MollerTech intern returns to Germany
Mollertech hosted 22-year-old intern Robin Austermeier this summer as Austermeier completed his Bachelor’s degree and prepares to enter a Master’s degree program for international business and telecommunications.
Austermeier, who flew back to Germany over a week ago, is originally from Cologne, Germany.
He spent six weeks commuting from Athens to Elberton in order to work at Mollertech for his internship.
Austermeier was chosen for the internship at Mollertech after interning at the headquarters in Germany last year when he expressed an interest in international business.
During his time, Austermeier said he enjoyed activities such as going to the Georgia Theatre in downtown Athens and trips to Atlanta to the Coca-Cola World and the Georgia Aquarium with friends from Germany who were also participating in internships in Athens and surrounding areas.
Austermeier said he also really wanted to see Sanford Stadium in Athens and to go to the Tanger Outlets in Commerce.
When asked the differences in culture between the United States and Germany, Austermeier replied that it was “unusual to call someone by their first name,” as that is not custom in German culture.
Austermeier also noted that the streets are much larger in the United States and that everything is much more spread out than in Europe.
“When we visited the high school (Elbert County Comprehensive High School) I was surprised to find that it was just like the high schools in American movies,” said Austermeier.
Austermeier said he enjoyed his time in Georgia and in Elberton. “Everyone was very nice,” he commented.