Brasil, qual é teu negócio/o nome do teu sócio/confia em mim
October 19, 2007 5:17 AM Subscribe
Despite the recent corruption scandals in Brazil, for the first time since the 1970s, the country is finally showing signs that it is worthy of comparison with its BRIC counterparts. Inflation, the bane of the 1990s, has finally been largely reigned under control, interest rates have fallen to their lowest in living memory, the Brazilian Real continues to rise against the US dollar and BOVESPA - Latin America's largest and busiest stock exchange - continues to grow from strength to strength.
How do I, a 23-year-old Brit with extensive experience of living and studying in Brazil, fluent (verging on native) command of the language and a knowledge and understanding of the subtleties of Brazilian culture which never seems to seize to amaze my Brazilian friends, get involved in this exciting new arena?
I'm currently completing a Masters in International Business at a French business school rated amongst the top ten in Europe by the Financial Times, and asides from speaking Portuguese, I also speak Spanish and French. The time has come to seek out an internship - or, even better, perhaps - a job for next year. Ideally, I'd like to work for a British or European company with extensive interests in Brazil and I am certain that, with my credentials, I would be an asset to any employer.
What I want to know, Mefites, is what is the best way for me to realise this dream? Details of relevant companies appreciated greatly. I'm interested in all sectors of business and banking but, in particular, the energy sector, import/export and marketing.
Best of all is if I could, somehow, make some contacts!