By providing and analysing data specific to the assigned market, a Market Associate is responsible to optimise content and competitiveness for the accounts on the companies websites. To educate partners on the self-service features the company is providing, to establish and maintain business relationships, as well as to support demand generation and research for development. Important skills to have and improve are for example Relationship Management, Solution Alignment, Communication, Team Capabilities.
My internship at Expedia Group was an overall amazing experience. I enjoyed the working atmosphere within the team, my tasks and responsibilities I already received after a short time. As an intern you get similar tasks and responsibilities, depending on you capabilities, and you get challenged all the time, which causes a high level of learning. No internship was more useful and educational than my internship at Expedia - most of all because you get prepared for the every day work-life.
Within the team every team member is part of the family and highly valued. As an intern you do not have the feeling of being an intern, as you are accepted equally, having the same benefits from the working atmosphere. The team is supportive in every situation and tries to make your internship as educational as possible for you, to get the most out of it.
My managers supported me from day one. In the first weeks they made me familiar with the company, the different departments and my future tasks. Then we got a catch-up every week, to discuss questions, doubts and most of all my development. The managers value the development of every team member, personal as well as educational development. I felt supported every day.
From day one, I was continuously busy. The first weeks were important to get to know the team and the company. After some time I already got my own tasks and responsibilities for a small area. Furthermore, although I supported the team on a continuous basis, I was able to take the time to shadow different team members, in order to get a bigger picture of the work and different perceptions on certain topics. Besides the daily work, I got my own little projects, so the balance was perfect and multifaceted.
The responsibilities of my tasks was adopted to my personal development. With every day I got more secure with the tasks, I got more responsibilities. This was great because the responsibility increased step by step, within own projects I was allowed to manage. This influenced my perception of my own scope.
The skills I developed and improved, helped me to finalise my studies with a more "real" perception of what the every day work-life in an international company looks like. Furthermore, as I continued working with Expedia Group, it helped me to have successful start in my current role as well as a continuous effective development on my skills today and for the future.
The atmosphere in the office was amazing. Although everyone was working really hard, with much responsibility and expectations, the fun and joy never ended. Team members supported each other, had lunch together, and exchanged experiences. This is most of all due to the high number of international employees, which makes the atmosphere even more colourful.
The set up of the internship was very good organised. The company made sure I get to know not only my team, but as well different ones, to understand better the collaboration between the teams and departments. Furthermore, my managers made sure, that I will get the most out of my internship.
The development of my internship was very good organised. I got a fix training plan during the first two weeks and a flexible training plan for the following two. Depending on my development we scheduled future training, meetings to get to know other departments and created the aim I wanted to achieve with the internship. My managers invested time and effort for my development.
The future employment with the company is really appealing. The internship was a perfect start to get familiar with the company, tasks and expectations and prepared me for the job. For me it was the perfect steppingstone from my studies to employment. Furthermore, the company shows the high interest in preparing their interns for a future employment and creates an atmosphere everyone would love to work in.
The social scene was not between fellow students I knew before. The social scene was between other interns from different location of Expedia, as well as the colleagues from the company. But I liked this because I got to know new and interesting people I could learn from, which had a great impact on my personal development as well.
The socialising in the area was great. For me I got to know a new cultures, which enlarged my horizon. This most of all was thanks to the great team spirit as well outside from working hours. The cost of living was balanced, so I was able to effort my place, every day life and as well as holidays or activities in the city.
The nightlife in my area was amazing. the city offered diverse spots, either for calm evenings, dinners or parties. There were events, concerts as well as cultural offers to get to know more the city. I would say the area I worked and lived offers a diversity for every type of person.
Yes, there were enough activities to get involved to outside of work. As the area was really in the city centre you were able to get involved in charity, sports, as well as events for the evenings. Furthermore, as the city is very open minded and welcoming for students and travellers you were able to try activities or offers from the city.