Year employed: 2019
In the summer of 2018 I decided that after high school I would go for a dual work-study program in Computer Science, and I knew that I wanted to do this in a company with many years of experience in the IT field. With this in mind I more or less stumbled upon Mercoline. I didn’t know at the time that this would take me on a journey through the world of SAP. During my interview I was immediately reassured by the friendly atmosphere and the Mercoline staff. No other interviews I had done elsewhere offered me greater insight into the coworkers and the company. So with this enthusiasm under my belt, I started at Mercoline in the summer of 2019, a move I’ve never regretted.
Catching on quickly
When you’re fresh out of high school, working at a company is a completely new experience and something of a challenge, but this orientation process was much easier than anticipated thanks to my friendly coworkers. My initial induction consisted of a two-month pre-studies internship that allowed me to actively participate in what Mercoline does and get to know my new work colleagues. The in-house crash course in the ABAP programming language was especially helpful in fully preparing me for my first semester.
My first university semester was also a brand new experience. While the first few days were something of an adjustment, the casual atmosphere in the lectures at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the good advice I was given by my coworkers during my pre-studies internship made adapting to campus life quick and easy.
The first internship phase
The internship phases represent a central component of any dual work-study program. At Mercoline, interns are given an exciting and diverse semester assignment. Its implementation often leads to the Mercoline Product Suite, where you can also count on friendly, supportive colleagues to help out with questions about the assignment or if you simply get stuck on a problem.
In closing, I can definitely say that going with Mercoline was the right choice for me.