I have always been curious about what working at other company sites would be like, and during a career development talk with my supervisor I mentioned that I would like to gain experience abroad. My wish came true faster than I would have imagined. A colleague at our Fribourg site was expecting a baby – and I was called on to fill in for her while she was on maternity leave!
I have to attend a lecture for my studies at least twice a week, so good time management is everything to me. I asked myself if I should really stop attending the lectures for a semester. But I didn’t have to think it over for very long. This was an opportunity I just did want to pass up. So after making sure my classmates would provide me with the material from the lectures, I agreed to take on the job.
Exciting responsibilities and great colleagues – the perfect combination
I was able to work for six months at our site in Fribourg thanks to a short-term assignment program – which was developed to enable colleagues with strong potential to gain new experience and insights in other work environments. Fribourg is the location of the sales company for the EEMEA region (Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa).