“Smart Energy for a Better World” – My week at ABB Corporate Research Center in Krakow

This summer I attended the Advance Skills Workshop “Smart Energy for a Better World“, a study tour organized by ABB Corporate Research Center in Krakow and EESTEC AGH Krakow.

From 6th to 12th July 2014, together with other 17 students from all over the world, I had the opportunity to improve my soft and hard/technical skills as electrical engineer.

Smart Energy for a Better World

The study tour gave me the chance to get carreer-related experience of modern solutions in the field of energy, automation and electrical science and to have a closer look at how experts and scientists work in R&D, perfectly completing the lack of practicality from the University classes.

The contents of the workshop were very interesting and useful, with a good mix of  theoretical lectures and practical labs, regarding different topics, such as:

  • Advanced numerical simulations
  • Power electronics
  • Transients phenomena
  • Smart Protection
  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Electronics
  • Ferroresonance phenomena

During the selection process, after sending the standard application with CV and Cover Letter, I had also been interviewed through a mobile call by a recruiter of the ABB Corporate Research Center and having been accepted among other  70 applicants, gave me a lot of self-esteem.

Furthermore, during the event I had the opportunity to have frequent conversations with some of the HR Specialists of the ABB Corporate Research Center, that helped me a lot to better understand recruitment process and what the complany is looking for in its employees.

Certainly, this experience had a special meaning for me because ABB is the company where I always wanted to work and after having been in touch with it, I’m highly inspired to achieve always better results to make it possible.

A very special thanks to EESTEC AGH Krakow, without which all the event wouldn’t have been possible.

 

Me at ABB
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Roopleen

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