Here in Out of the Box International we are always seeking for promising young people that are willing to advocate for and contribute to a more dynamic and innovative Europe. Having new, fresh ideas and firsthand insights keeps us more aware and conscious about European youth’s needs and wishes. This year we hosted two amazing young people that have been contributing to our work and were able to develop their skills and competences through a mixture of practical experience and know-how sharing. Coming from Spain, Carlos was with us for six months, and Adriana joined us for four months. The time that they spent with us was filled not only with work, but was also marked by personal development and developing mutual understanding. We are very grateful to them, and we wish them both the best of luck and a lot of success in their future endeavors. We will surely stay in touch to follow up on their upcoming engagements and cooperate more in the future.
In Out of the Box International, I learnt how to find innovative solutions for real problems, to teamwork, coordinate with international fellows, rely on others to create synergies, but I also found out that it doesn’t feel like working when you are having fun with people around you.
My experience at OTB has enabled me to acquire the skills and competencies needed to succeed in a dynamic and complex EU environment, thanks to OTB’s focus in the European sphere.
Inspiring quote: Current problems cannot be solved with current solutions ~ you need to find Out of the Box solutions.
I felt comfortable since my arrival thanks to all my colleagues. I learned a lot of new things and I developed skills that will be very useful for my future career. Working in an international environment has broadened my perspective and showed me how, even as a beginner, you can make an impact.
I have become more mature, coming to work in a new country, and I feel more self-confident when working. Now, I am more aware of my capabilities and what I can offer, and I will use them in my future endeavours.
Inspiring quote: Out of the Box International brought me to Brussels, which was my goal when I finished my studies. Now I am leaving them, but they changed my career for better and I will forever be grateful to this amazing team.