Wilhelm Kilders

3-month internship in Sales Operations at Germany Business Office

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What is your background?

I have been playing video games for most of my life so naturally I had a great interest in the industry. In early 2016 I was searching for a trainee position and Ubisoft instantly caught my attention.

 

What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on?

During my time at Ubisoft I’ve worked on numerous interesting projects. I think the most exciting was my time at the last Gamescom, the world’s largest consumer fair for video games. I helped preparing our booth and it was fascinating to see everything come together. I was also supervising the booth for Steep, which mostly involved communication between Ubisoft and the promoter team. Overall, Gamescom was very hectic, loud and exhausting but appealing at the same time.

 

What did you learn during your internship?

By working in an office for the first time in my life, I learnt the essentials at the beginning: who is responsible for what, how to write proper business mails and how to manage your tasks. This is very basic but necessary in most jobs. I also got an insight into the gaming industry and the lifecycle of the games from the sales and marketing perspective. Working with numbers and analytically thinking is one of my strengths. At Ubisoft, I greatly expanded my knowledge and started to learn how to use tools like Excel and PowerPoint more in depth.

 

Why would you recommend this internship at Ubisoft to other students?

I think Ubisoft can get you to a new level (pun intended). You can apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical environment like in most internships. However, what sets Ubisoft apart is the connection to the gaming industry and the friendly work atmosphere. You get a lot of freedom to test your ideas at an early stage and I think that is unique to Ubisoft.

 

In your opinion, which qualities are required to succeed during an internship at Ubisoft?

As mentioned before, you get a lot of freedom but this requires you to work independently. Proactivity and commitment are important, as is the ability to work in a team. Enthusiasm and passion about gaming help you on your way at Ubisoft.