Hello again! Today I’m going to share some of the things that us IAPs got to experience while we were in Seeheim for 5 weeks during the summer. In June we were able to go to the graduation of the 2011 IAP generation, in which our CFO Simone Menne spoke and had dinner with us, and even danced with us! It was so much fun and she was also really inspirational to us. She spoke about how we really need young, innovative, and international people like us in our company to bring a fresh perspective, and I definitely think there’s a lot of truth to that. What do you think?
We had several seminars this time in Seeheim including Sales training, Investment Theory, and Operations training. We learned and did a lot of really interesting things; we had to “sell” a random, useless object to our classmates with only 3 minutes to prepare (we had to be really creative…mine was actually a fake eyeball that I had to convince people they wanted and needed), we presented an investment idea to the “board” and had to convince them to finance it, we learned all about dangerous goods and the important positioning of them in the lower deck, what it actually takes to load an aircraft– and then had to pass tests in order to be certified to participate in our Operations assignments abroad in which we work on the ramp and help load the aircrafts. The list goes on and on!
Also during our time in Seeheim in the summer, I actually managed to break my foot :/ But luckily for me, I had my incredible group of friends (the IAPs) to take care of me, help me get around and to bring me food and ice for my foot. Alex actually carried all my bags plus all of his through the airport on our way back home, since I was on crutches and couldn’t carry anything. I really don’t know what I would have done without them!
Tune back in tomorrow, because tomorrow I’ll be taking you back to my home–New York City –to show you some of the great Lufthansa events we were involved with in the Big Apple!