First of all I would like to apologize for my absence here. Spring 2014 was very interesting and at the same time busy period of my life called “graduation” but now when all exams are done and I got some free time I’m ready to share with you my exciting internship experience at Munich Re. Let me start with my internship at Corporate Claims department which became my “base station” for all three months. At Munich Re I got an opportunity to work on very interesting and actual claims where I could use all my knowledge gained during university studies. As well during my internship I visited different departments where I got better insights of reinsurance.
The most impressive part of my internship was a working climate of the company and especially my department. You really have a feeling of being “a family member”. All my colleagues are very friendly, open and ready to help on every issue. Moreover, our communication was not only in the office area. We quite often had dinners and even one time visited the ice-hockey game of Russian and German national teams.
It happened that this year I had to celebrate my birthday in Munich, far from my relatives and friends so my department prepared for me a great surprise – birthday lunch where they invited all colleagues I worked with. I’ll always remember this birthday as one of the best moments of life… 🙂
One more good factor about working at Munich Re is a multicultural environment. Everyday you can meet colleagues from all over the world and communicate in different languages.
Working at Munich Re is also nice because the company suggests to its employees such benefits as free (and tasty!) lunches at canteen (called “Gartencasino”), opportunity to visit workshops and lectures with top – class trainers and flexible working hours so you can arrange your working schedule.
For interns there is a great range of activities such as “Praktikantenforum” where they can present their university thesis or share their work experience at Munich Re. I should also mention that all interns have a chance to become participants of a loyalty programme Munich ReMember. If you demonstrate a high level of perfomance and enthusiasm during your internship, you can be rewarded by admission to the programme which offers a wide range of benefits such as an internship at an international location of the company.
My three months of the internship passed very quickly but they were one of the best in my life 🙂 Now it’s time to say thank you to Munich Re and the BlindApplying Team for a great organization of the amazing internship!