It is with certain sadness I realize that this is most certainly the last blog post I write on this blog. The new graduates started this Monday and it is time to leave the writing to them. Since last week we are not longer graduates, but “ordinary employees” here at GKN in Trollhättan.
When I look back, I can conclude two things: time flies by fast when you have fun and how many things we have done during this year! We have seen four departments each, got to learn so many things about the company and what we do. We have spent 3 months in the U.S. We have visited Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, Siemens in Finspång, SAAB and ACAB in Linköping, Scania in Södertälje, LKAB and Esrange in Kiruna, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna campus, Linköping University, PTC and the SAAB museum in Trollhättan, the GKN sites in Filton and Redditch, UK, GKN.plc in Redditch, UK, Delft University and ESTEC in Holland. We have greeted visitors from French and students from Chalmers. We have arranged a Christmas party and after work with Flying. We have met people from various positions at the company and asked them all kind of questions. We have eaten delicious meals at Bokenäs and learnt things about ourselves we never knew. We have laughed, discussed, been irritated with each other and in the next moment felt the privilege of being a graduate engineer!
Thank you to everyone who have taken time to meet us during the year and to those who have greeted us at their departments. Thank you to Magnus and Tina who have guided us through the year. And finally, to my colleagues in the group of Graduate Engineers 2014/2015 I only have one thing to say: YOLO! Now we know this!