My name is Kas Berendsen and I recently finished my bachelor Economics & Business Economics. I just started as a business analyst intern at A-INSIGHTS and in this blog post I will tell you more about my journey here in Amsterdam!
First, let me give you a short introduction to the company. A-INSIGHTS is a company that uses data to help businesses in the Food & Agri and Public & Health sector to make certain strategic decisions. The company provides these insights in a dashboard, which businesses use. The dashboard and other products are constantly being improved, and for me as a newcomer to the company, it’s fun and interesting to see this tweaking and developing happen.
What stands out to me after being here for about a month, is the young (28 years old on average) and dynamic team. Team spirit is an important factor here which quickly made me feel at home. Furthermore, the drive of the company to grow energizes me and the team and is great to be a part of!
As previously mentioned, I recently finished my studies in Utrecht. After that moment, I had to figure out what to do next. Not an easy task, as you might know. However, I quickly realized I wanted to do something else before continuing my studies with a master's program. Therefore, I decided to look for an internship to gain working experience and figure out which master’s program would suit me!
As I quite enjoyed my minor Applied Data Science, I was on the lookout for an internship in which I could connect my economics knowledge and affinity with data. And, as you might guess, A-INSIGHTS had the perfect job opening!
About the internship
At this point, you might be wondering what the internship entails, and simply put, what I do all day. In my first week, meetings were set up for me to get to know each team. This was a great way for me to get to know the business and my colleagues!
Next to that, I also get training about the different industries. To summarize, I already learned a ton! I’m currently a part of the Food & Agri team, working on different projects for clients in the industry. An example is analyzing companies to find out whether they are suitable for acquisition. In order to do this, I was taught new systems and how to use the available data. I even attended client meetings in the first month of my internship! And, nice bonus, there are drinks at the end of each week. Really fun and a great way to get to know the team!
If you’re thinking, this might be an internship for me, you can always send me a message. I would gladly answer any remaining questions. To see the internship possibilities at A-INSIGHTS, please check our website via the button below.