At Student Circus, we secured an exclusive interview with a current Adidas employee at their headquarters in Germany. We had the chance to ask him many questions to get a glimpse of what a day in a life of an international internship would be like.
Give a One-sentence Account of a Day in Your Line of Work
My daily duties would involve assisting the company’s internal marketing operations, ensuring seamless functioning, and promoting internal improvement.
What Five Things Do You Do First When You Get to Work?
- Obtain coffee!
- Review any emails I might have missed from yesterday.
- Determine if I have any meetings or other activities scheduled for the day.
- Discuss the upcoming day with my manager, including my goals and the chores I need to finish.
- Check the internal message board frequently to check what other business divisions are doing, keep track of other departments, etc.
What Was Your First Employment? Where Did You Obtain This From? (and How Did You Come to Have the Job and Profession You Do Today?
I worked as a sales assistant at Clintons Cards for a year and three months while doing my A-levels in the sixth form, which was my first employment ever. In addition to earning a little extra cash, I took this student job to gain experience working in a store that I could highlight on my resume.
What Kind of Work Would You Detest Doing the Most, and Why?
The job that required me to perform the same daily task would be the one I detest the most. I also had a job that I did not enjoy; I did not want to go to work every morning and did not like anything about it.
What Would You Say to Your 18-year-old Self if You Could Talk to Them Again?
“Continue to do what you’re doing. Don’t wait for things to fall into your lap; instead, seize every opportunity that comes your way. Step outside and start looking for something.
What Has Your Current Position Done for You That You Feel the Best? Which Is Worst?
I’ve been able to network with various employees at the organization, not just other interns, in a little more than two months since I started the internship. My job has allowed me to interact with personnel operating in the marketplaces worldwide, including product managers. By showcasing my skills and qualities to these individuals, I might have an additional opportunity to graduate. The early morning starts would be the worst!
What Would It Be if You Could Work Any Job for Only One Day? What Kind of Thing?
A soccer player. I realize this is a typical boy comment, but I believe every young boy has fantasized about playing for their favorite team.
What Aspect of Your Work Do You Like the Most?
Working with a company like Adidas is fun for me. One of the nicest possibilities I could have ever envisioned is having a corporation with such a reputable name on my CV at the age of 20. The bonus is that it was enhanced by the fact that my internship was in Germany. Not only does the brand look good on my resume, but working abroad also demonstrates to potential employers that I have developed additional talents while I was here.
If You Had to Advise a Recent Graduate Looking to Land a Career Similar to Yours, What Things One Should Do?
I’d advise them to “Utilize the possibilities given to you to the fullest. Make an effort to advance one step beyond all your classmates who are graduating simultaneously as you because they are the same individuals that will look for and apply for International students jobs in the UK simultaneously.
Additionally, I would advise aspiring young professionals to go abroad, like I did when I applied for my current position because it gave me an advantage over students who completed local internships. Therefore, international experience improves my situation once I graduate and enables me to learn more than apply what I’ve learned.