You will acquire more than a year’s worth of professional experience, which is sure to help you stand out as you enter the job market and begin to establish yourself as a valued behavior and social scientist. Our students have completed internships at Delivering Happiness, Ipsos, Lidl, Manpower, Nuevo Futuro, Roff, PwC, among many other top companies.
What was your internship like?
I did a three-month internship at Unit 4, a software company in the Netherlands that provides enterprise software and ERP applications to organizations in professional services, education, public services, and other areas. It was a very exciting experience, and from the very beginning I was looking forward to learning and getting involved in all types of projects.
What types of projects did you work on?
I mainly worked with the human resources team in Employee Engagement. I found this topic fascinating and I got to apply lots of the things I learned at IE University. It was both challenging and gratifying to think of ways to improve the relationship between an organization and its employees.
How do you think you benefited from this experience?
I learned a lot about a topic I’m very interested in, met incredible people, and was encouraged to pursue my Master in Management. Doing an internship helps you find out what you want to do once you finish your bachelor’s degree, among many other things.
What are your future career aspirations?
I would like to finish my Master in Management and afterwards work with a multinational corporation, hopefully in the human resources department.
Inés Duarte during her graduation ceremony in 2015.
What tips or advice would you give to other students applying for an internship?
I would tell them to make the most of this opportunity in every way. Being part of another culture, learning a language, and getting to know other ways of life is an unforgettable experience.
You can choose to be a bystander or completely immerse yourself in this new environment. I’d also tell them to work hard and accept whatever tasks come their way. In the end, everything you do teaches you something and helps you decide what kind of things you want to do in the future.