Time flies when you have fun. It’s a cliche, but that’s the case for my graduation internship. I’m finished, I graduated for my study IT & Business. It feels very satisfying, but at the same time it feels weird.
Recently I have been busy writing my thesis and developing products for my research. I had different feelings about this.First of all, I was in the process of completing my research, which I have been working on for six months. That's really nice and it feels good too. Sometimes I had stress, but I also survived that. But on the other hand, I realized that CGI does feel like home. You get there every day and the colleagues are no longer unknown. They are colleagues with whom you have built up a relationship over the past six months.
But also the thought that my path is not mapped out for me. During my studies I went to the next semester or to the next class every year. Now, the study is over and I have to make my own choices. The real adult life has begun. I found that exciting from time to time. All the people around me also asked: "What are you going to do next?". I didn't know that and thought: "I'm working on my thesis now and I haven't thought about it yet".
In addition to my research, one of my personal objectives was to get to know CGI better as an organisation and to participate in different activities. This was a great success. I participated in different events, workshops and meetings. In this way I have learned the organisation better and met new colleagues, but also discovered what my interests are.
All in all, I had a very nice graduation internship with very nice colleagues at an innovative company.
First of all, I would like to thank my graduation coach from CGI, Tessy van Stuijvenberg, very much. She gave me the opportunity to do an assignment at CGI and get to know the company in a different way. Over the past six months, she has been my personal source of inspiration and, as a result, I have become more aware of my own ambitions. Secondly, I would like to thank my coach from school, Jolanda Liégeois, very much. Over the past six months, she has shown me the way, provided me feedback and had a lot of patience for all my questions.
I would also like to thank all my colleagues from CGI who helped me and contributed to a great time!
Thanks for everything CGI, I'm going to miss you very much!