Alexander Brocanelli, UNI/FH Internship Program
"Leaving the lecture hall to find out what tools the "best in class" in technology are using"
Making coffee? As a native Italian, this would be one of my strengths, but had nothing to do with my tasks during the internship for university students at K-Businesscom. My mentor and my colleagues from the Solution Development & Consulting department were interested in my expertise, independence and motivation. From day one, I was given the opportunity to design my tasks independently and actively participate in the department's projects.
I was immediately welcomed and appreciated as a colleague in the team.
The coffee remained the job of the coffee machine.
Participate in digitization of companies.
Already during my engineering studies and thanks to my previous experiences, I dealt with topics of digitization and decided to continue my education in the direction of electronics and computer science. The internship offered the perfect insight into the world of innovation in the industry. My expectations were exceeded: Things went much further at K-Businesscom. I was able to fully develop my passion for technologies: Data structures, artificial intelligence, transmission protocols, microcontrollers, electronics, sensor technology. I was able to learn a lot in the process. In six months, I was able to help manage several projects. I had the opportunity to put the knowledge I had acquired in my studies into practice: for example, in the production of 3D models or the optimization of industrial processes. Even more interesting was the immersion in other areas of expertise, such as planning a cloud infrastructure, selecting electronic components or writing firmware for K-Businesscom products.
I found the continuous coordination with my mentor Mathias, who always made sure that I could pursue my professional interests, to be very important.
Not only technology
Very valuable for us engineers are communication skills, which you can hardly acquire in your studies. My "Solution Development & Consulting" department has as its core the development of innovative solutions. But to do this successfully, you have to correctly interpret the requirements and expectations of customers and colleagues, and then properly communicate the added value of these innovations. With the support of my experienced mentor, I was able to successfully improve my ability to share findings and research and create effective presentations of solutions. The most valuable "skills" of a business consultant. I found really interesting the good insight I got into the dynamics of a consulting company.
Leap into the outside world
The experience at K-Businesscom provided me with valuable insights that are not possible in college alone. I got a good impression of what the structures in large companies look like and what these companies really need. This information is the cornerstone for achieving my professional ambitions: I have been given the tools to better assess and adapt my future career path so that I can realize my goals faster and more successfully!