Who am I?
Hi, I am Charlotte. I’m studying Business Administration at Ghent University and I’m currently busy obtaining my Master’s Degree in Commercial Management. At the beginning of March, I landed on planet Sirus for my 3-month marketing and sales internship. Let me tell you how it went…
A warm welcome
When I arrived, Justien gave me a warm welcome and immediately explained what Sirus does and how the company functions. After one week, in which I already got to know a few people, I knew it was going to be an incredible internship. And I was right.😊
Things I got to do during my marketing and sales internship
For the first half of my marketing and sales internship, Justien guided me. But then it was time for her to take a break and welcome her newest family member. During the weeks with her, I learned a lot and when Jochen took over, he also did an amazing job of being my mentor for the rest of my internship.
I got to follow some prospect meetings and helped in making propositions for clients. I also got to write some content, go to events and was thrilled to help organize Sirus’ first Lunch & Learn Event. Last week, I even got to go to Techorama, a very famous IT Conference in Antwerp, which was really cool. I was given a lot of responsibility from the start which made my marketing and sales internship an ideal learning experience.
Updating the core values of Sirus
One of my biggest assignments during my marketing and sales internship was to update the corporate values of Sirus. I received complete freedom in how to approach this task. After some research, I started by interviewing the management team. My plan was to interview part of the employees and then analyze everything. But during my interview with Gert, he suggested organizing a workshop with the employees. This was a challenging task but with good research and preparation, I succeeded.
I organized three workshops in total: two with people who regularly work at the office in Merelbeke and one remote workshop with everyone else that wanted to join. I got a lot of input from all of the people who participated, even employees who weren’t able to participate, sent me their ideas. I’m still working on the final details of the updated values but when this is done, they will be published on the Sirus website. For now, you can still check the current values.
It was amazing to work on this task because these values represent Sirus as a company and I loved working on it.
I would like to thank Justien, Jochen and Sofie to guide me so well these past months. I also want to thank Gert for giving me the opportunity of doing my internship at his company where I could learn and further develop my practical skills.
Furthermore, I would like to thank the people of Graviteit because it was a pleasure to work with them. Lastly, I want to thank all the amazing employees of Sirus who made it an experience I won’t forget.
Do you want to get to know this amazing team a little better? Check out our Team’s page.
What will the future bring?
Next month I have my last exam and also my master’s dissertation, and then I will be graduated (finally). Thanks to my internship with Sirus, I am ready for the business world.
P.S.: This is not the last you’ll see of me…