From the 5th to the 30th of July 2014, I did an internship in Johannesburg at a subsidiary of the German company Karl Storz. The Storz company produces and sells endoscopes for human beings, animals and for technical examination of machines with difficult access – e. g. turbines. I enjoyed my stay very much and had an interesting time in every respect – the work experience in the company as well as the stay in South Africa. (mehr …)
There are several reasons why the 1st of July has been the best day in this year. At first it was my 17th birthday, so I was quite happy when I waited at the airport for the flight to Oxford. The other reason, why the 1st of July has been the best day in this year is because I got an internship placement at BMW, MINI Plant in Oxford, England.
Last but not least I started my trip to the Sultanate of Oman on the 20th of August 2014, to absolve my internship at the German University of Oman. Oman is a state in the Middle East, which is located next to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Oman is ruled by a Sultan. His name is Qaboos bin Said al Said.
During the first three weeks of August, I had the oppurtunity to do another internship, this time at Stanford University in California. Home to Apple and one of the world’s finest universities in technology and located in the midst of the Silicon Valley area, I was lucky to find a room to rent in Palo Alto, itself in biking distance to the campus.
On the 8th of July I flew to Portland, Oregon, USA where I was to do my internship for five weeks at the Earle A. Chiles Cancer Research Institute, Robert W. Franz Cancer Center at Providence Portland.
My internship at iwis in Shanghai showed me, how a company set up a new plant in a foreign country and which problems may occur caused by the local conditions. During the four weeks I was in Shanghai, I dealt with these problems, but had also the opportunity to get to know a mega-city with 23 million inhabitants, that tries to find a middle-way between the continuous globalisation and their Chinese culture.