This Applied Languages student is officially two months into her internship at the Frankfurt Office of Euro London Appointments. The aim of this endeavour was to gain some valuable work experience and of course to improve my level of German. While all is thankfully going well in the office, what of my language learning? Has my German improved over the last two months and in my opinion is applying for an internship at Euro London Appointments a worthwhile investment of the language learner’s time?
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After a day of hard work, the only thing you want to do is go home, have some food and put your feet up with a good book or a brain numbing TV show. I would like to use this opportunity to lay out the benefits of doing some sport instead and how it can affect your career in a positive way…
After almost two months of continuous preparations on the part of myself and my fellow intern Lena Müller, our plans finally came to fruition on Thursday last, February 26th, at Waxys Irish Bar, in the form of Euro London Appointments first Stammtisch event of 2015. In an evening of pleasant conversation, riveting quiz questions, wonderful prizes and free food and drink steadily on flow, the event was a huge success, with a turnout of over fifty guests, resulting in the formation of many new friendships as well as the development of strong proximate consultant-candidate relationships.
Proceedings kicked of at 6.30pm, with all guests receiving a name tag in addition to free drinks vouchers upon arrival. Soon after, the quiz was distributed which made for a major talking point of the evening, provoking much discussion within the room and requiring all entrants to place their thinking caps firmly on. After correcting the quizzes, Country Manager Emma Brady called out the answers, during which time the gasps, sighs and laughs of many candidates could be heard in reaction to some of the mind boggling answers to the brain teasing and highly entertaining questions. Prizes were then awarded to the guests who managed to attain the three highest results, with first prize going to an impressive eleven out of fifteen. Guests continued to chat and to network as the evening began to wind down and consultants and candidates alike left the event, content of a fantastic occasion and meeting of minds.
It cannot be denied that the organisation and attendance of my first Stammtisch was an extremely positive endeavour and it is in fact the task and event I have most enjoyed since beginning my internship. I’m already counting down the days to our next Stammtisch and I wish to make it bigger and better than ever! I hope to see you there!
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Margaret O’ Keeffe
Letzte Woche war es endlich soweit: wir haben unseren ersten Stammtisch in diesem Jahr abgehalten! Schon Tage vorher war die Stimmung im Büro freudig gespannt, bei jedem Telefongespräch wurde noch mal auf den Stammtisch hingewiesen. Auch die Mund-zu-Mund-Propaganda war sehr erfolgreich; wir haben doch tatsächlich Anrufe von Leute bekommen, die sich uns an diesem Abend anschließen wollten, um mal – ganz relaxed – herauszufinden, wie das alles bei uns läuft.
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