My name is Vedesh Prabhu and I’m an Intern in the “Brainpool” team at Technical Service department (Essen, Germany) It has been a humbling experience with such an enthusiastic and creative mindset team of “Brainpool” who wholeheartedly accept and encourage diversity. It motivates me to adapt to the German culture and work ethics. The exciting tasks and activities inspire me to learn and also contribute to the team. My boss, supervisor and team members are so cooperating and understanding. Its just incredible. I’m looking forward to everyday. It’s a pride to be a part of Evonik. Ich bin dabei 😊
#FLASHBACKFRIDAY to our first trip to the Essen campus! We met so many wonderful Evonik colleagues from all over the world. Counting down the days until we can all travel again!!
Reviewing photos for #FlashbackFriday I have several photos in different places and with different people, all whom I think the world of and miss terribly. I chose this one because Germany was the last place I traveled and the first place I had planned to return to next, and it's a photo of casual time with friends at a restaurant. It struck me that we had no masks, I could see everyone's beautiful smile, and we shared a cooking pot. So much of this has been impossible in the last year. I am looking forward to seeing so many good friends in the coming months.
First workshop in my new role with the HR 4.0 global project. It was such a pleasure to meet my new teammates, get to know them better, laugh a lot and also get so much done. I feel like we have a strong foundation to build on together. Tell me when you get tired of me saying, "From my regional perspective ..."
This is a beautiful potted plant in Essen Germany, where I returned six weeks after my #30YearDream summer assignment. It has taken six weeks and a return trip to gain the perspective to summarize my time in Essen. Like a plant that has outgrown a pot, the supporting walls of my pot had become the boundaries of my creativity. I wanted to grow professionally, but international assignments bring risks, personally and professionally. What was different about working in Essen? Nothing. Everything. The work is the work, but in another country, all the things I do by habit require thought.
Imagine if you woke up one morning and forgot how to get ready, and you had to rely on a checklist. You’d still brush your teeth, but now you’d have to think about it. I came to Essen because of my expertise. Planted in this new pot, I learned simple things as well as more complex cultural differences. So what do you do when you achieve your #30YearDream? Set new goals, and don’t wait 30 years to do them. What’s your dream?