Starting in January, quite a few new colleagues have joined us at InterNations headquarters here in Munich. Soon we will have to expand our office space to accommodate us all.
In the areas of community management and business development, Nathalie, Stephan and Evamaria are offering us their joint support. Nathalie, who graduated with an MBA from the University of Augsburg, will act as a Manager of International Relations to take care of our local communities in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, their growing memberbase and social events. Having previously lived and worked in Granada, London, and Vancouver, she obviously loves travelling and counts skiing, tennis, and rollerblading among her other hobbies.
Stephan and Eva, however, will only be with us for a number of months. While both of them have already gained impressive international experience, from vacation work in Colombia over internships in Madrid and Paris to studying in Mexico, they are still enrolled in degree programmes: Eva’s reading international business in Nuremberg, and Stephan is preparing for his master’s in management at the London School of Economics. As interns, they will be involved in implementing internal controlling measures as well as various marketing and branding activities. They, too, are probably glad about the recent onset of extreme weather conditions all over Germany: With their interest in snow-boarding and ice-skating, they can at least appreciate the sudden frost.
“Behind the scenes”, two former free-lancers are now part of the product development team as full-time employees. Lukas — a martial arts enthusiast with a bi-cultural German-Czech background — and Dima from Ukraine will provide us with their graphic design skills and their PHP coding experience, respectively, to keep improving and enhancing the features and look of our online platform.
And maybe, since the wintersports fans now definitely outnumber the odd “couch potato”, we can make up for what the rainy days of December denied us and get to know each other better during a tobogganing afternoon in the Alps.