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?

Some of the boys at the IAP 2011 graduation

Some of the boys at the IAP 2011 graduation

 

Daisy, Kana, and I at the 2011 graduation

Daisy, Kana, and I at the 2011 graduation

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!

Patrick coming back from a weekend trip in Brussels

Patrick coming back from a weekend trip in Brussels

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!

 

Daisy with me and my broken foot! They always brought me food since I couldn't carry anything with the crutches

Daisy with me and my broken foot! They always brought me food since I couldn’t carry anything with the crutches

In the hospital with Daniel, getting crutches and my foot wrapped up

In the hospital with Daniel, getting crutches and my foot wrapped up

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!