Please tell us about yourself
I am Jolien van den Dorpel, 22 years old, and this is my 4th year of studying International Business and Languages at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen. I am from Zeeland, but currently live in Woerden. I love travelling and discovering other cultures; as part of my studies, I lived in Spain for 4 months and in Brussels for 5 months.
How did you end up at AdsVentures?
While looking for a graduation internship online, I saw a vacancy at AdsVentures for an internship relating to foreign expansion. This greatly appealed to me because I had to find an internship with an international character for my education. After applying, I received a quick response and was invited to an interview.
What does your internship assignment at AdsVentures entail?
For my thesis, I am involved in researching the German market. Earlier research has shown that Germany is an interesting country to expand to. Now it is my task to find out how AdsVentures can successfully enter the German online investment market. I look at the wishes and needs of the German people, SEO, and help determine a content strategy for the websites(s).
In addition to this internship assignment, you are also focused on other work for AdsVentures. Can you explain what this entails?
Together with another intern, I looked at creating apps for foreign investors. We first performed a country analysis for this in order to determine what countries are eligible and interesting for this. We have since launched a German, French, Spanish, and Italian app, and the apps for Sweden and Denmark will soon follow. This is lots of fun to do, especially because it means we work with other countries and languages.
What is the work atmosphere like?
The atmosphere is very informal and, therefore, very good. It is also nice that there are other interns who all started at the same time, which means we all start at the same level.
How do you think this internship contributes to your future?
Positively! During this internship, I learned a lot about SEO, Affiliate Marketing, and online investing. Because I find all of this very interesting, the knowledge I have gained during my internship will certainly come in handy in the future.
Do you receive internship compensation?
Yes, all interns receive a good monthly compensation for their work.
Would you recommend this internship to a friend?
I will definitely recommend this internship to my friends, as it is a very educational internship in a growing and fun company. Even if you don’t know anything about SEO and online investing yet, it is still an interesting internship: in the first weeks of your internship, you will participate in several workshops on the subject, after which you can get started right away!