Philip (Darmstadt, Germany)
I am currently a student at the University of Applied Science Darmstadt, Germany. In order to acquire my Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, the university requires me to complete at least one semester of Practical Training in an IT related Field at a Company of my choice. I feel that this is a great opportunity to make a smooth transition into working life possible. It is a great wish of mine to do this training overseas, preferably in North America. Boeing would be a great fit for me since it would give me the opportunity to experience a wide spectrum of computer aided manufacturing and planning. To experience the workings of a multinational company would be both impressive and a great learning experience. Plus I am looking forward to visiting the beautiful city of Seattle.
I have always known that I would like to work in different countries. I left Germany at the ago of 11 to live and study in Bangkok, Thailand. There I went to an English Language School, where I graduated and gained the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in August 2000. I always look back in joy at my time in Thailand. The school gave me the opportunity to truly study in a international society along side 50 other Nationalities. I then returned to Germany where I decided to study my field of interest, Computer Science.
I worked for Nortel Networks Germany between September 2000 and May 2001. There I enjoyed training in Teamwork, Networks and Stress Management. During the time at the University Darmstadt I gained programming skills in C/C++, Software Engineering, Databanks, Business Administration and many more. I am looking forward to broadening my horizon further at your company.
The University of Applied Science feels it is important to gain practical experience, and work experience. During the course of the practical training I will be supervised by two of my Professors. They will guide me and help me with problems I come across. I will have to send them regular reports about my progress. The university is not restrictive about the work the students do. Their only requirements are that it must be productive and beneficial to all parties. The professors are flexible but will uphold the high standards of the University.