I was involved in a number of projects which provided me the opportunity to observe a great variety of perspectives that I have never previously considered. I was really surprised to see the effect of one simple decision on various aspects of the business.
I’m Alex Curti, an Italian student who is about to graduate at the university of Bergamo (Italy) in an international course in Management, Leadership and Marketing entirely taught in English. I selected this internship at Camrosh (www.camrosh.com) in order to gain experience abroad, to improve my English level and get exposure to a different culture and work environment. It was a positive learning experience with a lot of transferable skills gained for my future carrier.
My internship at Camrosh has taught me more than I could have imagined. I had a previous internship experience in a multinational company, but during this period I realized that working in a small one is completely different. As I was involved in a good number of projects, I had the chance to observe a great variety of perspectives that I have never considered. I was really surprise to see the effect of one simple decision on various aspects of the business. These effects are not so immediately and easy to understand in big businesses. But in small companies, and at Camrosh in particular, if you are willing to learn and love challenges, there are a lot of possibilities and numerous learning opportunities. Consulting companies can offer you a large variety of business cases that require different approaches and ways of thinking. I would like to say that this experience has also given me a better understanding of my skill set as I didn’t focus my attention only on a specific and narrow subject but I had the possibility to have a broader vision, working on different marketing aspects.
This was my first experience in an English workplace. The environment at Camrosh was the right one: Pantea and Bernhard (the 2 owners of the company) were extremely welcoming and helpful. Even though Camrosh is a consulting company, people are not so formal with the typical aloof or hierarchical approach of many multinational companies. They were absolutely open to different opinions, they always put me at ease and encouraged me to share ideas, comments, and feedback with them and to have open discussions. I like how they treated me, like a colleague rather than “just” an intern, assigning me meaningful tasks which were crucial for the future of the business, involving me in certain decision and allowing me to develop and express as many ideas as I wanted. For these reasons, I’ve adapted to the office life easily and I was able to perform well. They introduced me into their network as well, giving me the possibility to attend some interesting conferences about different topics, which helped me to broaden my point of view, meeting and talking with new people.
They have taught me more about teamwork, and how people can come together to get things done. It feels great to be a part of this team!