My internship – same company – different country

Now the longest time of my internship is over and the departure is getting closer and closer. I have the luck to do my internship at Expeditors International, because I also do my apprenticeship there – only in Hamburg. The company was founded in 1979 in Seattle and operates worldwide.

Since the beginning, I have been able to gather so much experience, both privately and professionally. My company takes a lot of time to show me how logistics works and is managed in America. For example, I received my own project and was generally allowed to work independently.

My view from the office

Many people from my company have never heard of our training system and were very interested in it. The people here are all much more open-minded than in Germany. So I often went to lunch with my colleagues and had interesting conversations. I was also involved in team events, such as an escape room event.

On Halloween the whole team dressed up in the company and a costume competition took place. It was quite interesting to spend Halloween here and get to know their traditions.

Marco, Me, Samantha, KC, Cobey, Stephanie, Nicollette, Calley

In the week from 07.10. to 11.10. , the whole trainee group was at Georgia Tech University. This was also very informative and instructive. Our teacher G’Sean made the lessons very interesting. On the last day we were all able to leave the course with our certificates. This expanded our theoretical knowledge before we worked in the companies again afterwards.

In my spare time, I do a lot of things in this area. For example, I was at the Pirate Fest on Tybee-Island or the Fort Pulaski National Park. Otherwise I experience many typical American activities, such as football games. I am especially looking forward to the upcoming trip to Orlando to Universal Studios and Disneyland.

I am very happy and grateful to be able to experience this adventure and I will never forget this time. Many thanks to the Joachim Herz Foundation, which made this possible at all!

I’m looking forward to the last three weeks here in Savannah and am curious to see what else I can experience.

Many greetings from the sunny Savannah,

Julia

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