Name: Jennifer (Jenny) Weisenhorn
Internship Period: 2 January – 31 May 2018 (5 months)
Department: Consultancy Services
Motto: Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once
- Tell us about your hometown!
I am from the South of Germany, close to the French and Swiss boarders. I was born and raised in a very small village in the Kaiserstuhl called Schelingen—a beautiful rural area close to Freiburg im Breisgau. The Kaiserstuhl, an old volcano, is home to many vineyards and wine growers making excellent red and white wines. My home-village has only about 350 residents, quite a contrast to the crowded andbustling Bangkok city. This very quiet and peaceful place is known to be the warmest region in Germany, definitely beneficial to me while adjusting to Bangkok`s heat and humidity…
- What is your first assignment in GTCC? How did you start and complete the task?
My first task was to research company sites that could potentially be visited during one of the delegation trips organized by the GTCC. I asked my colleagues how they are usually addressing these tasks. With their input, I started to browse through Trade fair exhibitors’ lists and directories. In the end, I had an extensive list of potential firms that the clients could choose from. Important to consider was the overall fit of the company profiles with the program of the business & study trip.
- What do you want to do and see during your time here?
During my time at GTCC I want to take every opportunity possible to discover beautiful Thailand. My number one priority is Bangkok itself, because I think it is an extraordinary city that never gets boring, offering everything from temples to food. But I am also planning a trip to Chiang Mai and the islands in the South of Thailand.
After the completion of my internship, which also marks the end of my studies, I want to travel a little more to discover other parts of South East Asia. I would love to see Myanmar, Cambodia, also the Philippines… But we will see if my student purse will allow me to explore. Whatever is left on the list will give me a good reason to come back to Asia!
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
I would say I am a typical German. Always on time, well prepared and well organized. My weakness is that I also expect that from others. My experiences with different people and cultures have taught me the hard way that this is just not possible. I am learning that there are different ways of getting the job done and I try to adjust a little…
I can also be quite impatient with myself and also with other people. However, I am a very open-minded person who likes to take on new challenges and is keen to learn new things every day. Here in Bangkok, I enjoy working with my Thai colleagues and to try new, delicious food every day 🙂