9:00 Coffee. One sip. Two sips. Monday. Sure, for you it’s another boring start of the week after having a too crazy weekend, but not for the Training Tutor in Berlink. Training Tutors like Mondays. You wonder why? Because Monday is the beginning of a new adventure, our first meeting with the groups of students. After weeks of preparation, planning their stay, mediations with the school, the Training Tutor is waiting for a new group, or two. Or in some cases even – four.
9:30 The first students arrive in the office. First success ! The Training Tutor knows that the metro in Berlin scares everybody at first use. Somebody says shyly “Good morning” or attempts even a “Guten Morgen” with a smile. You do not know it yet, but there is a chance for a “Dzień dobry” or a “Buongiorno” too.
10:00 Welcome meeting. The presentation begins, some important words about Berlink, about the city, some tips about how to survive during the stay of the group are given in the Prezi. The Training Tutor tries her best to give as much information as she can, you have to forgive her if its too much, she just wants to convey as much as possible, facilitate and motivate you. And this is just the beginning of your journey.
11:15 Silence. You are right now at the city tour taking pictures and collecting the first impressions of the capital of Germany. Meanwhile the Training Tutor is alone at the office, but don’t worry, she has to deal with the documentation you brought. She puts it in order, checks if everything is ok with all the documents of your internship. It’s not an easy task for sure, but it is also not her first time dealing with this. She managed it on time. So the score is 1: 0 for her.
13:00 Lunch Break. The Training Tutor has to eat something after all. And drink: Viva il caffe!
14: 00-18:00 The visits to the companies start. It is the climax of the day. Emotions flow. Maybe not all of them yet. The Training Tutor likes these moments. Finally, she can talk to you alone. Get to know you and your interests better. She tries to support you when she sees fear in yours eyes and calm you down when your hands are shaking, as for some of you its not only the first work experience, but also the first time to leave your town. Sometimes you do not need it at all, but the Training Tutor is always there for you, in case you change your mind.
Here’s Monday, one of the 52 we have at Berlink throughout the year. Apparently, each one is the same as the one before, yet no one is similar to the other.
Article written by our Training Tutor, Marta Barbara Laube