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Employee Insights: Meet Andrada-Iulia Ghete, AGCS

by Andrada-Iulia Ghete - November 20th, 2013

The most challenging part of being an intern here has been learning to be an employee who not only delivers high-quality work but also has a sense of time management: in other words, to be capable of being not only effective, but also efficient.

Allianz-Photo of Andrada-Iulia Ghete

First, tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am presently writing my Master’s Thesis at the Technical University of Munich. Coming to study in Munich has always been a goal of mine, so in 2011, after obtaining my bachelor in Engineering and Management in Sibiu, Romania, I applied and was accepted to the Master of Science in Consumer Affairs at TUM School of Management.
I am a very sociable person, and my hobbies include traveling, intercultural exchange, music, and fashion.

How did you first get interested in interning at Allianz? Describe your experience applying for your internship.

After starting my master’s, I applied for a working student position at AGCS, COO IT department. The recruiting process was really fast, so I didn’t have time for second thoughts or concerns that the job I was applying for was not in the field of my studies, but in IT.

I chose Allianz Group because of its great reputation and because I thought it is the perfect environment to start a career. Entering the IT field was nothing more than another challenge, and a chance to develop even more new skills.

What is your average workday like?

I joined AGCS Munich on February 1, 2012.  My daily tasks consist of supporting IT Infrastructure and Transformation Projects. Here are some of the tasks and roles I’ve had so far: I was supporting AGCS Application Catalogue Improvements, conducted cost-optimization reviews and commercial reviews for a vendor of AGCS, wrote articles for the newsletter, worked on contracts maintenance, and provided administrative assistance.

Andrada’s Career Advice

My advice would be to take the chances that are offered to you and try to make the most of them. We are the only ones who can set limits on what we can do. So, as an unknown author said, ‘If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.’

Allianz-Photo of Andrada at the office

What do you most enjoy about working for Allianz? 

Our team is a very diverse one, not only because of nationality, culture, age, gender, etc., but also because of the different professional backgrounds of the employees. All in all, this is perhaps  one of the most important reasons why our team is constantly enhancing its creativity and development.

Living in Germany has been a great experience so far, and has made me even more ambitious and motivated than I was before. While working very hard in a challenging environment, I have never lost my enthusiasm and positive attitude, which have helped me build great relationships with the people around me.

What do you find most challenging about your internship?

The most challenging part of being an intern here has been learning to be an employee who not only delivers high-quality work but also has a sense of time management: in other words, to be capable of being not only effective, but also efficient.

                                                                                                 written by Andrada-Iulia Ghete

Andrada-Iulia Ghete

Working student position at AGCS

I am presently writing my Master’s Thesis at the Technical University of Munich. Coming to study in Munich has always been a goal of mine, so in 2011, after obtaining my bachelor in Engineering and Management in Sibiu, Romania, I applied and was accepted to the Master of Science in Consumer Affairs at TUM School of Management.

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