12 October 2020
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I came to the Netherlands three years ago to study ICT & Business at the Fontys Hogeschool here in Eindhoven. I chose the Netherlands because they have an interactive and student-centered teaching style where I can develop my own opinion, have an open mind and increase my international orientation. Overall, it is a really good experience in challenging myself to be independent by studying overseas in the country that is thousands of miles away from my homeland.
Now, I am a proud intern at the Sales Support Department which is part of PACCAR Parts Europe. DAF gives me the opportunity to broaden my experiences and develop myself on a professional and personal level.
"I am currently doing an internship at DAF. The company gives me the opportunity to develop myself on a professional and personal level."
Although I miss my family and friends in Indonesia, it doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy living and working in the Netherlands. Moving to the country that is thousands of miles away from home is not that easy, it was difficult at the beginning, but I managed to settle myself and make some connections. The friendly colleagues and environment contribute to that as well.
"My friendly colleagues and environment made it possible for me to settle in and make some connections."
Despite the fact that DAF is a leading company in the European Market, DAF also has its international and dynamic environment where I was eager to gain experience within its organization. Since I wasn’t really familiar with the automotive industry at the beginning, I thought that it would be good if I could just jump in and acquire new experience in the fields that I haven’t yet tackled before.
Without any doubts, I am really proud that I have the chance to work at this leading and successful European automotive company. DAF gives me the opportunity to broaden my experiences and develop myself on a professional and personal level.
Intern Sales Support, PACCAR Parts Europe