Tag: lifer stories

Exchange or Startuplifers?

Are you thinking about a semester abroad? We conducted a comparison between an exchange and Startuplifers experience to help you find your perfect match.   It’s the time of the year when everybody is browsing through fascinating countries and interesting universities, wondering if they would like to spend an exchange

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Life after life – Michelle

This internship can change your career and the way you see the future. I ended up in Silicon Valley under rather unusual circumstances. During my 4th year of studying architecture at Aalto, I acquired an arm injury that made studying extremely difficult. While researching new technology that could help me,

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Meet Emma, our Design Lifer from Sweden!

Text by Emma Lundin I am currently at a place I’ve dreamed of for a long time. I’ve always loved to travel and experience new places, cities and cultures. When I visited California for the first time when I was a teenager I fell in love right away. To live

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5 tips for job hunting for a non-technical position

Text and pictures: Pauliina Alanen, @palan3n If technology, future, startups, blockchain or AI interest you, but you’re not a huge tech nerd, don’t worry. You can still come to Silicon Valley. It just might be a bit more challenging (read: not advertised) to find out about the “open positions” as they’re

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How to Network in San Francisco? by Lifer Joel

One typical question when moving to a new city is how to find local friends. In San Francisco meeting people is easy. The atmosphere encourages people to talk to each other — I think nice weather and American extrovert culture are main vectors behind this atmosphere. For example, I had

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