Internship experience of Louise van Dijk
Curious about Louise van Dijk’s internship experience? Read Louise’s findings here.
1: How did you experience the internship at Convident (in general)?
I did my graduation internship at Convident for the HBO study International Business and Languages. In these 5 months I had a very nice time at Convident. This was because the assignment I was working on (a business plan for the year 2025) was interesting and challenging, which allowed me to get to know the organization well. In addition, I supervised a group of students from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in an export project that they carried out for Convident. Because of Corona I mainly worked at home and once a week at the office, but that was certainly made up for by a lot of contact with colleagues through different channels.
2: Have you been well received by our colleagues (working atmosphere)?
One of the things I liked about Convident was the open and informal working atmosphere. You are immediately involved in the communication processes and included in their working method. Everyone is open to help you with things and a coffee moment was regularly scheduled for the trainees. This ensured that I quickly felt at home and I also had the feeling that my input was appreciated.
3: Would you recommend future interns to do an internship at Convident?
I would definitely recommend future interns to do an internship at Convident as there is a lot to learn. I myself did my graduation internship at Convident, which ensured that my study period ended in a very nice way.
4: What grade do you give your internship at Convident and why?
I give my internship at Convident a 9 because I experienced it as very fun and educational. The communication went very well and partly because of that a beautiful end product was created. The only thing was sometimes difficult – working from home in the beginning. This requires a lot of planning and ensures that you have to stick to a certain structure. But this was a matter of adapting!
5: What will you take with you from Convident to the rest of your career?
What I take with me from Convident to the rest of my career is the knowledge I have gained about business. Learning about internal processes has given me a better idea of how everything works and what different functions entail. You can clearly see how many things you learn in your studies work in practice. In addition, by having conversations with Rick, I learned more about how to approach finding a suitable employer and which positions would suit me well in the rest of my career.