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We Asked The Interns – With Pauline Cousin… Every day is an opportunity to learn and discover new things

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we introduce you to Pauline Cousin from France who joined AMSI San Francisco for a marketing internship.

Taking an intership abroad, especially in the USA, has always been something that I wanted to accomplish. After I’m done with my studies at Business School in France I want to work abroad. This internship was important for me to gain some first hand experience in an international maket, especially to experience the US market since it’s one of the most important trade place in the world.

My goal for this internship was to develop a sense for the Amrican working culture and market, especially to get some knowledge about the marketing techniques, as well as to improve my English language skills.

I aririaved at AMSI without knowing what is awating me, but it turned out to be a good surprise. AMSI is like a home with a really friendly environment and I’m surrounded by a great intern team!

Every day is an opportunity to learn and discover new things. I have fun with my team, improve my knowledge of the world, work in an environment completely different from what we may have in France and apply school’s marketing theories in a real work environment.

Even though I’m here for just 2 months, I can say that it’s a really good experience and I’m glad that I joined AMSI and to have seized the opportunity to work for this company.

Moreover my internship has been a great occasion to discover San Francisco and its crazy inhabitants and great weather!  There is always something to do in San Francisco.  You can’t get bored in this amazing city!!

– Pauline Cousin

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We Asked The Interns – With Charlotte Mallo… I’ve got a better sense for details and experienced teamwork

We Asked The Interns – With Gaelle Carminati… it’s more than a professional experience, it is a life experience

We Asked The Interns – With Chloe Lecuyer… the most rewarding and strongest experience I have ever had

We Asked The Interns – With Florent Statello… I’m more independent and confident thanks to this internship

We Asked The Interns – With Nadia Chikhi… this experience will be engraved in me

We Asked The Interns: With Aurelie Coustans… A dream i hope would never end

We Asked The Interns – With Solene Jacob… I had to carry out this opportunity

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We Asked The Interns – With Emilie Bertincourt’… a great work experience and an enriching life experience as well.

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we introduce you to Emilie Bertincourt’ from France who joined AMSI San Francisco for a marketing internship.

I have been working with AMSI as a Marketing intern for more than two months now. I wanted to take my internship in San Francisco as I fell in love with the city when living here in 2006. Having the opportunity to work and live in an open-minded, multiethnic and cosmopolitan city again was my dream. Besides, there are so many things to do in the city, from going on a sightseeing tour of the city or going shopping in the numerous department stores, there are so many places to see. 

As a member of the AMSI Marketing Intern Team, I had the opportunity to work on many marketing projects. Spending time at the front desk also taught me a lot, as we are always in contact with people, whether they are tenants or owners. This has enabled me to develop my communication skills and to improve my language skills.

From my point, I feel that there is a very good working atmosphere at AMSI, and this really makes me want to work there. It is amazing to see how willing people at the office are to help and answer the many questions I had throughout the summer. Besides, I was really positively surprised by the casual atmosphere that is prevailing during meetings.

My internship at AMSI has been a great work experience so far and an enriching life experience as well. It has given me a practical training on Marketing and Business Administration. It has also taught me that it is often necessary to take initiative, and not always waiting for people to tell you what you need to do. In addition it has enabled me to learn about the way a small business runs in the United States. Moreover, this internship has shown me the way to a very interesting sector of trade, which I did not know previously, real estate.

– Emilie Bertincourt

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We Asked The Interns – With Elisabetta Cibo’… it gives me the chance to learn new and interesting things

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We Asked The Interns – With Gaelle Carminati… it’s more than a professional experience, it is a life experience

We Asked The Interns – With Chloe Lecuyer… the most rewarding and strongest experience I have ever had

We Asked The Interns – With Florent Statello… I’m more independent and confident thanks to this internship

We Asked The Interns – With Nadia Chikhi… this experience will be engraved in me

We Asked The Interns: With Aurelie Coustans… A dream i hope would never end

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 Young People’s Impact on AMSI

We Asked The Interns – With Elisabetta Cibo’… it gives me the chance to learn new and interesting things

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we introduce you to Elisabetta Cibo’ from Italy who joined AMSI San Francisco for a marketing internship.

Elisabetta CiboI’m Elisabetta from Rome in Italy. I have a degree in History of Modern Art and continued my studying Art Management and Marketing in Florence.

I’ve already been in San Francisco many times and already lived here for a couple months. However, I’ve never had the opportunity to work here and to get to know the American working environment. Therefore this stay is a completely different experience: I will stay in this beautiful city for a long time and will gain valuable knowledge and experience working for an American Real Estate company.

When I arrived at the AMSI office for the first time I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the place. It’s a typical large and bright San Franciscan building and whether it’s the mangers, agents or interns, everyone is very kind. I felt a nice sense of comfort, a family like environment that permeates the AMSI office.

