When I was about to go to university, I decided to study Physics because I was unsure about my future. I didn’t know for sure what my passion was and I thought that Physics would open up many doors for me to decide on at a later stage. It was not a surprise that after my degree that uncertainty about my future was still there, probably because I did not know enough about all the job possibilities that were open to me. Therefore I decided to start working to have a first-hand experience of what those possibilities were and to find out how I could grow my own career path.
I was very lucky to be accepted as a Project Management Intern at Roche in Spain. As a student, I had always heard friends and family complain about work. At first, I must admit, I was a bit scared, but that fear very soon turned into curiosity and excitement. During my first few months as an intern, I had the opportunity to experience a work environment full of people willing to help each other grow, collaborate and achieve valuable outcomes. All this energy was fuelled by a very motivating mission and vision that completely matched the values and principles I had intended for myself. Even as an intern I had the chance to contribute to very important projects and I always felt my opinion was heard and valued, sometimes even sought. Personally, that’s when I realised that Roche is a company in which any idea is listened to and considered, regardless of where that idea comes from.