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Daniel Czarny, IBL-08, is Metropolia Business School’s student. He has been to the Mumbai, India for his internship in the last summer. Now he is sharing his internship experience with us.
How did you get your company in India?
I knew a guy from Mumbai who actually had some connections to the company I was looking for, so he gave me the first contact numbers.
What was your responsibility and did you achieve your goal?
I was working together with a team of 7 co-workers in hadling the logistics of various American apparel companies. They outsourced their IT logistics to India, so what we did was to invoice, check, order goods etc. Everything was done via special software or in some cases together with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).
To be very honest it was interesting to work in the IT Logistics area but I don’t want to do this for the rest of my life.
What was interesting for you?
Well the way how a totally Indian company was operating, how the hierarchy was built up. It was interesting as well to work in night shifts since we could work by that similar to our US customers. The work was conducted in English; most interesting was to get some idea about a system called EDI.
Was there something fun for you?
It was always an adventure to take the commuter train to my work. It was always a hard time to get in and out of the train, that was always quite funny since you really had to use your force to get out of there. 🙂
In general, it was a valuable lesson for me to work in one of the countries which will become more and more important for western companies. After I was living and working in India, I know how good life threats us in Europe. I am very thankful for this 3 month.
Good luck Daniel and thank you for your time with us. 🙂