Hey everybody! The last article was published in late July and since then, many things changed! Let’s do a simple recap so you can see where I am 🙂
End of the internship and of ENSIM
This internship at Laboratoire Cotral started in March 2016 and at the end of August, if was the time to leave! I have learnt many things about what I like and what I don’t like in a job. To summarize, I often say that without considering the location and the topic of the internship, I would have stayed. But I felt I had to be somewhere else doing something else. My overall goal is to work abroad, in the US if possible, so I wanted to move on.
In mid-september, I had my internship report defense. I presented my work, which included the development of a product and a first work using Neural Networks. I was very proud of it, especially of the Neural Networks part because I sponateously offered to work on it and it happens that the Laboratoire Cotral has found someone to continue my job! So this was my last exam, and a couple of days later, I received a letter saying that I had completed ENSIM’s curriculum, which means I am an engineer. The official ceremony will be in February 🙂
Beginning my job in Germany
And as I said in the previous article, I have been hired by a German company and I started this september! In August, I had a meeting in Paris to prepare the job and in september, I drove from my hometown to Stuttgart, ready to start in the days to come! I work at MBtech, a subsidiary of Daimler also owned by a French company, as Simulation Engineer. Basically, I do Finite-Elements simulations on mechanical parts and I also develop programs to make these simulations easier and faster.
I really like this job because I think it’s in the right path after ENSIM. ENSIM was a school with two majors: Acousics and Computer Science. And with this position I can use all the knowledge from my school, which was not the case during the internship. I will stay there at least for one year, and maybe a little bit more depending on what I want to do and what the company wants to do too 🙂
A new chapter of my life has begun, I am very happy for this! The transition between my internship and my job has been quite bumpy but now, almost everything is in order, so this is good! Moreover, I have found many friends from the French community here so I don’t feel alone! And practising German again is a challenge, but a good one 🙂
The blog will probably be less updated than before because of the relative confidentiality of my missions, but I will keep you posted everytime something new happens 🙂