive insight into the American business culture. The aim of the trip is to offer the students an opportunity to create future business relationships in USA as well as getting a better understanding of what an international career can look like.
Guest Lecture is a new project within the International Committee where the theme will present a topic with an international connection. The thought behind the project is to offer the members an opportunity to expand your international perspective without having to travel abroad!