Jakob's Cape Town Internship Review

    Chemical Engineering  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


You guys kept reaching out to check up on me, making sure I was okay and happy at work. The socials were very good. You guys get an A+ from me!

You guys kept reaching out to check up on me, making sure I was okay and happy at work. The socials were very good. You guys get an A+ from me!

You guys kept reaching out to check up on me, making sure I was okay and happy at work. The socials were very good. You guys get an A+ from me!

— Jakob
Chemical Engineering internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Jakob Valk

Jakob Valk

Cape Town Chemical Engineering Internship

Jakob is a student from Australia. He is completing his degree in Engineering at Adelaide University. Jakob came to Cape Town in July 2019 for a 4 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Chemical Engineering.

Jakob's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:AUS
Institute:University of Adelaide
Course:Bachelor of Engineering
Internship Area(s):Chemical Engineering  
InternshipFocus Options:Chemical Engineering, Research
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:4 weeks

Jakob Valk

Chemical Engineering Internship

Jakob is a student from Australia. He is completing his degree in Engineering at Adelaide University. Jakob came to Cape Town in July 2019 for a 4 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Chemical Engineering.

Jakob's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:AUS
Institute:University of Adelaide
Course:Bachelor of Engineering
Internship Area(s):Chemical Engineering  
InternshipFocus Options:Chemical Engineering, Research
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:4 weeks

"One of the Best Experiences Ever!"

Jakob's Review from Go Abroad | August 15, 2019

Had no idea what to expect going over to Cape Town, but Lucie, Luigi and the rest of the great staff made the transition super easy! They organised a fantastic internship for me with one of the many great companies they know and made sure I was experiencing Cape Town life to the fullest.

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Jakob's Official Review of Their Chemical Engineering internship


  10/10 | Jakob's Overall Internship Rating   


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Chemical Engineering Cape Town Internship Review by Jakob Valk, University of Adelaide (AUS)

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internship placement experience

Chemical Engineering Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I was looking for anything to do with engineering. Which is what I ended up getting.

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

The actual work experience I got ended up very different from what I was expecting, but that’s okay as it was still really fun. I still learned a lot!

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Yes! I was doing work I’ve never done before and that was a great experience.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

100%. It was wonderful and just so great. I wish I could stay for longer

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

I think so yeah. It’s hard when you only come on an internship for 4 weeks. But I feel I made a contribution in my time here.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

What were your reasons for wanting to come to Cape Town to do an internship?

I needed work experience to graduate! Your opportunity showed up on my University portal and I decided to give it a go.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Did you receive sufficient levels of supervision and guidance from your colleagues at your host organisation?

The people I worked with gave me a lot of freedom but were always available when I had questions.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Yeah, I’d say so! It was a little slow in the first week, but then it picked up and we got busy!

It was really good. I got to talk to Lucie and you a lot. If I had any questions, you were there! I was a little picky with what I wanted for my internship, and you guys always had another option waiting for me if I was unsure.

- Jakob

It was really good. I got to talk to Lucie and you a lot. If I had any questions, you were there! I was a little picky with what I wanted for my internship, and you guys always had another option waiting for me if I was unsure.

- Jakob

It was really good. I got to talk to Lucie and you a lot. If I had any questions, you were there! I was a little picky with what I wanted for my internship, and you guys always had another option waiting for me if I was unsure.

- Jakob

It was really good. I got to talk to Lucie and you a lot. If I had any questions, you were there! I was a little picky with what I wanted for my internship, and you guys always had another option waiting for me if I was unsure.

- Jakob
 

Cape Town experience

Jakob's Experience of Cape Town

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

Many of my friends and family were surprised when I wanted to come to Cape Town. They all thought it was very dangerous and told me I was going to get mugged or something.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

If you’re smart about things there won’t be a problem. It’s the same as any other country…

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

Would you recommend Cape Town as a worthwhile and enjoyable place to visit?

Yeah, even if you just came to Cape Town for a holiday, it would be worth it.

 

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

- Jakob

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

- Jakob

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

- Jakob

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

- Jakob

Cape Town is beautiful. There’s too much to do! I didn’t do enough, and I wish I could have stayed for longer.

- Jakob

Bridging Gap's service

Jakob's Review of Our Internship Programme & Services

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

It was really good. I got to talk to Lucie and you a lot. If I had any questions, you were there! I was a little picky with what I wanted for my internship, and you guys always had another option waiting for me if I was unsure.

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

It was good! You guys kept reaching out to check up on me, making sure I was okay and happy at work. The socials were very good. You guys get an A+ from me!

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

Definitely the helpfulness. If I needed anything I could just contact you, which is awesome to have when you are in a new country for the first time.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Yeah definitely!

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

Give us Bridging Gaps Jackets!

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Before you applied, how did you feel about the programme fees?

A bit expensive. It didn’t matter to me much as my government paid for my trip. But I can imagine it being quite expensive to those who are paying out their own pockets.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Having completed your placement and had the experiences you've had, what do you think about the fees now?

I think it’s worth the experience!

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

What would you say to someone that is considering an internship here but is concerned about the fees?

I think it’s worth it. If you really want to travel you can find the money somewhere and do it.

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