Internship experience of Simone van der Ben
Curious about the internship experience of Simone van der Ben? Read Simone’s findings here.
1: How did you experience the internship at Convident (general)?
I experienced my online marketing internship at Convident as a pleasant, sociable and above all instructive period. The 10 months flew by. This was mainly due to the enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere at the office, which formed an inspiring environment. In addition, I was enormously involved in the ongoing projects for clients, but also within the company itself (for example, something with two Santa Clauses, a Santa Claus woman and delivering Christmas packages in a fat limousine). Sometimes that responsibility can be exciting, but it’s also definitely very educational! After all, you learn most in practice.
2: Have you been well received by our colleagues (work atmosphere)?
I have been very well received by the Convident team. The working atmosphere at the office is mostly informal, but there is also room for serious conversation. Since the first meeting, I immediately felt welcome. This feeling was only further confirmed when I started my internship. In addition, I immediately got the feeling that I was taken very seriously (even as an intern). You learn a lot from your colleagues, but they are also definitely open to learning things from you.
3: Would you recommend future interns to do an internship at Convident?
I would definitely recommend future interns to apply for an internship at Convident. This is because you will always feel welcome at Convident and you will learn a lot about the field you are interested in. Moreover, you do not have to be insecure if you do not yet know how to execute things to perfection. After all, that’s what an internship is for. You will get enough time and space to discover these things. It is also great that at Convident you will be included in the company process and work on their projects. You will learn more than just about the field and its skills. At Convident you will also learn how to present yourself in a company and towards clients and relations. All this is a huge boost for your self-confidence.
4: What grade would you give your internship at Convident and why?
I give my internship at Convident a big 9! This is because I learned a lot about online marketing, but also about myself. During my internship I was able to develop myself in both areas. This has been extremely valuable to me.
5: What will you take with you from Convident for the rest of your career?
What I take with me from Convident to the rest of my career is that when it comes to work, you should always listen carefully to your feelings and then express them. At Convident I was always listened to very carefully in terms of what I wanted to learn. This made me feel confident.