This autumn we welcomed another intern from Howest University to Studio 24. Kiki worked with us for 3 months from September to December. This is what she learnt from her time with us.
Being an intern at Studio 24
I have been doing my internship in Studio 24 for the last 3 months. Before I left Belgium I didn’t have any work experience in an IT company. As a student who is studying Computer Science, my only experience was school projects and programming in my free time.
I was expecting to have 3 months full of coding. My expectation turned out to be wrong. Working is more than that. Not only did I need to write code, but I also needed to do a lot of research and testing. I was also not used to having stand-up meetings and worse I never had a meeting with a client before! The first time was very stressful for me, but everyone was really friendly and it helped to calm me down.
Since September I have been doing different kinds of work. Creating a crossword demo, fixing bugs, researching Gutenberg, testing websites, etc. Working in a company has taught me something that I’ll never learn at school. Communication is very important in a company, I learned how to communicate with not only my colleagues, but also with the clients.
I really enjoyed my time in Studio 24 and Cambridge. The people at Studio 24 are very friendly and helped me a lot during my time in Cambridge. I got to celebrate my birthday and Christmas party with them which was very fun and surprising. Cambridge is 1 hour travelling on the train to London so I also got the chance to visit London a few times. To my surprise Mars launched a special version of Maltesers Truffle that’s only available in the UK.
After this joyful adventure I’m planning to finish my education first. Afterwards I’ll look for a job in Belgium. I hope I’ll be able to work in a company that’ll be as fun as Studio 24. I want to thank everyone from Studio 24 for everything and I’ll definitely visit UK again.