Behind the scenes – Meet Tila, Fashion technology intern with the Ellie team

10 March 2023

Hello, I am Tila. I am a student of fashion technology and I am doing my internship at a company called Ariadne Innovation. This company is the creator of the platform Ellie.Connect; a partner for sustainability, digitisation, and collaboration in the textile and fashion industry.

It has already been one month since I started my internship at Ariadne Innovation.

The first week has been very overwhelming, there is a lot of information in a very short time. Luckily, my colleagues have been very friendly and helpful.

What surprised me in the first week was that people my age have misconceptions about having a job. The amount of pressure that the company must deal with is huge. There is a lot of effort to keep the client interested.

Something I’ve noticed this month is: Universities are not very advanced in teaching sustainability. I am aware that everyone is still in the early stages of learning about sustainability, but the education of the next generation is key. Knowledge of the subject is becoming very important. We are moving towards a sustainable world. As fresh graduates, companies expect us to be up to date so that we can apply our knowledge to the business world.

As a student, you have to give yourself time to get to know the company, and your goal is to become part of the company later on. This will enable you to contribute more and help the company to continue to move forward.

During this internship, there are a lot of opportunities to grow. I’ve learned that making mistakes is part of the process. There’s always room for improvement.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill.

With some guidance, you will be able to improve, but you must take the initiative. This will show your mentor that you want to move forward.

I am very much looking forward to the rest of the internship.