Before applying to acondas, I had the opportunity to visit the office in Düsseldorf, meet some of the team, and ask questions. For me, it was very important to get a personal impression of the team and the company, because there is nothing more important than feeling comfortable and working on exciting tasks. Ultimately, it was the team and the working atmosphere that convinced me.
Furthermore, at acondas, there is the opportunity to continuously develop in different directions in the diverse projects we support, as well as through internal training opportunities.
2. What does a typical morning of your working day look like once you arrive at the office or open your laptop at home?
My typical morning starts with a coffee and a piece of fruit. Then, I check my calendar and create a to-do list with various priorities. After this is done, I check my emails and expand my to-do list for the day. Creating an overview is crucial because new requests often come up throughout the day. It’s important to keep track of everything.
A lot of things come to mind, but the biggest plus is definitely how helpful the team is and the team spirit. Our regular team events, both locally and abroad, help us form a cohesive unit despite being spread out across four different office locations.
I am also particularly happy about the opportunity to take a sabbatical or workation. This way, we can still see the beautiful world even if we are already in the middle of our professional lives.
What has surprised me as a consultant is the way our clients welcome us and the relationship we build. In projects on site at the client, we are seen as team members and are fully involved in the project. This motivates me even more to go the extra mile.
In my freetime, I love traveling and exploring new places and cultures. My personal goal is to visit at least one new country per year. It’s good that there are so many countries in the world so I still have a while to work on this task.
Since March 2023, Elvira has been part of the acondas team as a consultant at the Düsseldorf office.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Management at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. During her Bachelor’s studies, she spent a semester abroad in Osaka, Japan. In her Master’s degree studies in International Business at the Maastricht University, she focused on entrepreneurship and business development.
She gained practical experience in a technology corporation in the consumer goods sector, among others, where she contributed to the implementation of digitization projects.