Managing Director Med X GmbH
I can still remember my first job after graduating law school. I had already completed one year law school in Latin America, some internships and had lived in Madrid as well. I was working part-time and dreamed of my job in a multinational company as a trainee or as an assistant manager. As I was reading through the job advertisements, I quickly realized that there not only one but a lot of companies were seeking for people in this field. By each advertisement it said “oral and written communication in English and another world language required”. My first interview with a recruiter went according to plan, just like the second and the third with the chairman did as well. A couple of months later, I was starting my new job. Obviously, I met the requirements, even without anyone checking how good my English and Spanish skills were.
After the first experiences and familiarization with the company, I realized that my linguistic competence was not really required after all. Most companies we dealt with were based in Eastern Europe and the managers were German or they could speak very well German. Here and there I wrote a speech or a PowerPoint presentation in English. Were all my efforts to learn another language and cultures just in vain – at least professionally?
Dr. Carsten Feldmann, Director- Manufacturing Coordination Worldwide Bosch Security Systems GmbH
Take the opportunity to go abroad! This opportunity doesn’t always come along, and when it does, I recommended taking it. An internship or working in another country is a good way of preparing for your future work life. more >>
Siegfried Lettmann, Managing Director Cs-Strategies in Salzburg
Are you ready to take the next step to go abroad? An experience abroad will benefit you in many ways, career wise and personally. Working in a professional environment abroad, such as an internship, will help you immerse into new cultures, gain professional experience and strengthen your language skills. more >>
Annabelle Franco, International Sales & General Manager
There are many reasons to go abroad. Of course, the internship may mean a boost in your career. You hear and read about it everywhere. If you want to better your chances in getting the career that you want, then go abroad and gain international work experience.... more >>
Daniel Harder, Managing Director Med X GmbH
I can still remember my first job after graduating law school. I had already completed one year law school in Latin America, some internships and had lived in Madrid as well. I was working part-time and dreamed of my job in a multinational company as a trainee or as an assistant manager... more >>
Timo Grünewälder, Chairman of the Board at Trescal
“The most dangerous of all ideologies is believing people who have not yet seen the world” Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). This quote can be interpreted very differently today than it would have been many years ago... more >>
Marco Molitor, Board member of the DBH Logistics IT AG
Doing an internship before, during or after your studies or apprenticeship should be recommended to everyone. Doing an internship in a gap year or a few months could be especially useful. Gaining experience in an international work environment... more >>