Jana Gräter | Intern Marketing & External Communications
My five-month internship in the Marketing & External Communications department at Transmission Systems (formerly Getrag) in Untergruppenbach, Germany, gave me a wide range of tasks, international contacts, and a fantastic team. After my dual degree program in business administration and trade, with a concentration in marketing, in Mosbach, and half a year of sales activity in the back office, I decided to pursue my interest in media and communications and apply for an internship at Transmission Systems.
From May to September 2017, I assisted with the website, event planning, PR monitoring, campaigns and smaller operational tasks. Maintaining the website and planning the “Drivetrain Forum” technical conference have been interesting highlights of my daily work. Because the Internal Communication department is in the same office, there too I had a chance to gain insight and take on some tasks.
In the new structure within the Magna Powertrain business unit, internationality plays an ever more significant role. Especially exciting for me is working with international colleagues and getting to know a very wide range of cultures. Work across international borders is made possible by Skype meetings and video/audio conferences. Despite distances of up to 8,000 km, we worked together on unified communication concepts and campaigns.