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New - German/English Speaking Marketing student

Hey guys,

I am new to Basel. I moved here last week. I lived for over seven years in Chicago - how I miss Panera Bread

I just received my BA in Marketing from Roosevelt University. [Job Ad edited out by Longbyt].

I am also trying to find a church here. Some running partners would be pretty awesome too.

Hope to find some new friends - I am actually German but I don't think that Swiss people like Germans too much ...

Last edited by Longbyt; 09.01.2011 at 00:15. Reason: Removed text which was really an Ad about a job.
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Old 09.01.2011, 00:12
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Re: New - and looking for a Job - German/English Speaking Marketing student

Welcome to the Forum Jeannette, so you've just come in from the windy city?

I like the German people very much, I worked 12 years in Munich. When I was young I liked fast ladies too, but today I just can't catch them!

Finding a job is very difficult here. You might want to live in Germany and look for a job here from over there. Try looking at http://www.jobs.ch almost all the jobs are posted there

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Old 09.01.2011, 06:45
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Welcome to the forum congrats on your BA! Which church are you looking for?

P.S. I think Germans are lovely
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Congrats on the BA, and Welcome to Basel.

Thank you for choosing EF as your forum, we hope you will enjoy our stay


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Re: New - German/English Speaking Marketing student

Thanks Guys - it feels good to feel welcomed ...

I am not too concerend about a job right now - I am sure I'll find something - Germany is just two steps away so I can always work there and live here. So not a big deal.

But more importantly is the social aspect - Germans are nice but it's much harder to get to know new people - When I moved to chicago it didn't take more than a week before I've met someone - here it's way different ... and to be honest I love hanging out with Americans - it's usually way more fun ...

So if one of you guys know where Americans hang out - let me know

Hope you all had a good weekend.

J
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Old 09.01.2011, 17:45
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Hey guys,

I am new to Basel. I moved here last week. I lived for over seven years in Chicago - how I miss Panera Bread

I just received my BA in Marketing from Roosevelt University. [Job Ad edited out by Longbyt].

I am also trying to find a church here. Some running partners would be pretty awesome too.

Hope to find some new friends - I am actually German but I don't think that Swiss people like Germans too much ...
> for running partners you might check up
http://basel.harrier.eu.org/

> for a church you should say of what denomination you are

> Swiss people tend not to be too fond of Germans, but this in reality depends on what kind of German you speak, on your personal attitude, etc. People only speaking a stiff North German accent, pretending not to understand a single word of the Alemannic dialects, are indeed not popular. People however who speak dialects of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen and Sachsen and understanding the local dialects here at least to some extent in general have no problems.
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Old 09.01.2011, 17:54
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Re: New - German/English Speaking Marketing student

Welcome to the forum and Congrats.On church to attend,i could recommend one if you are a pentecostal Christian.
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Re: New - German/English Speaking Marketing student

Hey J,

Welcome to Basel and Congrats on your degree !!
Marketing always seems to be an interesting area for me :-)

I felt that Basel is really getting cosmopolitan and people are really open and respecting each other.

Drop a line for any advise...or just plain chat or if you need a sound board ...EF'ers will always be there to help.

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Hey J,

Welcome to Basel and Congrats on your degree !!
Marketing always seems to be an interesting area for me :-)

I felt that Basel is really getting cosmopolitan and people are really open and respecting each other.

Drop a line for any advise...or just plain chat or if you need a sound board ...EF'ers will always be there to help.

Best Wishes,
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Basel cosmopolitan = ok
Basel open = oxymoron

Real Basel is a closed club, not even really open to other Confederates
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