Say hello to our latest intern. Sanne joins Seuss+ on a Marketing Talent Internship. Discover why mutual trust, interconnection, and transparency are the feelings Sanne gets from her new virtual team.
Hi Sanne! Great to meet you. Tell us a little about yourself and your studies.
My name is Sanne Jonk, and I am 21 years old. I am currently in my fourth year of International Business Management Studies (IBMS) at the HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht.
I was born and raised in Amersfoort, a lovely, picturesque city 30 minutes away from Utrecht, where I live with 4 roommates. My family lives around the corner, so I often enjoy dinner at my parent’s place. This is very convenient since I am not really a MasterChef!
I have a relatively big family, two sisters and one little brother, so there is always someone to talk to.
At the moment, I am in my graduation stage, meaning that I will do my final internship at Seuss+ while writing my thesis, which will be on Freelancer Acquisition and Retainment.
Virtual onboarding and meeting the team is quite the challenge in these times. Tell us about your first week and what it was like to meet the team. Do you feel prepared to take on your role with Seuss+?
Honestly, I was a little bit nervous about being starting my internship. Mostly good nerves when one starts something new but adding to the nerves was how everything would be considering the limitations COVID-19 brings
I met the marketing team multiple times through Teams, I got introduced to everyone, and I feel like everyone really put effort into getting to know me.
Throughout the week, multiple meetings prepared me for the tasks I am responsible for during the internship. I liked that the discussions went in order, first giving a big overall view of the company and going day by day more in-depth into my specific area of interest.
I am saddened that the team and I cannot meet in the office or have a quick chat at the coffee corner. However, I do feel like I am part of the team. I know my role, and I feel very welcomed. The culture, in my opinion, is built on mutual trust, interconnection, and transparency.
What are you excited to learn? What would you like to achieve during your internship?
I am excited to put my knowledge into practice in a professional working environment. I am a firm believer that, even though you can learn a lot in school, the best learning tools are practical examples.
In school, I learned a lot about the terms used and situations that could possibly happen. However, I am very interested in how everything actually turns out. I would love to work on a project on which I can make a difference in the company and positively impact it.
Something that I would like to achieve during the internship:
- Leave my mark in the company with a positive impact
- Become more confident in my abilities
- Expand my network and gain experience working in a marketing department
Finally, tell us some fun facts about you, or tell us something that interests you!
I have lived abroad for a little while during my studies. For my first internship, I went to Barcelona, Spain, for 3 months! And I spent 5 months in Lethbridge, Canada, doing my minor studies. I love to travel!
The furthest place I have been to so far is Hawaii, and my favorite destination so far is a tie between Hawaii and Athens. I also have a bucket list of countries I want to go to, like Australia, Mexico, China, and South Africa.
I love to be with friends and either go to a bar/restaurant or go for a corona-proof walk in my free time. Spending quality time together is something I find really important.
Thank you for sharing your story, Sanne, and we look forward to seeing you around the (virtual) office.