I wasn’t always a person ready to step out of my comfort zone, but I really wanted to do so. I was dedicated to studying and I had much success, but I felt that I was not using all my potentials. I needed something that would make me push the boundaries. Once I decided to take a step forward, I chose to apply for participation in the Internship Programme of German Business. This had been my biggest challenge so far but I decided to accept it.
With every step in the selection process for the scholarship holders and every new email I received, my excitement was increasing, and I was more and more sure that this internship was the best choice. After the selection process, I got an internship at SMS group GmbH. This was the opportunity for a unique experience in the field of industrial automation. I had the opportunity to learn something new every day in my internship time. I could feel my professional growth.
Working in one of the leading companies in Germany is, of course, one of the greatest benefits of the internship, but there are many more. I improved my English and German skills and I learned how to deal with different people, different situations and challenges. I can say that I have grown up as a person and as a professional.
Besides working and practicing German language, I enjoyed diving into German culture and travelling. Something I liked the most about travelling in Germany is travelling by train. It was amazing to feel that every part of the country is reachable in a couple of hours, since there are many places in Germany that are worth visiting.
As I have already pointed out, there are many benefits of the internship, but the best one is definitely making new friendships. I met so many great people and we had such a great time together in Germany. If I could, I would repeat this experience!
If you have doubts about how the internship will go or you are waiting for a better time to apply, trust me, there is no better time than now. Take the opportunity, overcome all challenges and use all your potential.