A fresh perspective
Global perspective puts a spring in Brett Ereckson's step.
Studying abroad is always a good point for a CV. In a professional sense, it shows that I have communicated and worked with engineers in Germany.
Since returning from a semester exchange to Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences in Reutlingen, Germany, Brett Ereckson feels he’s gained a new, global, perspective.
“I definitely look at the world differently,” he says. “I had a chance to network with people from different cultures, and I also saw how New Zealand is perceived overseas. People don’t know a lot about us – but what they do know is all good!”
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology student (who specialises in Mechatronics), found his exchange in Reutlingen highly valuable.
“My time in Germany provided me with cultural and social benefits that will translate well to my career possibilities in the future.”
During his exchange, Brett learned the basics of German, and enjoyed the global environment in Reutlingen, where he was one of hundreds of international students.
“I made friends with people from all over the world,” Brett says. “I can now communicate with other cultures better – and it’s also broadened my horizons.”
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