My name is Ingrid Németh and I study at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. I am doing my master’s degree in the field of Management and Leadership. Since I am really interested in what I study, I would like to gain some practical experience about it. I take part in a practice-oriented training at the university but what we study at the classroom will never have the same value as experiencing it in everyday life. That’s why I was so enthusiastic about getting into this internship.
In today’s world young professionals have to compete with each other to get the position they want. Increasing our competitiveness is getting more and more important. When I will enter the labor market, I am sure that taking part in this project will increase my competitiveness. It will also show me whether the profession I have chosen is right or not for me in the long run. Beside that, I would also have the chance to practice my English.
I had been working at Microsoft during my internship. Since me and the other Hungarian intern were there at the same time, we could work together on our main task, preparing the Hungarian Microsoft’s Citizenship Report. This included searching for information on the Hungarian Microsoft website and also collecting data from external websites, but fortunately we could contact the Citizenship Program Manager from the Hungarian subsidiary for some internally available information.
The Manager I had been shadowing during my internship is responsible for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft. He showed us his everyday work, from involving us in video conferences to working on different projects. Working together with a top manager helped me to see what I should do in order to improve my leading skills. Now I have a clearer vision of how things work in practice and how successful managers behave in everyday situations. As I feel after the internship, it was worth participating in the SAB program.