Lena’s Career Advice: There are no silly questions.
First, tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Lena Schur, I’m 22 years old and I’ve been working for Allianz as a working student for one and a half years now. Currently I’m studying International Business Communications in my sixth semester at the Munich University of Applied Languages (SDI München). This course of study is very interesting to me because it combines economics, communications and languages (English and Spanish in my case).
How did you first get interested in interning at Allianz? Describe your experience applying for your internship.
My internship at Allianz was actually planned to end after two months. But because Allianz is such a big company, you can’t take it all in after only two months, and since my work at Group Comm was such a great experience I asked my boss if it would be possible to stay on as a working student. He liked the idea and I’ve already been here for more than a year now!
What is your average day at work like?
I work for Employee and Executive Communications in the Group Communications department at Allianz SE in Munich. EEC is split into two divisions: Executive Events, and Internal Communications, where I work.