I am given smaller tasks from big projects that I am able to carry out alone. The tasks and objectives are clearly defined. The time frame is flexible, depending on how busy I currently am with my studies. Then, when it comes to the implementation and project management, it is up to me how I structure and carry it out. I keep my colleagues up to date, and let them know when I am ready for another new project. As a result, I don’t just earn some money on the side, I also gain practical experience of all the things I am learning in theory.
Nitin Kishore is studying Software Engineering and is working as a student trainee at CENIT. Before that he did an internship and trained as an application development specialist at CENIT.
At CENIT I felt it’s about me as a student, and not about being a cheap laborer. The atmosphere is very cooperative; all colleagues are on a first-name basis. I liked that and this is why I applied. When I was invited it was my very first job interview ever. I was really nervous. But finally it was a relaxed meeting and we simply talked, it wasn’t like a cross-examination or something like that. As an intern, I had expected to make coffee and tend the copier. But what I program right now is going to be part of a real code. I am given assignments where I learn right now, and profit later as well. Before, I never really knew what I would do with my studies, but after the first four months I feel like I made real progress.
Marina Mayer is enrolled in mathematics and is completing a 6-month internship at CENIT in development in the area of DFS.
In the beginning I had doubts as to whether the company and my line of studies are a good fit. At university, I work with CATIA, and CENIT found matching assignments for me. I like the future orientation, because I think it is important to work on topics of tomorrow. Cooperation among colleagues is friendly and open; exchange is possible and always encouraged. You have to be comfortable with working independently on you jobs, though, that’s a basic requirement. Personally, I prefer it this way because I can learn much more and take over responsibility. I feel I am being needed because I contribute something worthy, at the same time I am still learning in the process. I really like working in this area and plan on staying until I pass the master.
Chris Bürger studies aerospace engineering and works for CENIT as a working student in resource building.
I knew right from the start that this was my place. I feel understood and listened to, which is really important for me. This is appreciative and feels good. I have a broad range of assignments; I’m a generalist and engage wherever I can give support. It matters if I’m content with my projects, and whether they are in line with my interests. In this respect, CENIT really respects our skills and interests. There aren’t simply positions on offer; each position is individually matched to the respective student. As soon as my interest for a project is roused, I get the possibility to become at least temporarily involved.
Reyyan Yöney has studied business education and has supported our HR department as a postgraduate student. In the meantime she is an integral part of the team as a Junior HR Partner.
WILL I ALSO FIND THE RIGHT JOB FOR ME?
If you are studying something technical or scientific, we have many exciting opportunities for you. If you would like to work alongside your studies, a student trainee job is a good option. As an intern, you can implement and deepen your theoretical knowledge.
When writing your dissertation, you can devote yourself to a particular issue and develop it further with us. And at the same time, alongside gaining professional experience, you also learn a range of soft skills.