Anna Karlsson, trainee at VisitSweden in New York on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce-USA, is currently featured on the U.S. Department of State’s homepage. Anna is glad to share her positive experiences and encourage any students within tourism and marketing to apply for an internship at VisitSweden as a way to get hands-on experience in both fields.
The software engineering student Senad Santic went to the U.S. in June last year as member of Chalmers University of Technology’s internship program CETAC. The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce helped him get his six months internship as a web development intern at Cypress Private Security in San Francisco. Senad is now sharing his experience.
When I finished my MBA degree the work environment in Sweden was bleak because of the global economic crisis. With this in mind, I was looking for possibilities to add to my resume and stumbled upon the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and their J-1Trainee/Intern visa. It gave me an opportunity to gain practical knowledge as well as the experience of working and living in the United States.
In 2006, an Industrial Partnership Agreement was created between Lidköping and Rockford at the SACC E-Days in Lidköping with the overall purpose to generate business opportunities for each city. In 2008, as one outcome of this agreement, Linnea Bengtsson began working in Rockford as Lidköping´s International Business Development Trainee. Linnea holds a Bachelor Degree in […]
Per Johansson, or Patrick as he is called in the U.S, has been working as an International investment trainee at the law offices of Goswami, Strand & Seaborn in San Francisco. Unlike most of the SACC trainees, I am a little older and it is because I after a long career in the IT and […]
Michelle Roos, Marketing/Business Development Trainee at American Viking Productions, Los Angeles, CA
My name is Michelle Roos and I am currently undertaking the second year of my Bsc (Hons) in Business Administration at the University of Bath in England. I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, but having a mother from Thailand and a family that loves to travel, I’ve spent summers and winters abroad experiencing […]
After graduating with a Master in Public Administration from University of Gothenburg I had the opportunity to work with one of the leading think tanks in the United States, through the sponsorship by the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce-USA. This experience has given me the opportunity to see how researchers and policymakers interact in a […]
As I have always enjoyed experiencing different cultures, an international career has become a natural choice for me. I am studying international business with German specialization and I have spent one year as an exchange student in Freiburg, an idyllic student town in southern Germany. I have also had the great opportunity of spending one […]
To suddenly change environment from the very dark and cold Swedish winter to the warm and exotic life in Miami was a great experience for me. I think Miami is so much more than just an American big city and I believe this was one of my biggest surprises when I first arrived. Miami is […]
“Yes we know, we wrote the campaign-site.” As we are walking down the glass-concrete stairs in the large but tasteful office on Madison Ave in New York City, getting the grand tour, we can’t help but pointing that out to our host as she shows us some ping-pong tables and describes a campaign they have […]