Klaudio Imeraj- Tirana Business Park
My name is Klaudio Imeraj. As a student of International Marketing and Logistics, an opportunity was given to me to follow an internship at Tirana Business Park in marketing department. It was the career office of Epoka University the one that made possible my interview in this company. It started on November 2 and it will last 6 months. I was a lucky student, because the internship there is the best place where all the theories that you get from the business books, turn into practice. There is a high qualified staff and I learn a lot from them and from the job that they do.
Vilma Çekani- T-Mobile
I am Vilma Çekani from International Marketing and Logistics Department 3d year student. I did the internship at AMC from 1 July until 15 August . I was part of Customer Care and Marketing Department and I was part of rebranding of AMC -> Telekom Albania . My experience there was one of the best everybody was so collaborative plus they needed someone to help , new faces so mainly I worked with Social Media and I was part of rebranding ceremony which was held at Mother Teresa Square. I also was part of other competitor analyses for different offers that they had . I was welcomed and given the proper work by them.
Taulant Kastrati- Ernst & Young
Being part of one of the most prestigious universities in Albania, I had the honor and pleasure to be also part of many activities and internships offered by the University.
As part of the staff of Career Fair, organized by the University for students to help them to find themselves in the labor market, even though I was in the second year and opportunities to be part of these internships were higher for students Last year, I had the good fortune and was admitted in one of the best companies in the world for Auditing Ernst & Young, where I continued my internship for a month full time.
Internship made in this company, personally helped me. I understand the problems, challenges, but also the pleasure of working with successful completion. Ernst & Young was one of the first areas of experience working for me, and as the working environment, as work colleague, I saw very young people who tirelessly all aspired to finish their tasks as satisfactory conclusions for consumers.
The only thing I can add to the bottom in terms of internships is that I'm very sorry that I did not have time to be part of more internship During this summer, but next summer and I’ll looking forward to great challenges and experiences next in line.
Bora Kokalari- Deloitte Albania and Kosova
Practice doesn’t make you perfect. Only perfect practice makes you perfect. As a student of Epoka University, I was given the opportunity to work as an intern at one of the most prestigious financial consulting companies; Deloitte Albania and Kosovo. I had the chance to work in the audit department and create connections with experts of the field. Being a Banking and Finance student, this was one of the most valuable experiences I have ever had. I was given different tasks on financial statements, calculating cost of goods sold and facilitating in writing the audit’s opinion. In this way, I put all the theory I had taken these two years in practice. During my time at Deloitte I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses and fields of interest. I am thankful to the Career Planning Office for giving me this opportunity and I encourage all the students to take advantage of it.
Mateos Shehu- Prime Ministry
I am Mateos Shehu, student of the Architecture Department. This summer (2015) I was part of the “Internship program in the State Administration” where I was assigned the position of architect / planner near the Department of Regional and Local Development, at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Equipped with the main task of developing a geo-referenced information system database for the “Regional Development Fund”, despite working only for three months, the internship taught me not only new skills to operate in this field, but also important lessons about code, time management and, understanding and dealing with my future career goals. I have learnt that even though personal abilities are important, you will always depend on others, like others will always depend on you; so it’s important to make friends, to give help and not to be afraid to ask. Continuing, it was only working on the framing and development of the “Albanian Regional Development Plan” when I fully understood that dealing with real people, is very different from the simulation exercises done at school, thus the profession of the planner requires extremely prepared individuals.
So, even though I felt very comfortable and confident about my background and the education taken at Epoka, the internship and the people I met there taught me the most important thing: To never stop learning!