I'm an Indonesian who is currently studying Integrated Communication Management
at the Hogeschool van Utrecht
. I'm majoring in Marketing Communication, although, my study covers every aspect of the communication field including Public Relations, Public Affairs, and Corporate Communication. I will be graduating this summer (June/July 2006), and I am currently seeking employment, right here in the Netherlands. Undertaking a practical work experience here in the Netherlands would mean a lot to me before going back to Indonesia.
My Dutch is reasonable; I am conversant, although I cannot call myself an active participant. I have never taken a formal Dutch course, I learned Dutch autodidactly. The problem is I do not know whether or not an excellent Dutch language skill is necessary in order to get an employment here (or is English enough?), and if so, I am not sure whether or not my Dutch language level is proper enough in order to get such an employment.
Anyway, I have one year of work experience (internship aka
Stage); 5 months at SCOMPANY, a student communication consultancy, set up by the faculty of communication and journalism at Hogeschool van Utrecht, and 7 months at Thames PAM Jaya, a subsidiary of Thames Water International in Jakarta.
Please let me know whether or not it is possible for me to be employed here in the Netherlands; concerning job vacancies, nationality, language skill and working permit. Any tips in order to make this happens are highly appreciated.
Ps. Moderator, don't hesitate to move this thread, in case it is not placed in the right place. I wasn't sure where to actually put it. Thanks