2016 Winter Internship
A new round of internship has ended. It is always a delight to see such enthusiasm, interest and responsibility.
Check out their side of the story below.
For me, this internship was a very useful experience especially because it helped me get out of my comfort zone. I had to communicate with clients and try to help them if they had any problems, which required me to use my English and other skills. That way, I gained a little bit more self confidence, which for me is a big deal. So, I want to thank you for this opportunity and I want you to know that you really helped me in more ways than one.
It was a really nice experience being an intern at Office Depot. I got used to the office environment, having a more fixed schedule and receiving responsibilities. I liked that we worked with real people (even with the possibility of us messing up) and not theoretical situations. People were friendly and willing to help. It was nice that we learnt gradually, having a training, being around buddies, staying with another intern at the office before working by ourselves. It was a quite short period and I think I would enjoy to learn more things from you 🙂
I was an intern in the AR department, working with Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I met young, open minded, dedicated and really nice people in my team. I can honestly say that I was impressed when I saw the way they presented me the processes of the work that I had to take over, the availability to answer to all my questions and to help me whenever I needed. With my Teamleader, I had a relationship based on trust and cooperation. They were really understanding when I needed a flexible schedule and this helped me a lot. I am still friends with my team members and I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the job, I saw how it’s like to work in this environment that follows the american model (it’s fair, very open and really friendly), how a work day and the schedule look like, the professional relationship between colleagues, the charity events (congratulations for organizing these kinds of events), birthdays, the Christmas decorations and a fire drill on the rooftop of the mall (haha). It was a really nice experience, I’ve met dear people and I know that I enriched my professional and personal experience by participating in this internship.
Thank you! All the best and good luck in everything you do!
Antonia Maria Toader
It was an amazing experience! Thank you for everything especially to the UK/IR Support Team. The girls helped me alot and thanks to them I had a few weeks to remember. The professionalism and the respect characterized the best how OD treats its interns. Thanks for offering me this opportunity, and I hope I’ll see you again someday.
This was a unique experience. I’ve learned a lot of new things and the team was formed of open minded people, eager to help. I liked to be there and I would come back anytime.
I never participated in an internship program before so I don’t have something to compare this experience with. I did it to find out how it is to work in a multinational organization and I must admit that the people who work at Office Depot are incredible. From the first day, I was welcomed to the team and everyone was so happy to meet me. Anytime I needed help they were there for me. Working with them was a real pleasure and I want to thank them all for being so supportive and warm.
Working at Office Depot was truly an amazing experience that has broaden my horizon and has helped me have a better insight of how things are conducted in a multinational company. Moreover, it was the first time that I have experienced how it feels to be part of an organizational culture, to be a little wheel in an enormous mechanism that is called: multinational company. I have met extremely nice and understanding people, who have showed me that a workplace does not have to be stiff at all, rather flexible so it could accommodate the particularities of every individual. So, thank you so much for giving me the chance to be part of your company and your big extended family.
It was a wonderful experience which has taught me a lot of useful things. I am really grateful that I had the chance to meet such nice people and to work with them and I’ll surely recommend other people to take internships in this company.
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