My name is Lisa, I’m 24 years old, and I’m working towards my Master’s degree in bioengineering at the Technical University of Dortmund. I started my internship at Bayer’s facility in Bergkamen on April 1, 2016. My internship was in the Plant Engineering & Technology Production department at one of the factory’s active ingredient plants.
At that time, my team gave me a warm welcome and a tour, and explained everything about the department. My office was in one of the production buildings, so I was right in the middle of things. This was very convenient for the different kinds of work I was assigned during my three-month internship. I spent a lot of time in the factory, away from my desk, which gave me a good insight into active ingredient production and the maintenance of the production facility. This internship gave me a real glimpse of what my typical days at work might look like one day. I got along really well with my colleagues during the internship. They were all very friendly, and I loved the work environment at Bayer. If I didn’t know or understand something, I always received a very detailed explanation and there was no such thing as too many questions.
Aiming for employment at Bayer with “Stay Connected”
At the end of my internship, my supervisor asked if I would be interested in participating in the Stay Connected intern networking program. The goal of Stay Connected is to build long-term relationships between former interns. Since Bayer would be an ideal employer for me once I finish my Master’s degree, naturally I was very interested in taking part.
Stay Connected is always offering new and diverse activities (regular events, training sessions, workshops and technical lectures) for us former interns to keep the dialog with Bayer open and continue learning new things. One of these events, for example, where I participated, was a corporate summer festival, which took place in the BayKomm in Leverkusen. The day began with a job application training session, where I was able to learn a lot for my upcoming application. It was followed by a tour of the plant and a networking coffee hour. I hope that I will be able to make it to more Stay Connected events in the future, because my conversations with the other interns as well as with Bayer employees are always very helpful and highly interesting, as are the events themselves.
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