Andrea Surduková - internship in Magna Libáň

​Our student Andrea listened to the advice of her classmates when choosing her internship. She also visited the Magna company booth at the ŠKODA AUTO University Career Day and she– this was the partner for her six-month internship.

​Even though Magna Libáň was merged into Grupo Antolín, Andrea was very pleased with her internship. Grupo Antolín was satisfied with her performance as well, which is why Andrea is starting a permanent contract with the company in June.


Read the full interview with Andrea!


You chose one of our partner companies – the Magna company in Libáň – for your internship. Why was this partner interesting to you?
Answer: What caught my interest was the offer of several positions in different departments. My co-workers also spoke of this company very highly. The salary was also attractive, of course. One of the last aspects was also the fact that they offered me a summer job, which was something I needed at that time.

Where did you find most of the information about internship opportunities? Did you visit last year’s Career Day?
Answer: The largest source of information was the Career Day, where I could meet the employees of Magna Libáň and students who had taken internships in this company before. I got a lot of useful information.

In which department did you work and what was your job during the internship?
Answer: I worked in Logistics. Initially, I was responsible for preparing documents for a programme change related to packaging flow. However, this transition did not take place in the end, and for the rest of my internship, my task was to design and implement the most convenient locations of empty packaging around the plant. First, I worked on packaging flow data, and then I created outdoor layouts with locations of different empty packaging materials. I later used this as the topic for my Bachelor Thesis.

Last year, Magna Libáň merged with Grupo Antolín – did you feel this change during your internship?
Answer: Yes, because company ownership changed on 1 September 2015, which was the start of my internship. There was a new director, and we also had to replace all office supplies, which had the Magna logo. Our work uniform changed as well.
I was probably not directly affected by the change, but I definitely felt it.

Did you keep in touch with the company after your internship? Do you continue working in the company in the form of an ongoing internship, or do you plan to try working in a different partner company?
Answer: Yes, at the end of my internship, we learned that a colleague from Disposition Procurement is pregnant. I was offered this position on a part-time basis from March to May 2016, starting full-time from June 2016 until the end of the maternity leave of the colleague. I am currently going through training for all the tasks I will perform, and soon I will start working on my own.

​20th September 2017. ŠKODA AUTO University is now admitting students for its new MBA programme Global Management in the Automotive Industry. The programme has been prepared in cooperation not only with foreign universities, but also with multinational companies, the Automotive Industry Association and the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce.  It is a prestigious programme grounded in the context of the automotive industry. Courses will start in December 2017 in the office of the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Wenceslas Square.
Our student Václav Volf travelled to Ingolstadt in Germany to do his compulsory internship in Audi AG. He worked in the Department for Coordination of Fair and Exhibition Vehicles, where he supported the permanent staff in the process of planning vehicles for fairs. He was responsible for this year’s exhibitions in Detroit, New York, Shanghai and partly also for the Frankfurt fair in autumn. You can read the whole report from his stay in Ingolstadt below. 
​Martina comes from Jičín but currently lives in Prague. She completed her follow-on Master’s degree programme at ŠKODA AUTO University in 2014. Right after graduation, Martina started working for Estée Lauder, first in the HR department. She worked her way through marketing to a PR position and currently takes care of promotion of seven world-renowned brands.
She likes to spend her free time doing sports – mostly running, badminton, volleyball and mountain hiking. Also, because of her profession, she likes fashion and design.