Joan Peláez: Interview with the Ramis Student that went to Portugal
1.- Describe the place where you have done your practicals
|Joan in Sintra|
I’m doing the internship in Tagus park. The business is named CTB, short for Cross Border Talents, they are a recruitment business, they also give the computer knowledge (programming, for example) to people that don’t have it, so they can be eligible for the jobs. It’s a small office, with around 10 people working here on training recruiters, find candidates and marketing.
2.- Where were you living? How was food? I live in Tercena, a small town in Barcarena, which is close to Sinta and Lisboa. I’m living in a shared house which has a majority of African people in it, so cheers for cultural diversity, The food is good, normally dishes here contain more food than their Spanish counterparts so no problem regarding that whatsoever.
3.- Do you think you were well prepared for the task you did at work?
I spend nearly all of my time programming, haven’t touched hardware since I’ve gotten here, so the introduction we had on C really helped settle the fundaments for programming, on which then I could build easily expanding my knowledge, I do Java here, I language I didn’t know before, so C definitely helped in the beginning. Overall I’d say that, yes, I’m well prepared for the job I’m doing here.
4.- Which cultural things you found more different between Spain and Portugal?
People are not as open as in Spain, nonetheless, the differences are normally minimal as both countries share a lot of things.
5.- Will you go back to Portugal?
Portugal is a beautiful unknown neighbour, which is a pitty, I might come back here someday, probably not to Lisbon since I was there not a lot of time ago, so if I come back here soon, it’ll be to explore the northern part of Portugal.