Students say it's all about the money

Skarleta Hurtuková, 21, special pediatrics
"I think I have a chance of getting employment, but under what wage conditions I don't know. I have been thinking of going to the Czech Republic. According to what I have heard, wages are much better there."

Skarleta Hurtuková, 21, special pediatrics

"I think I have a chance of getting employment, but under what wage conditions I don't know. I have been thinking of going to the Czech Republic. According to what I have heard, wages are much better there."


Ivana Sadecká, 20, management

"I think that I could get a job in Slovakia, [especially because] I study management. But I think the wages would not be comparable at all to what I would get abroad, so I will focus on foreign countries. And then, once I have got some experience and earned some money, I want to return home for sure."


Monika, 20, mathematics

"I don't think about this very much, but I hope I will be able to get a job. I would very much like to stay in Slovakia, but I think it will be much more attractive abroad, from all points of view."


Ľubo, 23, ethnology

"There are employment opportunities here, but not big ones, of course. One has to have a lot of luck, know the right people, etc. Going abroad attracts me more than staying home. I would like to go somewhere - at least for one year - to earn money for basic things, like a flat, so that I can [come back] and work here."


Lucia Martíniová, 22, nuclear physics

"It is hard to get a job corresponding to my major. [My future job could be] either in banking or healthcare; that should not be a problem.

I want a job abroad, for sure. It's even worth doing postgraduate studies abroad I think. The plan is clear: get through my two [remaining] years then get the hell out of here."


Mlynská dolina university residences, Bratislava, November 2002

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