10:40 27 March 2020
Post by: WBJ

Will students choose Poland?

Joint actions of non-governmental organizations and public administration representatives, along with a suitable market offer, create the perfect formula for attracting the most ambitious young people with international experience to pursue a career in Poland.

Will students choose Poland?

66% of Polish students who study at foreign universities declare willingness to return to Poland after graduation, according to the results of a survey conducted by the WSE Foundation for the program “Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!” (Choose Poland!). This is a significant number, because OECD statistics indicate that approximately 50,000 Poles study abroad.

Young people wait for suitable offers. It appears that they do not prioritize financial conditions. Instead, they especially appreciate engaging tasks and positions that present great opportunities for further development. The best way for students to put themselves to the test on the Polish labor market is to complete summer internships. According to the WSE Foundation’s survey, as many as 84% of students are interested in this activity.

According to Anna Salamończyk-Mochel, the President of the WSE Foundation: “Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!” helps to attract competent candidates to work in companies and institutions that appreciate the potential of young Poles who study abroad. Year after year, an increasing number of students become willing to return to Poland after graduation. It is for these students that we prepare our offer. We want to present them with the opportunities of the Polish labor market and encourage employers to benefit from the potential of young Polish graduates of foreign universities.

Zuzanna Masianis

student of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, intern at the PFR (Polish Development Fund) Foundation.

I gained invaluable experience working with the Foundation team on socially relevant projects, such as Centralny Dom Technologii (the Central House of Technology) or Uniwersytet Sukcesu (the University of Success). As an intern, I was able to apply and evaluate my theoretical knowledge in practice and acquire new abilities.


Michał Ossowski

student of Economics at the University of Bristol, intern at KUKE S.A.

My internship at a highly experienced team allowed me to gain specialist knowledge and practical skills: from comprehensive financial evaluations of enterprises to complex financial models for project finance transactions. From my very first day at KUKE, I felt like an equal team member. The working atmosphere was excellent. The experience I gained during my two-month internship will be a solid foundation for my further development and future professional challenges.

Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk

Polish Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

The program “Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!” agrees with the missions and goals of diplomatic posts, which increasingly encourage Polish people to return to their homeland. Poland experiences rapid economic growth and presents promising professional perspectives for young people. Poland is a country worth returning to.


Marek Dietl

President of the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange

The program “Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!” helps to accelerate the international development of Polish companies. Within the scope of the program’s activities, we connect Polish talents who study abroad with our partner companies. The goal is simple: for students to use their international experience to contribute to the development of Polish companies, entrepreneurship, and economy.


Michał Stępniewski

Vice-President of the Management Board of KDPW (the Central Securities Depository of Poland)

Polish students’ experience from international universities also means the experience of a different work culture. What they bring to Polish companies and institutions is highly valuable. Students of foreign universities are brave, ready to take on challenges, and self-confident. When working in Poland, they can advance their career faster than in Western Europe countries.

This year marks the fifth edition of the program Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!

To date, the following companies have declared their participation as Partners: WSE, BondSpot, Budimex, Business&Science Poland, Dentons, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, KGHM Polska Miedź, PLL LOT (Lot Polish Airlines), Polish Tourism Organization, PZU, Selena.

The Partners will present their first internship offers as early as in March.

The following institutions assumed Honorary Patronage over this year’s edition:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Development, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Main sources of information about Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!



Twitter: @Go4Poland


For additional information about the program Go4Poland – Wybierz Polskę!, please contact: Aleksandra Flis. E-mail:, tel.: 793 004 280

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