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Martin’s internship experiences

The past weeks, Martin Vloeberghs (student Intercultural Relations Management at Thomas More) did his internship at Admiral Dynamics. Curious how he experienced working at our company? Read his experiences below!

My 6-week internship started on November 12. At first, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t know what to expect of being an intern at an IT consultancy company. Already during my first interview, I had a good connection with Carole Vincke, Marketing & HR manager at Admiral Dynamics. As I don’t have a background in IT at all, I felt this would be a very difficult but educational period. Of course I did some research about the company before the start.

On my first day at the office, the entire Admiral crew was present. I instantly felt very welcome and part of the team. My first day was also the longest one! After office hours, all consultants and myself followed a training about marketing automation with ClickDimensions during the bi-monthly Competence Center. This very interesting presentation was given by Laurent Van Aert, Business Unit Manager of the company.

During the following weeks, I have been demonstrating myself by doing all sorts of tasks. According to me, one of the most important aspects of working life is having a structured and clear communication style. I’m very glad to have had an open way of communicating which certainly helped me to achieve my goals. I never noticed a form of misunderstanding or miscommunication because everything has been explained clearly.

My coach Carole did her best to involve me as much as possible. I have been assisting her while she was presenting to a group of IT students. This visit was certainly one of my highlights. End of November, we joined a round table discussion about employer branding, diversity and workable work being organised by Voka Antwerpen-Waasland. Voka is an employers’ organisation, so I was the only student at this event. Obviously I learnt a lot about the aforementioned topics and from other participants’ experiences.

This 6-week internship has been a short, but extremely educational and exciting time. Meeting new people and gaining experience in the workplace are a definite plus for my education, personal development and professionalism. I’ve done a variety of assignments which made my internship a great experience. I’ll leave the office with a positive feeling, seeking for new adventures.

Thank you for having me!
Martin

We would like to thank Martin for his dedication, support and enthusiasm. All the best, Martin!

Are you also interested in doing an internship at Admiral Dynamics? Apply for an internship: just send us your motivation and cv!

Butterflies and Lotus flowers for Team Admiral

On Wednesday 12 December the entire Admiral Dynamics crew gathered for an early Christmas event. As Christmas is a very special and warm time, we decided to visit the colourful China Light spectacle @ Zoo Antwerpen. During our one hour walk, we experienced a stunning Chinese lights festival including an Asian love story, beautiful Lotus flowers and (Admiral) butterflies! It was a chilly night, so a warm aperitif like mulled wine and genever was more than welcome.

The Chinese lightshow was only the first part of our team evening. Of course, we couldn’t go home with empty stomachs. So, we ended up at Brutal, a local restaurant near the Zoo. It was pleasant to have dinner all together in a cosy and warm setting with delicious foods, while chatting about our holiday plans, families and lives besides Admiral Dynamics.

As 2018 is almost over, this was definitely a blissful end of year team activity! Again an evening well-spent with the Admiral family. Curious about our after work event? Have a look at the photos below.

PS: We’re always looking for great people to join our team. Check out the vacancies on our career page. Or send your CV if you think we would be a perfect match!

 

Indian Summer Family Event for Team Admiral Dynamics

Indian Summer for team Admiral Dynamics and family

On Saturday September 15, it was our long awaited Indian Summer Family Event. And yes, it felt a bit like summer again! We kicked off our family day with a tasty but light lunch at the Regatta Club in Antwerp (Linkeroever) because team Admiral Dynamics knew what would come afterwards.

After the lunch, the action got started: we kicked off the afternoon with a game of archery tag. Check out the picture of the winning team below. After a short break, it was time to put on our wet suits (which was also quite challenging 😉). Because now the water fun would begin!

First there’s a session of Stand Up Paddle in pairs. And last but not least, we tried to do some wakeboarding. That was the most difficult part for most of our team. We learned that wakeboarding or water skiing behind a cable requires more practicing, but we all had lots of fun and laughter watching our colleagues, their partners and kids crashing into the water. Watch the small video on our Instagram page to see what we mean!

After a well-deserved shower, we concluded this day sitting on the terrace at the lakeside, sipping from our drinks and delicious BBQ and enjoying the sunset.

What a great day it was, what a fantastic team and family we are! Plenty of memories and stories made. Have a look at the pictures below to get an impression of how it was.

PS: This teambuilding event was perfectly organised thanks to Jeppa Sport.

Team Admiral Dynamics goes VR

On Wednesday July 5 the Admiral Dynamics team stepped out of reality and went on a virtual reality adventure @ The Park Playground. Admiral’s mission was to kill the zombies before being killed themselves! It was an amazing and challenging experience in a virtual world.

Back in the real world, we soaked up the last sun rays and enjoyed a beautiful sunset and Antwerp’s finest views, while sipping away a fresh beer on the Black Smoke rooftop terrace. Summer nights in the city of Antwerp are great! Of course, we also filled our empty stomachs with delicious food at the Black Smoke restaurant.

Check the pictures below of both the VR activity as the rooftop drinks afterwards. Or have a look at our short movie on Instagram of one team fighting against the zombies.

Fun times and great memories for team Admiral Dynamics! Most of us will now enjoy some time off because the holiday season is here but we are already looking forward to our next team event in September.

 

Teambuilding Admiral Dynamics Cooking workshop Kook Klasse

Team Admiral Dynamics cooks to impress

On Wednesday November 22 the Admiral Dynamics team surpassed all expectations and made the most delicious dishes during a cooking workshop @ Kook Klasse. Instead of going to a normal restaurant, order food and have your meals served, we went to a cooking class where we had to prepare our own meals. And that went surprisingly well!

Our team was divided in small groups and each of them was responsible for one or two dishes. In less than 1 hour we could start our 6-course dinner. Curious what we made? Certainly check out the culinary result of our team cooking on our Instagram page. We were quite impressed of the outcome ourselves! 😉

Conclusion of the evening: we had an excellent evening with yummy food, delicious wines in an informal and cosy setting. Last but not least we spent some informal time together with our TOP team. Definitely worth repeating!