Summer is here!
Big huge thanks to my blog readers who have left comments and sent emails to lend moral support for my internship search after my post about the failed offer. So I am compelled to share some news.
After the last failed offer, I was kind of panicing because there was only one month left before the deadline of submitting the Project/Thesis to the MBA office for approval. I had to use couple of venues to source the projects: through the Career Services and professor.
As I mentioned in the previous post, Career Services was quite active in getting the projects for the students. I applied to a group project which is offered by SAP Research Switzerland. The topic is about advising business model for Full Electric Vehicle. The project is a subproject of a multi-year investment by European Commission and a consortium of European Automakers and interested parties such as SAP (David mentioned about the project here). My team consisting of 3 other classmates performed very well in the interview and we got the project offer.
I also seeked help from Prof. Heike Bruch with whom I have been keeping in touch. As you recall, I had a blog post about one of her lectures and my experience working in a corporate project at Sulzer as part of her class. After telling her my field of interest, Prof. Bruch immediately contacted Sulzer and connected me with the company. After few email exchanges and conference calls, a manager (whom I also met at a dinner held by Sulzer in Winterthur in March) was able to offer me an internship working in IT Project Management.