The end of my Master’s programme “Terminology and Language Technology” is just around the corner and there are only a few steps to go before I graduate: First the eight-week mandatory internship and then the Master’s thesis. But does it really have to be done one after the other, as recommended by the study regulations? Of course not! There is another way. So I decided to combine these two tasks and started looking for an instructive internship. While searching the Internet for a suitable company in Cologne, I came across TÜV Rheinland. In the Jobs and Careers section, I found exactly the job advertisement that matched my qualifications. Lucky me! I immediately sent my online application, was invited for an interview and – hooray – my qualifications matched the requirements exactly. So I was hired as a working student at TÜV Rheinland.
Being a working student in an innovation project
Since November 2018 I have been working as a student trainee on an innovation project. I support my nice colleagues Kerstin Ferber and Sarah Stark in the development of the in-house tool TÜVTranslate. I am also responsible for editing and processing company-specific terminology and for creating all the necessary documents.
Master’s thesis at TÜV Rheinland
After six months as a working student in the innovation project, the topic of my Master’s thesis emerged by itself: Introduction of terminology management in the company using TÜV Rheinland AG as an example. My boss at TÜV Rheinland AG welcomed the topic and approved. I couldn’t have pictured my job as a working student any better! It is simply the perfect combination of theory and practice. Now I can start with my Master’s thesis.