A day with Conny

Working Student at SYSKRON

Conny was a working student at SYSKRON and subsequently did her mandatory internship with us. In the interview she tells us why she decided to do so and why she is staying with us even after her internship.

Woman with dog on her arms in front of colorful wall

A word

with Conny

Conny, tell us a little bit about yourself. How old are you and where do you come from? 

I am 23 years old, originally come from Straubing-Bogen and came to Regensburg for my studies.

What are you studying, and how does the work at SYSKRON help you with your studies?

I am studying business information technology at OTH and am now in my 5th semester. My work at SYSKRON helps me to get a better understanding of many topics from my studies, because I can simply apply many things practically. 

What does your job at SYSKRON entail?

From April to August 2019 I was a working student and mainly responsible for documentation of user manuals and offer texts. I prepared documents for my team and supported them with translations and first smaller JavaScript and Python scripts. From September to mid-January 2020 I was a full-time intern in the UI/UX area and tested design drafts via Figma and end-to-end tests with Cypress for my team's services. Now I support my team again as a working student. 

Sounds interesting. What attracted you to SYSKRON?

I really wanted to get practical experience and thought working in a start-up would be very exciting. I haven't been disappointed.

Coffee,

coffee, coffee

How would you describe a typical working day? 

First of all, I'm going to boot up my laptop, get a coffee and then I'm going to get to work. At 10am we have a daily meeting with our team and exchange information about the current work status. After that I continue working until lunchtime and get at least another coffee or go up to the 3rd floor to cuddle up with Rudi for a short while. During the lunch break I go out for lunch with my team or get a snack myself. Afterwards it's the same as in the morning: work and in between a coffee and a chat with the colleagues.

What do you like best here?

Rudi and my team <3

How do you spend your lunchbreak? Do you buy food or bring your own?

On Wednesdays I always eat together with my team, sometimes on other days as well. If not, I buy myself something, but I am trying to bring stuff with me more often in the future.

Your desk: messy or Monk?

More monk. 

What has been your most exciting project so far at SYSKRON?

The Cypress end-to-end-testing, one of my main tasks during the internship. I was able to get to know new tools and gain deeper insights into topics that I also knew from university. Now I know just how important testing and a good UX design are.

Woman in front of standing desk in the office

One thing that should never be missing from Conny's high desk: her Hulk mug.

Early Bird

& Night Owl

Who is in your team, and how are the areas of responsibility divided up?

I am part of the Feature Team 3, which consists of our team lead Gerald, the dedicated owner Christoph, operations manager Marina, developers Martin, Stefanie and other external developers.

What items – apart from your work equipment – do you always take with you to work?

There's always a Hulk XXL mug on my desk. I also take my smartphone, my wallet, my keys and my headset with me. On lecture days, of course, I will also have university papers with me.

Night owl or early bird?

When I'm working I normally start by 8 a.m. at the latest, so that I have a little free time after work as well. Since I'm not a morning person, though, the first place I go to at work is the coffee machine. Generally I'm more of a night owl, however – examination phases and a healthy sleep rhythm just don't go together for me.

And after work? What do you do to relax?

I am involved in the student managing consulting organisation intouchCONSULT e.V. where I've been in a number of different positions and departments over several years. Otherwise I enjoy meeting up with friends, in the summer I like going to the lake to swim, but in the winter I also enjoy watching netflix or listening to records. And last but not least, I take part in many team events with my colleagues.

Would you recommend SYSKRON as an employer to others?

A resounding yes! I feel very comfortable here, my colleagues are brilliant, it's just 15 minutes away from home and I have a lot of freedom. To give an example, I play a part in deciding what tasks to take on, and I can also work from home sometimes. The working hours are also very easy to integrate.

What are you known for at SYSKRON?

Apparently for a lack of sensitivity to the cold. I'm never seen with a coat, even in winter I always wear only short tops and was for example only dressed with a top on the Christmas market 

If money were no object, what would you have done last weekend?
If money were no object, my top priority would be a backpacking tour through South America for a few months. If it's limited to a weekend, I would most like to go on a little road or city trip with my loved ones :)

 

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