What is it like to be an intern at Co-libry?
1 July 2020 | 3min read
Jasmine is a communications student and Atef is a marketing student. They have been working with us for 4 weeks now, so we decided to ask them some questions about how they are experiencing their internship so far. Here is what they had to say:
With the course Communication management, you can go in a lot of different directions when choosing an internship.
In my opinion, you should dare to step out of your comfort zone once in a while, this way you learn a lot more and discover what you really like to do and where you’re good at to find a permanent job in a later phase. I did this when choosing to do an internship at Co-libry. After a first conversation and getting to know each other, I already felt at ease.
Although my internship was entirely done by teleworking, I still had the feeling that I got to know the Co-libry employees. Every morning we had a team meeting in which everyone told us what tasks they had done the day before and what is on the planning today. But we also talked about non-work-related matters to keep the personal contact strong. In times of Corona, this is definitely welcome!
During my first week, I got mostly tasks that made me understand the ins and outs of the company better. If I had any additional questions or if there were any ambiguities, the employees were always open to clarify these matters. I quickly noticed that they really appreciated the input of the trainees.
Throughout the internship, they looked at what you are good at as a person and what kind of tasks you would like to complete during your internship. At Co-libry you are not just another intern. You are appreciated for the person you are.
Even though it was an internship outside of my comfort zone, I’m very happy that I was able and allowed to do an internship here and that I was able to enrich my knowledge of digital marketing and the real estate sector, thanks to Co-libry.
Picking an internship can be quiet difficult sometimes, as you want to pick the right company that will help you grow and where you will learn the most.
I stumbled upon the job offer online and it seemed like an interesting place for an internship as they were offering many books and webinars. It felt like a place where I could be learning a lot in 5 weeks.
After an interview with Nathan, which felt more like a friendly chat than a job interview, we decided that Co-libry was a great place for me to sharpen my marketing skills.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing I had to do my internship from home. However, I never had the feeling that had any effect on my internship. I always felt like part of the team and there was always someone to guide me.
Every morning we had a team huddle, where everyone had the chance to talk about their day and what we were planning on doing that day. This helped to make everyone feel closer to one another and also helped to maximize our productivity as we had the opportunity to have a structural overview of our tasks for the day.
I didn’t know much about portals, real estate, or artificial intelligence at first. So in the first week, I was doing tons of research.
Everyone in the team was always ready to answer my questions at any moment. After 4 weeks now, I feel like I know more about the subject than I would have imagined during my first week.
To summarize: Not only did we learn much from Co-libry, but it felt like everyone at Co-libry was always trying to learn and move forward. It didn’t just feel like work, but like everyone is doing his part in creating and helping Co-libry to evolve.
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