Neisse University alumni testimonials

„I had decided to continue my studies at Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz (Informatics) after graduation at Neisse University. During my master studies I applied for a job at Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile (TPCA) to become Information Systems specialist. I was hired immediately thanks to all the things I have learnt while studying at Neisse University and HSZG. I had deep knowledge about trends in IT plus my communication skills were high above average in the TPCA IS department.

I personally recommend studying at Neisse University to everyone I meet. Neisse University is not only about the subject “Information and communication management”. It is school of life – you live abroad, you feed yourself, you deal with other people, you have the possibility to speak four languages a day, etc. And there is a bonus of an incredible looking CV which unlocks the first door to your dream career.“

Barbora Městková

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 „After finishing Neisse University in 2011, I have entered another international study program. While Neisse provided me mostly with hard skills as computer literacy, CEMS Master in International Management is a more business focused program. After spending an exhausting semester at prestigious Rotterdam School of Management and three semesters at University of Economics, Prague, I am now about to finish it.

During the past two years, I have gained professional experience through various internships in banking, management consulting and FMCG (fast moving consumer goods).

Neisse University is definitely a step out of your comfort zone - studying with foreigners in English, moving in and out, subjects that range from programming to psychology. But without it, I would not have been able to achieve what I did, both personally and professionally. Last but not least, one gets to know amazing people.

Neisse University opened me the door to pursue an international career. If you are not sure what you want to do but you want to work around the world, I can only recommend applying as this is a really great start that can help you to find your way.“

Marek Lejsek

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 „Studying at Neisse University altogether was a great experience. Particularly living and studying in 3 different countries, the language diversity and the cohesion among the study group have been stuck in my memory. To my mind the seminars and lectures built a good knowledge base, and I was able to apply a few learned skills later in my career. Having selected a rather untypical course of studies attracted attention for further applications and has eventually been a great stepping stone for my academic and professional career. Due to the English-speaking environment at Neisse as well as the flexibility and openness gained there I was well prepared for my master studies that I completed entirely abroad.“

Katharina Wessels (NU graduate 2006) currently works for Zürich Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft as communications manager

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„I met nice colleagues and teachers during my studies. They were very friendly and I am glad to stay in contact with them. Living in a different town for some time is different from coming there for a visit. l like that NEISSE UNIVERSITY allows us to study in different places. But most I appreciated the opportunity to do an internship in a foreign country.“

Zuzana Brozová

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„If you are looking for something unique, NEISSE UNIVERSITY is the place to go. It is a perfect way to grow as a personality. During your journey you will meet a lot of people from different countries, creating unforgettable memories.

Because of that uncommon setting, living in three different countries in such a short time, you‘ll certainly get the attention of most of the employers.“

David Braun

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„I travelled a lot before starting university and was afraid of getting stuck in one place. Then I heard of NEISSE UNIVERSITY - changing environment each year will not let you get bored with your study and will provide constant stimulation to try new things.

The program has all advantages of the Erasmus exchange program but additionally offers security and peace of mind - the accommodation and formal issues are taken care of for you.

If I were choosing University again I would choose the NEISSE!“

Krzysztof Stankiewicz, 2014 Graduate

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„Not only was the NEISSE UNIVERSITY a great opportunity to prepare myself for my later activities in several fields of the workforce, but it was also lived diversity from the very start.

Being in a tri-national group of students helped me to begin to understand the different cultures and to greatly benefit from a multitude of different approaches, ways of thinking, the often experienced hospitality and friendship.

Studying at the NEISSE UNIVERSITY was a great experience that not only opened a lot of doors for me, but that also showed me what lies beyond my expectations.“

Kai Bösch

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„In 2007 I started the Neisse University as one of my nicest experiences in my study time. Even though, my holidays were shortened because of an English course with national speakers.

This course did not just improve my English skills but it also socialized the class. As you already know the main idea was to put together at least 3 nations like Czech, Germany and Poland. By having these different nations in one class it forces you to speak English not just at school but also when you are hanging out or doing sports. The English language was probably the most attractive thing to me in the beginning.

The first year in Czech Republic in Liberec was not so special to me because I used to live there before. The second year I understood how important my polish classmates were because they helped us to better integrate into the polish culture and to learn the polish language. Whereas in Czech Republic we learned quite a lot about economics and maths in Poland it was more focused on programming.

In Germany I liked the teaching techniques of the lecturers the most which were little bit different than in the other two countries before. Unfortunately, the time in Germany is only for one semester because the last semester you have to do an internship where ever you want in the world. I along with many of my classmates took the opportunity to do it in Germany. I joined a start-up in Munich where I helped set up the company.

My classmate and a good friend Ondřej and I enjoyed our experience so much that at the end of studies we decided to create a video on YouTube “Neisse university documentary” to make the information about the school more accessible and to give others the chance to try it as well.

I feel very lucky with my studies compared to classmates from high school that went to well known universities in Prague etc. I have often seen them to fail, to quit or to be kicked out. The problem is for sure not in their intelligence but rather due to the fact that these universities have a huge amount of students that can be just treated as numbers. If you get in troubles and you need help, do not expect help from the university. I do not say it is a rule for all universities, for example the Neisse University has a really friendly connection to their students because there is one lecturer and max 30 students in any kind of lesson.

The Neisse University gave me a broad overview in communication, management and IT. It enabled me to discover the Polish culture in a way I hadn‘t been able to before, even though I had been living just 30 km from the border.

