Q. Why did you want to be an intern at Lazy Susan?
The company was looking for a French speaking intern so I saw this as an opportunity to simultaneously discover the English corporate culture (how an English firm is managed) and provide my language skills for the company. Lazy Susan is also a small business and in small businesses there are necessarily a lot of challenges. Furthermore the team is intercultural.
Q. What does a typical day in the office look like for you?
A variety of tasks. You are not exclusively working on only one country. You can either handle issues for a German customer or for a French one.
Q. What have you learned in your first few months working for Lazy Susan?
I learned to work independently, organize and plan my working day (what should be done and be completed).
Q. How do you like to spend time outside of the office?
Week days, I go to the gym and on sunny days (we were pretty lucky this year) I enjoy chilling out by the sea. On evenings I usually go out with my roommates. Weekends - small journeys to the nearest cities and do some tourism/shopping.
Q. What are you enjoying about living and working in Portsmouth?
Anything! You know this is my first time working and living for a period of 6 months away from home, so every day is a new experience for me. I chose also Portsmouth due to the proximity to the sea. What I have discovered lately was the diversity of cultures in Portsmouth. On one street you can either eat Chinese, Greek, Turkish or Indian food.
Q. What would you like to be doing in 10 years from now?
I would like to see myself managing a team or work in cooperation with countries for humanitarian or political purposes (such as NGOs ...)