Goodbye, Kinetic by Kristina Kanne

Kristina Kanne for webKristina Kanne’s guest blog

My time at Kinetic Communication is almost over. I still remember my journey to England and how feared I was:

“While I was leaning on the railing of the ferry and watching the silhouette of the island —that would be my home for the next two and a half months- I started wondering. Was I really prepared for this? I was getting nervous. Germany and England couldn’t be that different, could they? What did I actually know about England? In England they speak English, obviously. They drive on the left side of the road. Now that’s going to be difficult, in the beginning at least. They eat fries with fish and vinegar, that’s going to be difficult, too, I guess. It’s where the Beatles and the Queen come from and I will work in a pr company and I only had one course related to public relations. The more I thought about it the more I realised, I had no idea what to expect from this adventure.”

But even it was really hard in the first week, because of the language; working at Kinetic was pretty enjoyable. Aimee, Claire and Angela were really nice and helpful and my tasks weren’t actually nearly as undoable as I had feared they would be. I’ve created a lot of SWOT’s and traffic analysis for new businesses, helped to organise Kinetic’s birthday party and came up with ideas for the Cornbow Shopping Centre. Furthermore I’ve done a lot of research for different clients.

I’m pretty sure Aimee will be happy when I’m gone because I interrupted her so many times to ask questions like: “Aimee why is the printer celebrating?” No, it’s calibrating!

Why isn’t this program work like I want it to be? Can I ask you another grammar question? I think I would have killed me if I were her. But she was just the perfect teacher and had a lot of patience with me and I really want to thank her for that.

Next to Aimee there is Claire, who always was really amused about the differences between the UK and Germany. She never lost the patience with me, thank you for that.

Another person that I really want to thank is Angela. She made this internship happen for me even I’m not fluent in English. She helped me with everything, like to find a flat at my first day. I think I’ve never met a person with so much energy. She is a tough straight business director but also a really warm and helpful person, who made the time so much easier for me.

 
To summarize all of it: It was a great time for me and I learned a lot. It was the perfect opportunity for me to get to know another country, culture and the real work life.
 
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