“I finished Ulpan Etzion in December, and in January, I started working at Waze. I was really lucky”
"In Italy the economy is static, and it was impossible for me to upgrade my life. This dimension of impossibility made me crazy. I decided to make a change and move to Israel because I am young, I have a Master's degree, and I have experience.
I arrived at Ulpan Etzion without a clear idea of where I wanted to work—but I knew that with my experience and because there aren't many Italians here, I would have a chance of finding a good job. I signed up for The Jewish Agency's Aliyah Jobs newsletter, which collects available jobs and sends jobs listed by language to olim twice a week.
That's how I found the job at Waze (which was then only a start-up) straight after finishing ulpan - it was really weird!"
Elizabeth Reato from Mira, Italy / Young Aliyah - Ulpan Etzion, Jerusalem