The time for me to conduct my internship semester in the DDP program has finally come, and I could not be more excited. It feels great to say that the difficult application process with Proctor & Gamble was worth it. Starting February I will begin my internship position in Brand Management in Schwalbach. Although I do not yet know which brand I will be working on during the next six months, I am satisfied with the job description and company culture I was presented with during my interviews. Being honest, I have never had a more challenging application than the one I had with this company. It consisted of two tests (one online and one in person) and three interviews. After the final interview, you are asked to wait outside the interview room while the interviewers make a decision about you. While waiting for their response I think I experienced the most stressful forty-five minutes of my life. I experienced a mixture of relief and excitement when I was finally given an offer to work with P & G.
As of now, I have finally arranged my living situation in Frankfurt for the duration of my internship. I am grateful for my friend that allowed me to stay with them in Frankfurt while I visited apartments and found a place to stay. I eventually decided on a comfortable WG in the central part of town, where I will be sharing a living space with a few other students and interns.
My time in Reutlingen was nice, but it feels good to finally be able to live in a large city. I’ll miss the calm small-town life Baden-Württemberg had to offer. Despite it being small, there was always something to do here, whether it be hiking, visiting a castle, or eating typical german food. The cheap rent will also have a special place in my heart, something which I will not be able to find in Frankfurt. Most importantly, I’ll miss all the friends I made during this trip. It is slightly nostalgic to see everyone head in different directions as our internships start. It will be nice to meet up again during the next semester at Reutlingen and finally be able to catch up on what we missed during the 6 months of our internships.