The international student internship project EHRM- has ended!

The international student internship project in the field of human resource management - European Human Resource Management (EHRM) - has ended.

As a part of the project, RISEBA students had an opportunity to step into the "shoes" of HR consultants and develop solutions for HR management problems in international companies in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Latvia. For a period of three months, students in groups of two carried out HR-related tasks such as:

  • development of innovative work models;
  • development of work management systems;
  • establishment of a new payment system;
  • solutions to improve employee engagement;
  • creation of a work-allocation programme and others.

 

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"RISEBA is honoured to be the project organiser for the fourth time, enabling students to gain practical knowledge regarding current HR management issues. The feedback provided by the companies shows that the students' in-depth research and problem-solving options are valuable and useful information for the overall development of companies and especially for the improvement of quality of human resource management, ”says Iveta Ludviga, the representative of the project in Latvia, the Director of RISEBA Master’s Programme “Human Resource Management”, about the implemented project.

This year, 19 students participated in the project, and they had an opportunity to work for international European companies such as Bayer and Naos (France), Atrain and Alpla (Germany), Lhost (Belgium), SNAM (Italy), airBaltic (Latvia) and others. The project ended in EMLyon Business School in France with presentations on the completed work.

This year, the EHRM project marks its 22nd anniversary, and RISEBA has been participating in it for the fifth year. This year, RISEBA was the organiser of the project for the fourth time. Next year, the EHRM project will begin on 6 April 2020, traditionally with a two-week introductory session to be held at the "RISEBA" University of Business, Arts and Technology.

 

Feedback from project participants:

-The fact that we all had to work in an international environment gives higher perspectives to get employed in an international company (Anastasija, student from Latvia participated in EJRM 2017)

- All the basic ingredients for becoming a global leader are there in the EHRM programme, therefore it highly contributed to my career. EHRM is added value on my CV, recruiters consider this as very interesting. It was central in my job interview, and the 3,5 years in Company X was somewhat treated as second (Majid Himi participated in the programme in 2013, from Netherland)


-EHRM Programme is especially valuable in preparing students for future global leadership positions. As stated by  Jason from Netherlands, who participated in programme in 2010, “if you look at what makes a good global leader then it is unthinkable that you would not experience international cultural differences and that you should experience working, and living, in groups in an international context. The EHRM programme with its emphasis on cross cultural differences, mbti and other, is an excellent preparation for the development of global leadership skills”.  

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