More than 10.5 thousand students of Irkutsk Technical University are directed on an internship in 2013. The head of the department of internships and promotion to the employment of students at ISTU, Natal’ya Donchenko, informed the press service of the university. According to her, about 6 thousand students are directed to pass the industrial pre-graduation internships; the rest will have educational and introduction practical training.
N. Donchenko notices that one of the leaders in the number of trainees is traditionally Ltd. "Angarsk petrochemical company", Irkutsk Aviation Plant and Ltd. "Irkutskenergo". Each of these companies enrolls up to 300 students. Young professionals from ISTU will pass the internship for the first time at the largest metallurgical holding of the Far East "Petropavlovsk", in the company in the production of geophysical equipment and the equipment, Ltd. "Geotron" (Tyumen), Komsomolsk Oil Refinery (Komsomolsk-na-Amure), etc.
According to N. Donchenko, students pass the training only in those organizations with which university has signed agreements. The documents set out all the conditions: payment, accommodation, provision of textbooks, materials, etc. The partner companies of NI ISTU are Irkutsk aviation plant (branch of Ltd. "Corporation "Irkut"), Ltd. "Sayanskkhimplast ", Ltd. "Polymetal ", Polar Division of Ltd."GCF "Norilsk Nickel", Ltd. "Okhotsk Mining and Geological Company", ZAO "Serebro Magadana" and ZAO "Serebro Territorii ", ZAO "Zoloto Severnogo Urala", Ltd. “BuryatZoloto", Ltd. HC "Yakutugol", etc. As for the students of humanitarians, lawyers have practice in the prosecutor's office and the Department of Internal Affairs, financial workers - in banks, such as Sberbank and VTB-24, sociologists - in public organizations (Union of Women "Angara", rehabilitation centers).
"Today, Technical University has concluded more than 850 long-term contracts with Russian companies to organize practices and promote the employability of students. In addition to the agreements with the basic enterprises, individual contracts are concluded each year; there are about three thousand this year", - said N. Donchenko.
She said that during the current academic year, 21 companies made presentations at ISTU. According to N. Donchenko, this form of interaction is very productive. Students learn about prospective job of an enterprise at such kind of presentations.
"There is a direct dialogue between the student and the employer at the presentations. Guys can ask in detail about the working conditions, wages, learn about the system of mentoring and support programs for young professionals that exist in different organizations”, said N. Donchenko. “Practice is one of the most effective ways of entering of the future specialist in the profession, and for the enterprise - the possibility of the formation of personnel reserve ".
Traditional Career Day will be held in NI ISTU at the end of October. The event will be attended by representatives of large companies from various regions of Russia, working in the surface managemnt, petrochemical industry, energy, construction, transportation and engineering. During the meeting, experts of the employment center of Irkutsk and the youth career-oriented center swill present jobs and will conduct training sessions on the topic "Interview with the employer", "Effective employment and career development." Urban Employment Center collaborates with ISTU under a contract and monthly inform the students about 40-60 vacancies, some of which are accentuated on the graduates, and the other is aimed at students who can earn some money in their free time.
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