Hello, my name is Tim Gutmannsthal and I am currently studying Industrial Engineering and Management at the Vienna University of Technology. I am also currently doing the supplementary study program Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As the first university intern at Kapsch in the area of "Business Consulting - Manufacturing", I gained extremely valuable insights and work experience during my six months. Right from the start, I was seen as a fully-fledged team member and was always allowed to contribute my own ideas.
Even before I started my internship, I had an inkling that something exciting was in store for me. Even large international companies have to constantly reposition and develop themselves. I was able to contribute to the development of a rapidly growing department and lay a good foundation for the years to come. In the course of this, I was entrusted with a wide variety of tasks and also had the opportunity to work on various projects across departments. In doing so, I was able to support well-known industrial companies with strategic topics in customer projects as well as gain many insights into internal digitization projects. It was also extremely exciting to see how a large international group works and sets itself up internally to be perfectly prepared for the future.
The team was definitely a very big feel-good factor for my internship. All my colleagues were always helpful and made it very easy for me to get started. Also, my knowledge was always challenged and valued. I was able to use my professional experience and my university knowledge. I therefore left with the knowledge that I had also left my fingerprint at Kapsch and that I had created added value for the company.
I will definitely miss my time at Kapsch and my team, but I will also take a lot with me for my future life. Of course, I can't say what the future will bring, but I can well imagine that my career path will cross paths with Kapsch again. I can only recommend a university internship. You will definitely learn a lot of new things and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in practice!