Working from home has it’s advantages and disadvantages, also for your internship
Lisanne Overgoor studies International Business Management and does a internship minor at Unilever. This company was quick to respond to the corona measures and had her employees work from home very quickly. "I have been working from home since Monday 9 March."
Contact via Skype
Lisanne says: “Fortunately, I keep in touch with my company coach and the team, through Microsoft Teams and Skype. It makes a difference that I don't spend that much time every day traveling to Rotterdam. ”
Wide range of tasks
What is she doing during her internship? “I am mainly involved in performing a service survey concerning the Out of Home platform, digitizing orders and web forms, following up customer contacts via email and / or telephone and implementing improvements. In addition, I support the sales field service and I am responsible for the distribution of the point of sales material within the out of home platform. This mainly concerns catering establishments.” So a wide range of tasks! And where is the focus? Lisanne explains: “At the moment we are mainly working on calculating and paying the bonuses for the customers of 2019. This is now very important because the catering establishments are closed and we want to support them and ensure that get paid as soon as possible. ”
"I miss the atmosphere at the office"
What is it like to work from home? Lisanne: “It's a pity that I cannot work at the office. The atmosphere is very nice there and very educational for me. It's great that there is so much guidance now that I work from home, but it's a little boring.” Hopefully the situation will be over soon!