Sadly my internship in social media at Sika has now finished. The time went very quickly and I can hardly believe that these three months are already over. Even though three months are only a very short time to work in a company I could gather a lot of knowledge and experiences for my personal and professional future.
From the first day I was assigned with interesting and versatile tasks and responsibilities. Therewith, I got to know this international and multicultural company. I leaned about the challenges of a company with subsidiaries in over 70 countries with the aim to develop an aligned global communication while still leaving the local companies the ability to adapt to local requirements and businesses. I also found out about some of its many interesting projects around the world and the diversity of the products and applications. I found it very interesting to see how many solutions Sika offers – being it the concrete admixture to make concrete fluid to be sprayable onto a tunnel wall, adhesives to mount a glass facade, membranes to waterproof a roof and to enable growing a green roof or many others.
A task I particularly liked during the internship was the work regarding the social, ethical and environmental engagement of Sika. The support of the many different projects shows the dedication of the local Sika employees to the people in their region as well as environmental challenges and it shows that sometimes it takes very little to make a huge difference.
My last day at Sika made me a bit sad. Not only did I leave a very interesting job but also very friendly people. Even though the company counts over 15’000 employees worldwide, it seemed like a small family at the small headquarters in central Switzerland. I surely will keep these months and all the people I met and worked with in very good memory! Thank you for this great time and all the experiences I could make and skills I could develop!
A picture from a boat trip with our team on Lake Lucerne on a very sunny and warm day in Switzerland.