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Why I re-located 5000 miles for an FDM internship

“One of our company goals is to create diversity and bring different cultures and people together.  I am convinced that everyone can benefit from an intercultural exchange in our day-to-day work”, says Susanne Amann, HR Manager FDM Group Germany and Switzerland.

Our newest Korean team member, Yulbeen Kim, has joined our Frankfurt team through the International Mentor Group (IMG). Yulbeen is currently studying Political Science at Myongji University in Seoul and is keen to gain real work experience during his degree. He has taken the plunge to re-locate to Germany for our FDM internship programme.

I’ve been at the FDM Frankfurt centre for just over a month now. Germany is the first European country I’ve visited so I’m excited to see what challenges FDM have for me and to also see the sights in Frankfurt. What I really like about Frankfurt is the weather. It was a long summer, so even in September when I first got here there were still some sunny days. During my discovery tours in Frankfurt, I especially liked the view of Frankfurt by night from the bridge that crosses the Main River and the countless beautiful and historic buildings around the ‘Römer’.

My internship started with a training session at the Frankfurt Academy. Here I learned how to deal with different office tasks and programs. I learnt many practical office skills including how to present myself and my work professionally, as well as brushing up on my CV writing and communication skills, which is something I’ve never been taught at university.

What’s the next step?

I’m really looking forward to getting the chance to visit another career fair in Germany to look for new talent to join our programmes. Getting out and about and seeing how the recruitment team work will be a great opportunity for me and will also help me grasp what the company philosophy is and will help me see how FDM sources their candidates.

As an intern, I'm looking forward to gaining a variety of experiences in general office tasks and also insight into the areas of sales, marketing and recruitment.

One thing that I’m really looking forward to throwing myself into is the German culture. I’ve heard great things about the food, festivals and tourist attractions that Frankfurt has to offer. I also hope to meet new people with whom I can share my thoughts and impressions and also tell a bit about my home country Korea.

Find out more about intern opportunities with FDM.



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