Diana, you study mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Liberec, which is not a very girly field of study. What made you choose a technical programme?
Not only am I interested in technology, but studying a technical programme was attractive for me because it’s a creative process and offers the opportunity for a speedy career growth. Moreover, study at the faculty of mechanical engineering is among the more demanding ones, and so there are not many mechanical engineers, which automatically increases the job market demand.
What surprised you the most after starting your internship here?
The biggest surprise was seeing the line in full operation. It’s something completely different from what people imagine. Thanks to my position as an intern I get to see other workplaces as well, which gives me the opportunity to see how the whole company is run.
Where did you get the idea to apply for internship at ŠKODA? How long have you been working here? What are your duties?
The company has a good reputation both in the Czech Republic and abroad. I’ve been doing internship at the Internal repairs department for one year already. My duties include doing designs, more specifically preparing technical documentation in the Creo Parametric software.
What did you improve at during your ŠKODA internship? What are your colleagues like?
I found out that not everything one learns at school works the same in real life. I learnt to look at things from a more practical point of view and work in a team. I can’t complain about my colleagues. They helped me a lot right from the start and they’re fun to be around.
Do you know what you would like to do after you finish your studies?
I’m interested in working on new cars and components. My dream is the technical development.
What was your dream job when you were little?
A vet. As a little girl I used to have a lot of pets.
Which animal comes to your mind when someone says ŠKODA?
The German shepherd. There are several reasons for this. Just like ŠKODA strives to be ‘Simply Clever’, the German shepherd is also a smart animal. In the Czech Republic it’s a very popular breed, it’s a reliable, beautiful dog that takes care of our safety.