Supervisor for Vulcanus in Europe 2014-15
I took part in the Vulcanus in Europe programme as a student in 2009. My internship was at Schlumberger in France, which was a great experience, both professionally and outside work. Moreover, it was the start of my career at Schlumberger. Five years later, roles were reversed and I became a supervisor myself, working with Vulcanus student Michihisa at the same company. He made me realise that I was a bit older than five years ago (!) and was becoming a senior in the company. It was a great experience to work with ‘Michi’ and I very much appreciated his work. Now I can really tell how beneficial the Vulcanus programme is both for students and the companies. Also, I was very happy to watch him learn about the cultural differences through communicating with the team with his open-minded personality. I hope that this programme will continue, as I believe it is contributing to the better relationship between the EU countries and Japan in the long run.