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GigaWatt. A game about the energy transition, a topic which is very complicated and not easy to solve. In GigaWatt it is your job to solve this puzzle! The game was created by three IAESTE Netherlands Alumni! In this episode, Mark will talk with them about the game and also how their experience with founding IAESTE Netherlands is connected to the game! If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.orgIAESTE: https://www.iaeste.org/Podcast: https://podcast.iaeste.orgGigaWatt: www.gigawattgame.com/kickstarterGigaWatt- To make people aware about the challenge of energy transition from coal and gas to renewable energies such as wind and solar, we have created this exciting board game. It is important for people to undersand that this is important to stop or at least slow down climate change, in order to keep our planet habitable for future generations.
The president of IAESTE A.s.b.l., Thomas Faltner, just got re-elected for another two years at the Annaul Conference 2022 in the end of January. In this episode, Mark and Thomas will discuss the lessons leanred from the AC and the strategy of the association moving forward. Additionally, Mark will ask Thomas regarding his leadership style and what he brings to the association. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.orgIAESTE: https://www.iaeste.org/Podcast: https://podcast.iaeste.org
Isabella and Qais met and fell in lvoe during their IAESTE internship. They recently got married. They sit down with Mark to tell their story, please enjoy. We are sorry for the audio, as is trembles sometimes. (The reason were some audio setting, which starts echo after some time. This did not show up in the test recordings.) If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.orgIAESTE: https://www.iaeste.org/Podcast: https://podcast.iaeste.org
Karel Smejkal is the president and co-founder of INSPIRELI. IAESTE partnered up with INSPIRELI to support their Beirut Port project. In August 2020 a devastating explosions destroyed or damaged nearly 50% of all buildings in Beirut. INSPIRELI hosts a competition for young architects where they can contribute to the reconstruction of Beirut. Together with Mark, Karel will discuss the history of INSPIRELI, the Beirut port competition and something Karel calls the Netflix of architecture. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.orgIAESTE: https://www.iaeste.org/Podcast: https://podcast.iaeste.orgINSPIRELI: https://www.inspireli.com/en/awards/
What a year it has been. In this short episode, Mark looks back to the first 14 episodes of Work.Experience.Discover and outline future plans. We will come back after the Annual Conference 2022 with new episodes! If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Andressa Leonilia is from Brazil and used to be an IAESTE volunteer for IAESTE Brazil and an IAESTE trainee in 2019. Originally, Andressa is from the shantytown of Sao Paulo. Work, passion, and dedication helped her to join university and to fulfill her dream to go abroad. Today, she lives in Sweden with her boyfriend. Together with Mark, she recapitulates her experiences with IAESTE and her internship. The support of the association in Brazil and in Sweden, because for her, IAESTE changed everything. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
In this episode, Sebastian Timson Smith from Australia is joining Mark to talk about his 10-month internship in Austria. Sebastian is a mechanical engineer for him, it was his first experience in an engineering environment. Consequently, they will discuss the classical onboarding process, but also language differences and first impressions. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
After more than 20 years, Bruce Wicks decided to leave IAESTE to pursue a career outside the association. In this episode, he sits down with Mark to tell him about the way he joined IAESTE UK and later the IAESTE A.s.b.l. support team. They recapitulate the past 20 years on how the association develops. We will miss you Bruce, but we are looking forward to meeting you at the next Alumni Conference! If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
The ITS team are five motivated volunteers under the supervision of the IT Manager of the IAESTE A.s.b.l. support team. Jerry, Martin, Prachi, Samuel and Aditaya keep our IT infrastructure running and develop our Exchange Platform to improve the usability and the exchange program itself. In general, we all just see how much we rely on our IT once it is not working. Therefore, we consider our ITS team as the hidden heroes of IAESTE A.s.b.l. and we want to bring them into the spotlight. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Lisa studied Biotechnology at BOKU University in Vienna, Austria. In this episode, she talks with Mark about her internship in Kazakhstan, how she got there and what her grandparents had to do with her journey. How are labs different in Kazachstan from the Labs in Austria? How did she benefit from the internship? All these questions are answered by Lisa. Additionally, Lisa did a second internship in Israel, which they will also talk about shortly. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Vehzan is a Mechanical Engineer from India. In 2015 he did an internship in Germany which changed his life forever. He ended up doing his Master's degree in the Netherlands and is now living there even after his graduation. In this episode, Vehzan tells us about his journey and how he discovered the flexibility of German students in his first hours in Germany. