In this blog post I want to tell you a little about my experience of working abroad with Covestro. But first of all, here are a few facts about myself:
I am 21 years old and have been studying for a degree in Management and International Business Studies (MIBS) with Covestro for just over a year. Originally I’m from Dortmund, but I moved to Leverkusen when I joined Covestro.
Currently I’m working in Procurement at Covestro S.L. in Barcelona, as part of my fourth work placement within the combined degree program. I love travelling and have already spent a year in the USA. I therefore really appreciate this opportunity to combine seeing the world with studying for a degree!
Gaining international experience thanks to Covestro
Work experience abroad is an integral part of Covestro’s MIBS combined degree program, and placements are available at a number of different locations throughout Europe. For me it was clear straight away that I wanted to do this in Barcelona, since I’ve always been a fan of the city and its mentality. I’m also due to sit the Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) in May, so this is a great way to improve my Spanish ahead of taking the exam.
After submitting my CV to apply for the placement in Barcelona, I was invited to a short Skype interview, so my colleagues in Spain could get to know me a little. I told them about my hopes and expectations for this placement and what kind of work I’d been doing so far. They obviously considered me a good match, as a few days later I was given the thumbs-up!