"I have been participating in this program because I know first-hand the importance of receiving valuable advice in making career choices. Supporting ambitious students seeking to excel in their fields motivated me throughout the years to dedicate some of my time to this program. My suggestion to all students is to find themselves a "mentor" who has already gone through the process of establishing their career. I am a firm believer in sharing experiences and 'learning' from others. Valuably, you can find out strategies for getting that first job. The process of kick-starting your career is stressful and time-consuming but not impossible, and we, mentors, are the living proof of it".
Flavia Ioana Patrascu, Consultant for the Joint Research Centre, European Commission