When students and company learn from each other: Practical placement in Controlling.
At Mercedes-Benz France, Ulrich Neuf manages the business activities for both Mercedes-Benz Cars and the logistics centres from a financial perspective. For a few weeks his team in Montigny-le-Bretonneux near Versailles welcomes Sophie Züfle, who is completing a practical placement there as part of her dual study programme. In a joint interview, the financial controller and the dual business administration student, who is specialising in international business, tell us what Sophie's project work involves, what tips Ulrich has as a former dual student and how both experience their collaboration.
Sophie Züfle had already spent a lot of time in France before her studies and has always been inspired by the culture and language. In addition to her practical placement at Mercedes-Benz in France, Sophie also has completed a semester abroad in Seville, Spain. Whenever she finds time, she enjoys swimming or mountain biking in her native Black Forest.
From an early age, Ulrich Neuf would read his beloved car magazines every week. For him, cars represented freedom and mobility. These days, a Mercedes-Benz GLC is his daily companion and takes him everywhere in this beautiful country of France.