Priska

Area of Activity

Engineering Suspension

Education

B. Sc. Mechanical engineering
M. Sc. Product development

Duration of traineeship September 2018 - March 2019

Please describe here in brief what your activities were during your traineeship
During my traineeship, I had the opportunity to participate on projects in the suspension engineering team and to take on smaller partial projects myself. In this way, I could work independently and still have insight into various projects.

How did you become aware of the traineeship at DT Swiss?
I completed my Master’s thesis in the bicycle industry and then immediately thought of DT Swiss for my future. 

How is DT Swiss different from other employers?
DT Swiss doesn’t just offer a good workplace. There are so many employees with the same interests – no matter whether downhill cyclist or racing bike enthusiast, you can always find someone to share some cycling fun at lunchtime or in the evening, or to philosophise about bikes. You can sense the enthusiasm for bikes and our products in the whole company; this is what makes DT Swiss special.

What were you able to take from your time at DT Swiss?
At DT Swiss, I had the most interesting job that I can imagine. As an engineer, you are involved in the complete product development process, from the design until the test ride. Because I was allowed to participate in several projects, I learned a lot about the interplay between theory and practice.

What was your personal highlight during your traineeship?
In one project, I worked on simulations with my colleagues to optimise a component. We then created an adapted CAD model. Towards the end of my traineeship, the new prototypes were then delivered. I was allowed to carry out the tests and it was an absolute highlight when we then saw how much we were able to improve with it. 

And what does the time after your traineeship hold in store for you?
After my traineeship, I will start a permanent job as Junior Project Engineer for Suspension at DT Swiss.

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