Our latest French intern has this week joined the Market Dojo team for a six week internship. Sophie will be primarily working alongside the Marketing Department throughout her time with us, and we look forward to gaining her ideas on some exciting projects.
After one hour on a plane I finally arrived in the UK at the same hour I left France! I feel still lost about this time change between the two countries, and I am sure this will not be my last surprise.
What made you apply to an internship at Market Dojo?
I am currently completing a qualification in a French business school: La Rochelle Business School, and I must complete a 6 weeks internship in an English speaking country for my first year. I chose Britain to improve my English, discover a new culture, and above all, discover life and work inside a company. Because I know Market Dojo’s partner, PerAngusta, it seemed like a logical choice for my application. Furthermore, Market Dojo already had hosted a number of French interns, so I was certain not to be lost inside the group.
What do you do at Market Dojo?
I only join the company today, so I start by learning about the products, the software and so on. It’s hard at the beginning, there are so many things to remember…but thankfully Craig is here! I’ll ask him so many questions that he’ll end up thinking he is a teacher.
What one thing would you bring to the office if you could?
If I could, I would like to bring my “little dog” as we named him in my family. But he weighs more than 70 kilograms (11 stone) and snores when he sleeps, so, I don’t think he could stay discreet enough to stay in the office.
What is your favourite book/movie?
My favourite book is not a funny one: this is ‘Between Shades of Gray’, named ‘Ce qu’ils n’ont pas pu nous prendre’ in French. This novel is about the genocide of Baltic people after the Soviet occupation in 1941. It was the first time I had heard about what genocide is, when I read this book. So, it touched me a lot.
What is the most embarrassing song you have on your phone?
I confess I have some of the Walt Disney songs on my phone. So, I think it could be “Let it go”, from the movie Frozen.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am a great fan of science fiction, so I read a lot. But when I want to do something as a group, I like doing sport. My favourite ones are karate and tennis.
If you could be any animal what would you be?
If I could be an animal I will probably choose a horse or a dolphin, because for me they represent liberty. And between those two I may prefer the dolphin because I love swimming.
Where have you travelled? Favourite place?
I have been to Switzerland, Spain, Italia, United Kingdom and of course France. And this is in this last country that I have my favourite place: a restaurant in front of a lagoon. First because of the incredible food they propose, and also because of the environment.
Stay tuned to our blog in order to keep up to date with Sophie’s progress.