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Tomáš Petrek, UCT Prague, ročník 3

Faculty FCHT
Field of study Materials Engineering
Field of internship Business, Management, and Marketing
Specialization of InternshipMarketing/Marketing Management, General
Internship period (from - to) 1.11.2017 - 31.8.2018
Internship duration (weeks) 40
Transport (means, price) Swiss VIE-ZRH, return 120 EUR
Insurance/Insurance company European Union Insurance
Visa/Work permit (yes/no) Work Permit L
Price of Visa 0
City of Internship Zobrazit místo na mapě  Switzerland, Schwerzenbach
Internship reference number CH-2018-000212

About the country

Location of the place

Switzerland is a rather small country of 4 languages, numerous dialects, amazing alps, crystal clear lakes, cheese and the best chocolate in the world!


I stayed in a small city (Wallisellen) 15 minutes from Zurich old town and 10 minutes from my work (Schwerzenbach). Train and bus transportation in Switzerland is very convenient and easy to use with SBB mobile app.

Surroundings (possible trips, ...)

Hiking, wellness, sports, city sightseeing...anything you fancy within Switzerland or neighbor countries :)



Mettler Toledo is a global manufacturer of precision instruments - laboratory and industrial balances, measurement equipment,... The company has offices all around the World and has a long tradition in the manufacturing of precision instruments. Check the page to see more!

Work description

I worked in Strategic Product Group Titration in the Global Headquarters of the company. In my team we had 3 global product managers and one marketing manager.

I was involved in many marketing and product management activities; my biggest project was focused on creating launch campaign and all sales and marketing tools for the new products. I learned a lot about business processes and international cooperation in this specific segment.

Salary (sufficient for local conditions?)

Sufficient for the needs of student, of course cooking my own meals was necessary, because the restaurants in Switzerland are rather overpriced. If your budget is managed correctly, you will have enough for weekend activities and trips.

Language requirements

In my office, we used English all the time. The rest of the company preferred Swiss German. The same for locals.

Accommodation (price, who provided it)

Provided by IAESTE Zurich, 700 CHF per one room/month in shared apartment.

Social life

Meeting IAESTE members (pick-up at the airport, organized events...)

My Tutor picked me up upon arrival and helped me to get my public transport ticket and to the accommodation.

Meeting other foreign students

Weekly meetings of Zurich traineess every Thursday. Plenty of weekend activities organised by IAESTE especially during summer.

Sport and culture

Many possibilities for workouts, jogging, swimming etc. Cultural events are a bit difficult if you don't speak German.

In winter, you will be in paradise with the Alpes reachable within 1-2 hours :)

Food, local specialties

Fondue, raclette, and the best chocolate in the world - I recommend Laderach :)

Other information

Possibilites to communicate with the Czech Republic

Calls and roaming data overpriced, I recommend getting swiss SIM card with unlimited Data.

Recommendations for students who will go to the same place

Have some extra money for the first 2 months, you will spend approx. 1700 CHF/Month including accomodation, food, travelling and some beers :)

What not to forget with you

Hiking clothes and shoes, winter sports equipment.

Benefits of the internship

Experiencing really interesting country with beautiful nature and functional government.

The work tasks were quite interesting, I had a certain freedom to work on my ideas and different projects even with other departments. The people in the company were very friendly.

Be proactive and you can get amazing experience :)

Cooperation with IAESTE in the foreign country

Great service, support, very friendly and kind people from the Swiss National Office and LCs

Overall experience with IAESTE

IAESTE has Changed my Life :) Highly recommend to try any internship by yourself or to join as a volunteer :)

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