A sniff: school internship at IMS
When I looked for mine a while ago 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 opted for computer science because I have a knack for that. And there is in Dinslaken IMS a company that I thought could give me good insight into how processes are being 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 like to dive deeper, but it is not easy with so little time. My project definitely gave me a good impression and the internship was able to answer many of my questions.
What I recognized very quickly: everyday life in a company is very different from the day at school. I was surprised at how much everything revolves around the work content, which I think is good. The team works closely together, is very efficient and professional. The mood still seems to me to be quite friendly, which is a bit surprising to me given the size of IMS with over 70 employees.
I could well imagine continuing next to school to work at IMS, maybe as a vacation job. That would be an option.
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