I – INTRODUCTION
▪ I did my internship with IBM in Paris (or in the Eastern/Western suburbs of Paris, etc.) during the summer 2003.
II – THE COMPANY
▪ The Company’s facility is located in a highly industrialized/residential area close to… .
▪ The Company employs 200 staff; among them 25 are part-time employed / have part-time jobs.
▪ The unit where I worked specializes in
– developing software packages
– designing new computer hardware/equipment
– developing new computer technology, etc.
▪ The company has connections/branches nationwide/worldwide.
▪ Every year, the company recruits a certain number of trainees to help students to get / acquire a larger professionnal experience, but also to take advantage of new talents and to maintain/keep a close contact/link with the world of education / the educational community.
III – ACTIVITIES
▪ Basically, as a trainee, I learned how to
– operate new machinery
– set up a new computer system/network
– implement new computer technologies
– develop new computer tools, etc.
▪ Of course, in the 1st week, I was given a tour of the facility to know my way around and understand the activities and strategies of the company. Thus I was given an introduction to the work with the company.
▪ After that, and despite the existence of several departments, I was primarly posted in / appointed to the department responsible for /dedicated to / in charge of the design of… (or I did my internship primarily in the programming department).
▪ My internship mainly consisted in
– analyzing data
– collecting information/data
– using a new device to…
▪ We worked in groups of 2/3/4 and my tutor helped me to…
IV – PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS
▪ I found the experience useful because
– I applied the things I had learned in the classroom in a real-world setting.
– It helped me to define my personal and professional future/project.
▪ Although I learned several useful skills during my internship, I wish I could have seen other parts of the company / I wish I could have spent more time working on new technologies / I wish I could have spent more time on the premises in order to see the results of my work.
V – CONCLUSION
▪ In the end, it was a valuable experience because I gained professional expertise / work experience in my particular career field.
▪ What I appreciated most was the atmosphere of trust/confidence and respect between the management and the employees.
▪ I would recommend working at IBM to anyone interested in the development of new computer tools / in computer research, etc.
ANNEXE : LE VOCABULAIRE RELATIF AU STAGE PROFESSIONNEL
|un stage professionnel||a work (experience) placement (brit.) / an internship (amér.)|
|chercher un stage||to look for a work placement (brit.) / an internship (amér.)|
|suivre un stage en entreprise dans le cadre de son cursus||to do/take an industrial placement / an internship in a company as part of one’s school or university course|
|un stage en programmation informatique / en communication||a placement / an internship in computer programming / in communications|
|un stage conventionné||an official internship|
|une convention de stage||an internship agreement|
|un stage rémunéré||a paid internship|
|un stage non-rémunéré||an unpaid internship|
|un maître de stage||a placement supervisor, a mentor|
|à l’achèvement de la période de stage||at the completion/conclusion of the placement period|
|un certificat de stage||a certificate (of completion) of training / a training certificate|
|un rapport de stage||a work experience report (brit.) / an internship report (amér.)|
|une soutenance de rapport devant un jury||a viva (brit.) / a defense (amér.) in front of a board of examiners|
|un stagiaire||a trainee (brit.) / an intern (amér.)|
|nous avons un stagiaire qui travaille dans notre bureau en ce moment||we have an intern working in our office right now|
|travailler comme stagiaire pour une société||to work as a trainee for a company|
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