What are the highs and lows of working in an international team? Christa, the Team Lead People Experience at InterNations, talks about intercultural misunderstandings and innovating forces in the diverse melting pot that is InterNations.
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My Internship Experience: Of Team Trips & Self-Exploration
In this guest article, our Social Media Intern Gabriela looks back at her time at InterNations and the many learning opportunities that her internship provided.
Does everyone else really have their lives all figured out? In the second year of my sociology degree, it was time to apply for mandatory internships. And it seemed like everyone already had their futures sorted out, while I still felt incredibly lost.
But I reminded myself that the third year of my studies was actually meant for that: to gain professional experience and to better understand what career path to choose after university. So, I decided to open myself up for something new. I would look for something I could possibly imagine myself enjoying as a full-time job and just try it out.[Read more…] about My Internship Experience: Of Team Trips & Self-Exploration
3 Important Takeaways from Exploring Our Own Product
InterNations offers up to 6,000 events worldwide every year. That’s 6,000 opportunities to meet interesting, international people, both face-to-face and online. And sometimes, event attendees may also run into us — members of the InterNations team.
InterNations is not only the largest international community for people who live and work abroad. Many of our team members are also expats and enjoy the chance to socialize with other global minds. Some of us have made use of our remote-first setup to move to a different city and are rebuilding personal networks. Others are just looking for people to share hobbies and interests with.
In any case, for InterNations team members from across the company, using our own product is eye-opening and inspiring. It helps unlock insights that you can’t get unless you experience the heart of our product — our events and activities — for yourself. Here’s what we learned this year.[Read more…] about 3 Important Takeaways from Exploring Our Own Product
Why You Won’t Find Real Friendships Abroad via Social Media
InterNations turns 15: Co-founders Malte and Philipp explain why a community for people who live and work abroad is still essential today and where they see the potential of InterNations for the years to come.[Read more…] about Why You Won’t Find Real Friendships Abroad via Social Media
Seeking Opportunities Abroad: My Internship
In this guest post, our Corporate Communications Intern Patricia looks back at the past six months at InterNations, sharing what she learned during her internship abroad.
As a business student at the Swiss German University in Jakarta, Indonesia, I traveled far from home. There were two reasons why I came to Germany: to attend part of my double-degree program at the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen in Soest and to do a six-month internship abroad.[Read more…] about Seeking Opportunities Abroad: My Internship