Architect

Ilena Bosco

Hello, I am Ilena. I am Italian and I am nearly 32 years old, and I’ve been living in Cologne, Germany for the past 5 years. I moved here right after finishing my studies, aware of the better opportunities I would have in finding a fulfilling and well-paid job. I’m an architect by profession, and for the past 4 years, I’ve been working in the same company with a permanent contract, obtained after a 3-month probation period.
From the beginning, I had the chance to be welcomed and treated as a professional, with recognition for the value of my foreign-acquired master´s degree. Overcoming language difficulties was a significant step for me, but the company itself supported my success by funding a language course at the beginning of my career.
This experience has allowed me to fully meet my expectations. Here in Germany, I’ve discovered a work environment that offers the opportunity for professional growth and future planning with greater economic stability compared to Italy. The stability and solidity of the standard of living here have inspired confidence in building a lasting professional and personal path. I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and am excited to continue growing professionally.
In addition to my architectural work, I’ve developed advanced skills in using digital design programs, considered essential for my profession.
I’m particularly interested in further expanding my skills by working more actively on construction sites. I believe that this hands-on experience can enrich my professional perspective, allowing me to apply my theoretical knowledge in real-world situations. Balancing time spent in the office with time dedicated to on-site work is an ideal mix for me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the design process.
Another aspect that fascinates me is exploring architecture in international contexts, immersing myself in the cultures and traditions of other nations. My knowledge of different languages gives me an advantage in this regard, enabling effective communication and a full understanding of cultural nuances in international projects. This openness to cultural diversity enriches not only my professional background but also my global perspective on architecture.

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