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Employee Insights: Meet Iurie Tap, AMOS

by Iurie Tap - December 17th, 2013

Of course, you should prepare thoroughly for the interview, but once accepted, I would advise you to take full advantage of the opportunity: Get to know as many people as possible, learn as many things as possible, and just enjoy your time at Allianz!

First, tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am a 22-year-old international student pursuing my Master’s Degree in Informatics at the Technical University in Munich (TUM). I like adventures and trying out new things.

As I am a student, my main focus is of course on my studies. I studied in an international high school in my home country, Moldova. After graduating, I continued my studies bypursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen – a private, highly-selective institution with a very international student body, represented by people from over 100 countries. It was a very special experience which taught me a lot, and which helped me to improve and develop as an individual. I really enjoyed the intercultural experience there, so I decided to continue my studies at another university with a large international population. Given its great reputation, the Technical Unviersity in Munich seemed like the perfect choice.

I am now nearing the end of the first year of my Master’s and my first year of work at Allianz. I am very happy with the international experience and excellent academic and work experiences I have obtained in the past year. Moreover, I love that I am able to pursue my hobbies further, as Munich permits a perfect work-life balance. In my free time, I enjoy immersing myself in a good book or going out for a beer with friends. An important part of my life is sports. Football is one of my favourites. I was a goalkeeper on my high-school and university teams. Besides that, I practice Muay Thai and Parkour. Both are dynamic and challenging, thus helping me achieve perfect body coordination, physical fitness, stamina and, above all, mental discipline.

Allianz-A portrait of Iurie Tap

How did you first become interested in working as an intern at Allianz? Describe your experience of applying for your internship.

When I began my studies at TUM, I went to the IKOM, a career fair organized at the TUM.  There I visited the Allianz booth, and after a discussion with Allianz representatives, we agreed that I should send them my application via email. I thought that working at Allianz would be a brilliant opportunity because it is a very big international company, so I could learn a lot and expand my knowledge. I applied for a position in the Testing Team within the Quality Management and Security Department. Shortly after my application, I received a phone call inviting me to an interview. I was very excited, and a bit nervous, but the interview went very well, and at the end of the day I received an offer!

Allianz-Iurie Tap at the office

What is your average workday like?

Usually I am engaged in various tasks involving quality management and security, but my main priorities are the tasks within the testing team. Among other things, on a typical day, I might perform Integration and Acceptance Testing of a release candidate, Requirements Verification and Validation, test artefacts development, along with their improvement, and test automation.  On the practical side I am also involved in developing scripts in order to automate or facilitate various processes in our workflow.

Iurie’s Career Advice:

Dare to apply, because working at Allianz is a great experience. Of course, you should prepare thoroughly for the interview, but once accepted, I would advise you to take full advantage of the opportunity: Get to know as many people as possible, learn as many things as possible, and just enjoy your time at Allianz!

What do you most enjoy about working for Allianz? 

What makes my job especially interesting is the interaction with a wide variety of teams within Allianz, and not only in order to ensure the quality and reliability of our products and services.

What do you find most challenging about your internship?

I do not find any particular part especially challenging, but rather interesting and exciting, as I am getting to know different people, learning new things and applying freshly acquired knowledge on a daily basis. However, it is quite a challenge to work as a communication bridge between two departments.

                                                                                                                     written by Iurie Tap

Iurie Tap

Working student AMOS

I studied in an international high school in my home country, Moldova. After graduating, I continued my studies by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen – a private, highly-selective institution with a very international student body, represented by people from over 100 countries.

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