Market Research Executive, Singapore
The work placement with Smurfit Kappa has given me the added benefit of undertaking an exciting new project for the company, with a significant degree of personal responsibility.
What is your favorite aspect of your placement?
The experience of living and working in Singapore, along with the fact that what I achieve during this placement may make a difference to the company.
What are your professional and personal goals?
My aim is to work in an environment in which I feel challenged and am constantly learning. I enjoy work which is results driven and stimulating, and in which I can contribute my own ideas and be creative. I would be particularly interested in working for an indigenous Irish company abroad, where I would be given the opportunity to apply my own skills and knowledge.
What advice would you give other students, looking for placements with Smurfit Kappa?
Be yourself. This is what I have found to be important from the start. Everyone knows that you have to work hard and be dedicated, and of course this applies to Smurfit Kappa. What I have found during my short time with Edco is that personality matters, and being genuine is appreciated. It’s important to display your ability to think outside the box, and to have high organisational skills. Integrity and honesty are key, and having these combined with dedication, hard work and natural curiosity is extremely valuable.