Working with AMSI as a marketing intern gives me the chance to learn new and interesting things. I’ve learned a lot about the Real Estate Market, which is much more developed in San Francisco than in other cities. Furthermore I’ve learned how to advertise and promote hundreds of properties. Since there are many people working at the office and also clients coming in or calling, I’m also improving my communication and language skills.

I observe the brilliant “American working culture” very closely, and it’s very interesting and exciting. Thanks to this great experience I want to improve day after day, learning as much as I can.

– Elisabetta Cibo’

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We Asked The Interns – With Chloe Lecuyer… the most rewarding and strongest experience I have ever had

We Asked The Interns – With Florent Statello… I’m more independent and confident thanks to this internship

We Asked The Interns – With Nadia Chikhi… this experience will be engraved in me

We Asked The Interns: With Aurelie Coustans… A dream i hope would never end

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 Young People’s Impact on AMSI

We Asked The Interns – With Charlotte Mallo… I’ve got a better sense for details and experienced teamwork

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we introduce you to Charlotte Mallo from France who joined AMSI San Francisco for a marketing internship.

My name is Charlotte, I attend EMLYON Business School in Lyon France to prepare for a Master in International Management.

I’ve already been working for AMSI for two and half months now and the purpose of my internship is on the way to be archieved; I’ve discovered the American way of life and I’ve improved my English language skills. Well, and beyond I really enjoy the American working style.

Indeed, working for AMSI is pleasant. Each personality is really different and unique, everyone is open-minded and listens to anybody else. The pace is dynamic and new ideas are always welcome to contribute to the company’s development. Working in the marketing department brings me a lot: I’ve got a better sense for details and experienced teamwork, which I consider one of the most important things in business.

I really enjoy working but San Francisco offers so much for fun too. So if there is time for work, there should be also time for fun. No matter in what mood you are, you can always find something to do in the city. Visit an art gallery or chill in the park, hang out in a club or in a bar, go shopping in a mall or in small vintage shops. The diversity of the city and its citizens is what I like here the most.

– Charlotte Mallo

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We Asked The Interns – With Florent Statello… I’m more independent and confident thanks to this internship

We Asked The Interns – With Nadia Chikhi… this experience will be engraved in me

We Asked The Interns: With Aurelie Coustans… A dream i hope would never end

We Asked The Interns – With Solene Jacob… I had to carry out this opportunity

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We Asked The Interns – With Gaelle Carminati… it’s more than a professional experience, it is a life experience

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we have Gaelle Carminati from France who joined AMSI San Francisco for a property management internship.

I am from France and study Foreign Languages Applied to Business. In order to complete my Bachelor’s Degree I have to take an internship in a foreign country. Therefore I decided to come to San Francisco and chose this city to gain some experience away from France and it indeed has been a great choice. Furthermore I wanted to be immersed in the American culture for at least three months.

Coming to SF allowed me to fully explore and discover the city. Indeed, everyone is able to recognize San Francisco’s famous monuments when they appear in a movie or a series. Having the opportunity to experience the way of life and meet its residents is something that nobody should miss. The people in the city are very friendly and welcoming and beyond the city is very beautiful, especially its landscape.

However, as I said the purpose of my travel was to take an internship and therefore I applied at a real estate brokerage, at AMSI in San Francisco. During this internship I had the opportunity to work with nice people who always help you when you need a hand and never hesitate to do so, this made me feel being a part of the AMSI family. I was assigned to the Property Management Department and at the beginning I was assigned to many administrative work, which helped me to get a better understanding for real estate and helped me to gain many professional skills. I learnt to read a lease agreement and gained lots of valuable real estate related vocabularies. Thanks to my internship I improved my English language skills and it was one of my main goals and reasons to take this internship abroad. This internship also helped me to figure out what I want and don’t want to do after I’m done with my studies. Thanks to the property management and marketing duties that I was assigned to, I have gained some knowledge that will be very valuable for my studies.

What I will always remember is my great time in San Francisco. I have never seen such a multicultural city; you can meet people coming from all around the world and it has allowed me to discover new cultures and a new way of thinking. This experience has also helped me to get to know myself better; when you are gone from your family and from home you have to learn to go your own way, which is sometimes difficult but helped me to grow personally. Therefore it’s more than a professional experience, it is a life experience that everyone should take.

– Gaelle Carminati

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We Asked The Interns – With Chloe Lecuyer… the most rewarding and strongest experience I have ever had

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

In today’s We Ask The Interns we introduce you to Chloe, an International Business student from France who  joined AMSI San Francisco for a marketing internship.

