This blog is a communications platform for all former, current and future AutoCom interns to share their thoughts and experiences before, during and after their internship. AutoCom is a public relations firm based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The agency provides public relations counsel to businesses in the global automotive industry.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New intern at AutoCom

Hi everyone,
My name is Ramona Sommerstorfer. I am 26 years old and from Bavaria, Germany. Since my bachelor’s program at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg requires an internship, my wish was to do it abroad, which is why I am here now. I have never been to the US before and I am looking forward to seeing what life and work is like.
Rebecca, one of AutoCom’s other interns, picked me up from the airport last Wednesday so I could meet my new housemates immediately. I am staying in Royal Oak, but in a different house than the other AutoCom interns.

They are currently taking me to work as I am still in the middle of organizing a lot of formalities like car insurance or bank account.
During my 6-month stay, I am excited to explore Detroit and other parts of the US. I would like to visit as much as I can, cities like New York, Nashville, Toronto and the west coast including California, of course.
At the same time, I want to gain a lot of professional and personal development at AutoCom. Since I have already worked for a large company in Germany for a few years, the internship in a small American business will probably be much different.
I am really looking forward to the next six months here in the US and at AutoCom.
I am sure I will gain a lot of experience and I am excited about exploring the country and making new friends.