In­ter­na­tio­nal sa­les pro­ject – One week in Lyon, Fran­ce

As an in­dus­tri­al en­gi­neer at the DHBW Mos­bach, you have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to take part in an in­ter­na­tio­nal pro­ject as part of the elec­ti­ve stu­dies. This pro­ject si­mu­la­tes real world sa­les con­di­ti­ons and coope­ra­ti­on in an in­ter­na­tio­nal con­text.

Of cour­se, the fact that the who­le thing was held in Lyon, Fran­ce, ba­re­ly in­flu­en­ced my de­cisi­on 😉. Af­ter al­most 10 hours by bus to the south of Fran­ce, we were wel­co­med at the Eco­le La Ma­che on the first day. The Eco­le La Ma­che is a pri­va­te uni­ver­si­ty with a very good re­pu­ta­ti­on in Lyon and sur­roun­dings. The stu­dents the­re stu­dy In­ter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness with ba­sics from the en­gi­nee­ring sci­en­ces – so in the end like us in­dus­tri­al en­gi­neers.

The next few days were de­vo­ted to the hard work. They were in­for­med about the tech­no­lo­gy, the ge­ne­ral con­di­ti­ons and the cli­en­te­le. The aim was to sell a new room for com­pres­sed air ge­nera­ti­on to the Lyon pu­blic trans­port aut­ho­ri­ty. To do this, the customer’s needs had to be re­cor­ded in an ana­mne­sis, sui­ta­ble so­lu­ti­ons iden­ti­fied and fi­nal­ly ac­cep­ta­ble con­di­ti­ons sold to sel­ler and buy­er.

The very in­te­res­ting and crea­ti­ve coope­ra­ti­on with the French col­leagues was par­ti­cu­lar­ly en­joya­ble. On the other hand, af­ter “work” you spent every evening tog­e­ther and you learn a lot about each other and the dif­fe­rent cul­tures. (In ad­di­ti­on, you can ce­le­bra­te very well in Lyon – boy, oh boy)

I would do it again and again – espe­cial­ly be­cau­se the TecAlliance fi­nan­cial­ly sup­ports the stu­dy stay in Fran­ce, so you don’t have to be afraid to end up wi­thout mo­ney!

Brie­fing on the first day about the tech­no­lo­gies
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