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Servus! My name is Emily Cook and I am a lucky participant of the Adopt an Intern German Exchange 2014. Quite simply, Adopt an Intern helped me to find my dream internship; I am spending the summer in the heart of Munich, working for a prestigious multi-lingual recruitment agency called Euro London Appointments.
As an undergraduate student approaching her final year, I am keenly aware that internships are invaluable in the ever competitive employment market and equipping oneself with experience that show employers that you are committed to learning about a particular business environment. As I study German, I was particularly interested in finding work experience that would utilise my language skills so I was delighted to be offered an internship with a recruitment agency in Munich and from my first day at Euro London Appointments, I gained invaluable experience in the recruitment arena, with German business etiquette and I have used my linguistic skills in a day-to-day business setting.
Furthermore, I feel that I am a valued member of my team; I have been praised and awarded company rewards in recognition for my work and I have always felt welcomed and part of the team from the beginning. I thoroughly appreciate that I am reaping the benefits of extensive training and a friendly, dynamic work environment that all of my colleagues have provided for me as an intern.
The British-based company has offices situated all over Europe, focusing on sourcing high calibre linguists for a vast array of business. My daily activities involve candidate interviews, lead sourcing, data input and supporting a senior consultant. As for after work activities, I have already met interns and students my own age through Erasmus events, I have found a running club and a German tandem partner , and I have wonderful housemates and work colleagues, and on top of that, Munich has treated me to heat waves of around 35 degrees, many city and student festivals and a constant barrage of Bavarian friendliness.
There is a German saying which goes-‘Das Leben ist kein Ponyhof’, roughly translated as ‘Life is not a bed of roses’-which is resoundingly the opposite definition of life in the Bavarian capital.