In 2019, I was able to lay the first building block for my professional future with an internship at SMS digital.
From June to August 2019, I completed a three-month internship in the Metallurgical Applications department at SMS digital. For me, it provided the perfect foundation also to write my master's thesis here. During my bachelor studies, I was already able to work with SMS digital for the first time. I gained insights into how digital services and other applications are developed in practice.
During my internship, I learned many new and exciting things, especially in data engineering and analysis, which prepared me well for my master's thesis. It was also fascinating to see how such a young and agile company grows out of its start-up shoes and develops further.
As an industrial engineer, I had no factual IT background, so it was particularly important for me to get to know the company first, the products, and the processes better. SMS digital gave me the time to familiarize myself independently and also to visit and get to know departments of the SMS group for a longer period of time. I was given a lot of freedom, which enabled me to prepare optimally for my master's thesis.
At the beginning of my internship, I did not know whether I would be able to work on my master's thesis topic at all, as it was utterly foreign to me. However, the SMS digital showed me that you should not be intimidated by new topics or big challenges.