We sat down with people who are or used to be interns and working students at Mercedes-Benz.io to ask them for advice to professionals who just started their career.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PROFESSIONALS WHO JUST STARTED AT MERCEDES-BENZ.IO?
“Never be afraid to speak up. It does not matter if you’re an intern or the CEO, your opinion and your ideas are valuable. This does not mean you should always barge in with the first thing that comes to your mind but rather that everyone will appreciate a well-thought-through comment that adds value to a discussion.”
Dennis Bauer – Strategy Business Consultant
“The best advice I can give revolves around two keywords: Curiosity and Creativity. Maintain an unwavering sense of curiosity and ask about what you don’t know yet. That will save you so much time! Also, cultivate your creative flow. I find that there are a lot of opportunities to embrace as we have the space for new visions to be shared and validated. So, go for it!”
Vera Pereira – Communications Intern
“Don’t be afraid to talk with people and make new friends. I always have lunch with my colleagues and stay for a “Feierabendbier” to hear the best stories and get the real insights.”
Valentin Knapp – Digital Practice Intern
Unsplash picture by Annie Spratt