17.05.2016

Making Coffee vs. Creative Design – What I really experienced during my internship at Cocomore

Kerstin Finke

1st of september 2015

At 9:50 a.m. I am sitting on the couch at the Cocomore office, waiting. I am waiting for my first day of my internship to begin. An internship in a new city, with unfamiliar faces and a very different daily work routine. And then it begins: Marina walks me to the first floor and shows me my work station: computer, mouse, graphic tablet and telephone - everything is ready to go. And now? Now I have to acquire a rough overview. Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, names, many faces and even more projects are running through my head and make me a little nervous. Do I have to remember all of this right away and where can I find this folder again, that Romina just talked about? And then, as if they knew about my anxiety, I receive my first task and it is clear, easy, and organized - the preparation of a business card for a Cocomore employee.

 

Settling in and arriving during the first few weeks

After a few weeks my way to Cocomore has become part of my routine. The projects havent. Again and again I receive tasks for unfamiliar projects, that are diverse and very different. That means a work day can start with a four-hour preparation of an individual Facebook post and is followed by the design of a website teaser. During all this I am supported by the whole creation team and am learning something new every day. Huge obstacles and seemingly unsolvable problems become trivial matters and natural processes.

 

 

After five months

… I have arrived in the new year and with that at the final stretch until my internship ends on February 29th. As unknowing as I partially was before my approaching internship, as far away the daily routine of university and my bachelor thesis now seems. Tasks, e-mails, phone calls, briefings, and meetings have become a part of my routine work day, as well as many fun moments with great colleagues, walks during lunch break and what seemed like a weekly birthday cake in the kitchen.

Oh, and making coffee luckily is something that everybody can do on their own at Cocomore! 

 

 

About Kerstin Finke

Kerstin Finke worked for Cocomore as an intern in the creation from September 2015 until February 2016. She studies the Bachelor of Integrierte Gestaltung in Freiburg since 2012 and will complete her study after her time with Cocomore. At her work for Cocomore she especially likes the versatility and the variety.
Describing Kerstin in three words: optimistic, focused & organized.