"I have my team's back"
Every day there are new and unique challenges that I am allowed to face as a group leader at Roche. The organisation of the helicopter flight was something completely new for me and my team. No day is like the next.more
My name is Pelin Yesilova, I come from Istanbul and I am a chemical engineer. I moved from Istanbul to Mannheim for an internship at Roche. In the meantime, I have been with Roche for four months and have been able to gain a lot of new experience in the international customer service department.
It is a great experience to work with so many nice and motivated people.
I really enjoy my work at Roche and the tasks are varied. In my department we write newsletters and organise training for customers and employees. I am also responsible for the hotline plan for our representatives from all over the world and make sure that communication between them works well and that everyone is always up to date. My team consists of members from all over the world. That's why we also communicate in English, which is great for me.
The place to work
During my time in Mannheim I already had the opportunity to support and get to know other departments. I was able to work together with colleagues from branches in England and Switzerland and participate in digitisation projects. I am glad to have the opportunity to do my internship here.
Roche's culture is very international. Everyone is open to colleagues from abroad. The atmosphere is friendly and respectful. I am also taken into consideration in meetings and English is spoken when I am present. I get a lot of support from my colleagues. Everyone is motivated and wants to make a difference.
A great plus: the exchange with other AIESEC interns is greatly encouraged by Roche. Here in Mannheim, I was able to make direct contact and network with interns from all over the world, for example from Brazil or India. We have lunch together and meet on weekends for joint activities. That is a great enrichment for all of us. We exchange our experiences and ideas and learn from each other
Compared to Istanbul, Mannheim is rather small. But here I find everything I need to live. The great thing about Mannheim is that you can get everywhere quickly because the city is not too big. I got support from AIESEC when I was looking for a flat, which made my start here in Mannheim much easier and the move from Istanbul to Germany went smoothly.
When I first entered the Mannheim campus, it was like another world for me. The entire value chain is located here in just one place. This ensures that Roche products reach patients all over the world.
AIESEC and Roche
Since 2016, Roche and AIESEC have been working in partnership to offer young talents practical experience in the form of an internship. AIESEC supports the international interns in administrative tasks and provides social support. Interested? Find out more about AIESEC and what the global network has to offer.