A sniff: school internship at IMS
A while ago, when I was looking for my Schulpraktikum in the first grade, I was between medicine and computer science. Both are interesting, both are very appealing to me, but only one was possible.
I then decided on computer science, because that's what I have a knack for. And there is in Dinslaken with IMS a company that I thought could give me a good insight into how programmes are developed.
Then things turned out differently, because software development is complex and there are other IT tasks too: working with WordPress. It wasn't that interesting at first because I do a lot of things in my free time with WordPress. But here I was allowed to work on the international IMS website and Photoshop was added. It wasn't boring after all.
In total, I only had 14 days to get to know IMS and professional software development. I would have liked to dive deeper, but with so little time it's not easy. My Project definitely gave me a good impression and the internship was able to answer many of my questions.
What I realised very quickly: Everyday life in a company is very different from a day at school. I was surprised how much everything revolves around the work content, which I like. The team works closely together and is very efficient and professional. Nevertheless, the atmosphere seems quite friendly to me, which surprises me a bit considering the size of IMS with over 70 employees.
I could well imagine working alongside school more to work at IMSperhaps as a holiday job. That would be an option.
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