My name is Chloe Lecuyer, I have been a marketing intern at AMSI for two and a half month now. I came to San Francisco because I heard a lot about this city back in France. San Francisco is known as a must-see city in France. It’s known as a city with a story, a legacy and a soul so important that you have to discover it. Furthermore I heard a lot from the former interns of AMSI who talked about their great experience over there. This is why I took the opportunity to discover this gorgeous city and become a part of the AMSI family.

Working for AMSI was at first a bit daunting because I did my previous internship in very small family-run company. AMSI on the contrary, is a pretty important and well-established organization in San Francisco. I was very glad though to see that AMSI gives a really warm welcome to every single intern, which really matters for a newbie at the beginning to feel comfortable and useful for the company. Moreover, despite the worldwide economic crisis the real estate market is a pretty dynamic and important sector in Europe as well as in the United States. It’s a field that generates a lot of profits and offers me the possibility to evolve. This is why it was so interesting and rewarding to work with AMSI; the real estate market characteristics differ a lot depending on the country in regards to legislation and market regulation. To this extent, San Francisco is the best city ever to learn the most about real estate.

Through my internship with AMSI I have learned a lot, and grew professionally and personally. On the one hand, I learned a lot about the American corporate culture. I like the way that the American people give value to team work and give feedback every time you complete a task. Also, the company hierarchy is present but not as strict and rigid as it would be in Europe. Americans pay attention to their employee’s point of view before making a decision. In addition, communication has a big part in the process. I also learned to respect deadlines and to be serious at work. If you work hard and deliver something good, people will trust you, assign you more projects and you will be able to evolve in the most efficient way in a company. On the other hand, I learned to be more independent and to work by myself, especially the feedback that I got helped me to grow professionally and personally. I got to the understanding that you have to take risk to learn more and grow. At first it was scary to leave my country and travel that far, but now I know that I made the right decision. You just have to always push yourself and be ambitious to reach your goals.

I was pretty surprised to so quickly fit in and feel at easy in San Francisco. I felt at ease sooner than I thought I would and I actually like the American lifestyle a lot, especially the one in California. Indeed, this country is a picture of freedom for me. People here are free to express their personality, to dress the way they want to, to quit their job when they feel the need to. This might sound silly for Americans, but for a French person it is kind of surprising in a good way. Appearances matter a lot in France and you have to fit in to be taken seriously professionally speaking. In France, people are usually restricted by some contracts and agreements that I feel not good for people’s personal development.

Thus, I will come back home with an open-minded spirit and the idea of either coming back to the US to work or maybe finding a job within an American firm in Europe. I fell in love with the American corporate culture and their atmosphere at work. I will most definitely carry on travelling to discover many other cultures and lifestyles as I think it is the most rewarding and strongest experience I have ever had.

– Chloe Lecuyer

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 Young People’s Impact on AMSI

We Asked The Interns – With Florent Statello… I’m more independent and confident thanks to this internship

For many years AMSI has been offering marketing, accounting and property management internships to young people from all over the world. Every intern had an impact on the daily business and has become a part of the AMSI family. We were wondering about their reasons to go abroad. Moreover what their overall experience is and how they benefit from taking their internship at AMSI.

Today we have Florent from France who joined AMSI San Diego for a marketing internship.

As soon as my plane landed in San Diego, I knew that it was going to be a great experience for me. Working with AMSI San Diego has enabled me to gain professional skills that I consider as valuable on the labor market. The tasks are very diverse and every day is a different day and that is exactly what I was looking for in the first place.

The internship in San Diego offers a wide variety of working areas, I get to know and work in areas as marketing, accounting but also property management. I would like to work in the marketing field later, but I know that my plans can change and that I might end up working in a different area that may not be related to my field of studies. Therefore I think that taking an internship at AMSI San Diego is very interesting, since you acquire skills in several fields. In addition, I can enjoy the fact that I have a great internship tutor as well as great colleagues. To be honest, I would not have thought that it was possible to have so much fun by working in real estate, and this is mostly due to the team.

On a personal scale, I consider myself as being more independent and confident thanks to this internship. This is mainly due to the fact that the colleagues and my tutor give me enough freedom to fulfill my daily assignments and projects. The fact that they don’t check if everything I do is correct and done properly gives me confidence and helps me to feel as being a part of the team.

Furthermore, I consider myself as lucky doing my internship in a city like San Diego. This is my first time in the United States and so far it has been nothing but exciting. France and the US are quite similar in the sense that they both are Western countries, but also different in many ways. I came from a small town. So you can imagine what a huge difference it is for me to be in a city as San Diego, which counts more than a million inhabitants. However, I really enjoy the way of life over here, especially the amazing weather!

As a conclusion, I would say that doing an internship in the US with AMSI, will not only help me on a professional scale to find a good job when I go home, but also on a personal scale in nothing but one of the greatest city I have ever lived in.

– Florent Statello

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