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Kevin is a graduated Electrical Engineering student from Germany. The first IAESTE internship took him to Malta. He wanted to stay in his comfort zone he told Mark. However, that didn't last for long, because the second internship took him to Brazil! In this episode, Mark and Kevin discuss the differences between a small island and a huge city and how playing football in the Amazonas rainforest feels like. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Today's guest is Wolfgang Schreiber. Wolfgang is the president of IAESTE Austria's board of trustees and most importantly he is the founder of student-run IAESTE Austria. In 1989 he and some friends decided to make a difference. More than 30 years later, IAESTE Austria is one of the leading career fair providers in Austria and manages more than 100 internships per year. An all this is run by volunteer students. In the conversation, Mark and Wolfgang discuss the foundation of student-run IAESTE Austria and how students can benefit by being part of this association. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.org
Kevin is a graduated Computer Science student from Austria. In 2017, he did an IAESTE internship in Japan. Our host Katerina talks with him about the process of his application and his experiences in Japan. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
In today's episode, Elisa Calleja will talk with Mark about the new IAESTE A.s.b.l. website! Elisa is an IAESTE Malta Alumnus and in the new website project, she was responsible for the user experience and user interface. The new website was a common project between Elisa, the IAESTE A.s.b.l. team and BambooLabs from Croatia, a company run by IAESTE Alumni Boris Rausch! Together, Elisa and Mark discuss the new website and why it is important for companies and associations to rethink their web presence from time to time! Additionally, they also dive into Elisa's life as an entrepreneur! If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
Remote Internships are a new possibility to get international working experiences. Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, IAESTE utilized remote internships in 2020. Our guest in this episode is Estefania Lopez. A true world traveler who worked with IAESTE A.s.b.l. as a remote intern. Mark and Estefania discuss the challenges of working from home and how it was to work on a remote team together with our Head of Operations Olga Legacka. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via podcast@iaeste.org
In this episode of our podcast, Mark discusses with General Conference Cahirperson Katerina Esnerova about her motivation to stay with IAESTE and her first experiences with the association. Katerinas job is to chair the General Conference which is the highest decision body of IAESTE. In the conversation, Katerina and Mark also cover Robert's Rules of Order, the parlamentary procedure of the General Conference. This episode was recorded during the IAESTE Annual Conference 2021 in Vienna. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via: podcast@iaeste.org
In this episode of our podcast, Mark discusses with the Head of Operations Olga Legacka about the development of the IAESTE A.s.b.l. support team and her own development with IAESTE over the past 18 years. This episode was recorded during the IAESTE Annual Conference 2021 in Vienna, which was held online. Only 10 people came together in Vienna to guarantee a smooth conference. All of them got tested every day and wearing mask was mandatory when outside the conference room. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via: podcast@iaeste.org
In the first episode of our podcast, Mark discusses with the President of the association Thomas Faltner about the people in IAESTE and the history of the association. They think about how strategic decisions are made in IAESTE and also recap the past challenging year. This episode was recorded during the IAESTE Annual Conference 2021 in Vienna, which was held online. Only 10 people came together in Vienna to guarantee a smooth conference. All of them got tested every day and wearing mask was mandatory when outside the conference room. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via: podcast@iaeste.org
Host Mark Feichtinger  introduces the IAESTE As.b.l. Podcast. As a student exchange organisation, which is run by volunteers, NGO or government employees or universities we are creating amazing stories. If you look at our website we have a section on experience reports, but in this podcast we want to go deeper. We want to talk about feelings, challenges, maybe fears but obviously the joy of doing something new. We want to talk about their experiences, challenges and learnings. In the end our podcast will be about stories from real life with people who took the step out of their comfort zone or who dedicate parts of their time to the service of those students going abroad. Therefore, I and other hosts will talk to the students who went on an IAESTE internship. We will talk to our employers and to our IAESTE executives. And we will talk to the student volunteers how they experience IAESTE. If you are interested, please have a look at our website: https://podcast.iaeste.net We are aiming to release episodes bi-weekly. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us via: podcast@iaeste.org
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Tina Hajibagheri

I really enjoyed this episode, Thanks for creating and publishing it 🌱🌻

Aug 14th
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