The Neisse University showed me that nothing is impossible; it is just a matter of negotiation. After graduating I continued on to a Master‘s degree in Innsbruck.“

Lukas Svoboda

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"I am working for an NGO which deals with the Euroregional (German-Polish-Czech) education matters; working an Euroregional frame / atmosphere - which means on a Neisse University like base.

My personal (private) success story: cross-border marriage with a Polish colleague from Neisse University"

Anne Bartusiak

 

NU alumni remarks from an anonymous survey

"It was fantastic to study, live, an party in the international environment. I miss it today."

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"These three years at the U-Neisse were unforgettable and irreplaceable for me."

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"Interesting study course, multinational, more countries more adventure, free time, Neisse community, personal touch with most of the professors."

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"During my time I spent abroad, I had a chance to meet new people, see exciting places and acquire some skills which I am personally putting in use on day to day bases. Although, I had an opportunity to put new knowledge into a test during my internship, I really missed the freedom of making my own schedule. But I completely understand that there had to be some kind of consolidation of educational systems, styles etc. To summarize, despite the lack of deeper general information about the program I really enjoyed it."

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"I got the Job of my dream after finishing Neisse University and now am doing per time master studies."

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"Whenever you tell people about the international network of what is Neisse, then you get very positive reactions on what it is. Neisse Uni "opens the door" towards other studies or professions. In my experience, it is a very good mixture of hard and soft skills to acquire. [...] To sum up, for my professional way, it was a very good decision to choose Neisse."

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"I improved my language skills, I became more open-minded and self-confident, I gained good knowledge about foreign culture and people, it gave me the opportunity to have an interesting internship and I could do it in a foreign country with the great help of the scholarship given in Germany."

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"I was satisfied with NU mainly because of better chances to entering labour market."

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"I liked my NU studies because:

-          personal study environment

-          changing location which is not boring

-          functional overview of many different topic"

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„[...] Google are interested in such people like us! I had an interview with them.”

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"By studying Neisse University I got the possibility to study in English, to get to know different countries and to travel a lot."

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"[...] Overall - the intent of the program is perfect. It makes the student special, because not everyone else can say that he/she was studying in three different countries."

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"It was fantastic. Despite all the rumours that the study program was not thought through well enough, it gave us student so many benefits from being active in an international environment that this overshadow not a perfect study programme. I recommend it to everyone... there is no better choice!"

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"I expected new experiences, adventures and friendships... and this was wholly fulfilled. [...]"

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"[...] Neisse University was really great, I really have bussiness thinking after Neisse Uni. I made great friendships, and I've some knowledge which I can use in practice. Thanks!”

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„A very good cross-culture experience of a lifetime... Very much experiencing time, and language skills progressed a great deal."

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"My languege skills improved 100%, also informatics knowledge was on high level.”

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"It opened me the further Master Studies + work. Neisse DID open my way to a very good job in CZ. I would not ever regret I did take the place. A+++ rating!"

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"NU looks really good in CV and should be consider as a good starting point for CS master study and good IT job. It gave me:

-          Good position on job market!

-          Professional knowledge

-          Language skills"

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"It was great to study at Neisse University, very supportive teachers, very nice people in all 3 countries. Sometimes things didn’t go so well, but since the heads of University were always open to discussion, it was ok. I do recommend the University to friends and family."

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"I learned a lot about myself, to grow, becoming self confident - to work in a multinational team - to get a member of the community - NU is more than a banal study - it was an adventure - thanks for this experience."

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"I am really happy I had this possibility to study at Neisse University. If I would have second chance to decide about my bachelor studies, I will choose it again."

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"I improved my languages skills, got to know new very interesting people and make new friendships, I learned how to solve many problems on my own, I became more responsible, self-confident. I also learned many matters from IT area."

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"The level of study (requirements, teacher's professional experience/knowledge, school equipment etc.) was rather lower then my expectations. However, the language, internship and getting to know other countries were very beneficial."

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"Concerning my expectations to study NU in the first place:

-          bachelor in english, outside of my home country

-          getting to know other cultures

my expectations have been met fully."

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"I remember study time as great one. It is a great idea of study like that [...] I liked very much the Field Trips, it was very interresting and helped us to understand other students and made friendship relations. It is also very good that we have to do the internship, it helps after the graduation. [...]"

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"[...] I learned the language and widen horizon on many aspects. Thank you for great 3 years, and great memories!"

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"I liked the studies because it was in a multi-national environment, in 3 countries. Now I'm more open minded person."

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"I was satisfied with the study arrangement - the opportunity to learn in a multilingual and multicultural environment was definitely beneficial."

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"Right now i am studying my master program at the University of Bradford, UK and with the knowledge i acquire at the Neisse University is quite helpful while studying in another country, good communication Skill, working with people from another countries and so on."

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"I attained the international competence as I expected. Thanks to the studies at the Neisse University, I found an attractive job."

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"My highest expectation according to U-Neisse was that it enables me to open new ways in the future. For real, it helped me and after the study I had a option to choose out of three universities to continue my master program."

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"It gave me a good start to be able to live in foreign country. But unfortunately for me I'm in healthcare and I use very little of what I learned while at U-Neisse. If I was to live in Europe, I'm positive this would give me a great advantage."

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"The Neisse University is an unbelievably good project. Even if I haven't answered all questions very positively, I only can recommend the Neisse University. The studies are diversified very broadly and as a student one simply must use this."

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„After the Neisse University I made the Master of Computer Science in Goerlitz and worked afterwards as a Java Frontend developer in Prague [...] I applied for a web design position in Prague and found quickly one were I work in a Marketing team and do a lot with making  visuals, graphic themes, posters, brochures as well as online design. I am very happy that I can combine front-end programming and designing.“

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