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“The Mother” of foreign students in Lublin
You’ve graduated journalism, politology and management, and ended up working in Lublin’s Town Hall…
Six years ago there was a recruitment for the Department of Strategy and Investors Assistance of the Town Hall, specifically for the Study in Lublin project. The requirements included knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, and English. I decided to give it a shot but I remember thinking: “A Ukrainian in the Town Hall? How is that even possible?” My friends were completely bewildered when I got in. Now I’m responsible for the Study in Lublin program and for integrating foreign students with the local community. It’s a perfect job for me. It’s journalism in a way because I’m always among students and other people and that’s why I love this job so much. We work with universities and business segment. My job is very dynamic, I don’t spend eight hours a day in front of a computer screen. I sense that my experience as a foreign student can be passed on to others. Filling in forms and waiting in lines in offices were not the nicest memories. Now I really enjoy running the meetings with students when I can finally clarify everything to them.