Name: Alfonso Soto Antúnez
Study Programme: AP Degree in Marketing Management
Internship Company: Architectmade
An extract from Alfonso Soto Antúnez' nomination:
I have been working in hospitality for more than 6 years in Austria, Switzerland and Spain, having worked with different types of managers and in international teams. I never felt so welcome and respected as I did at this Danish design company.
I never feel alone as everyone is willing to support me as another team member. I find it exciting to be given a project where I will be fully in charge of the Spanish market.
Before I started my internship, I could not imagine that my knowledge curve and personal development could skyrocket as it is doing right now.
Aside from this, as my colleagues know that I am learning Danish they help me every day to practice it to feel part of the company. This has made me want to apply for the Top-up and do it fully in Danish. I do not think I would have thought about it if it were not because of my internship.
At Architectmade, they only have praising and positive words to describe the internship with.
- Alfonso has made a great impression because he is so talented, and he really wants to make an effort. We cooperate very well, and we are very similar in many ways when it comes to structure. It has been a positive surprise, and he has been the best intern we have had so far. We are very impressed, says Lena Sørensen who is Management Assistant at Architectmade and was Alfonso Soto Antúnez’ Internship Contact.
Architectmade has given him a lot of responsibility and that is to a great extent a result of his own efforts, says Lena Sørensen.
- I feel completely comfortable to count on Alfonso and the fact that what he does, is the right thing to do. It is great to be able to trust hundred percent that he will do the right thing. It has a lot to do with his personality, that he is the type who wants it and fights for it, she says.
Cphbusiness' panel of internship counsellors justifies the choice of Alfonso Soto Antúnez' internship this way:
Alfonso has completed his internship at Architectmade. Alfonso has worked in Austria, Switzerland and Spain with different kinds of management and leaderships, but never has he felt so welcome and equal as he has in this Danish company, Architectmade.
From day one, Alfonso was involved in the daily tasks as an equal employee. Architectmade provided a well-organized internship with appropriate challenges. With his Spanish background, Alfonso had the responsibility for the Spanish market among other things. With this acknowledgement, Alfonso strengthened his professional confidence, and Architectmade even made an effort of Alfonso’s integration by practicing Danish with him, so now he feels linguistically strong enough to apply for a Top-up Bachelor’s degree in Danish at Cphbusiness.