"I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to have been a trainee in the EUI Library.
I came to Florence not knowing what this experience would bring to me. And it brought a lot, both in my professional and personal life. This was my first experience of library work, so I was a little worried at the beginning, but I soon discovered an amazing working environment, very professional and very friendly. Thanks to a well-structured programme, I gained experience mainly in serials management but also in other services so I gained a comprehensive overview of the whole workflow. I also felt very well integrated with staff members and other trainees. Everybody is nice and helpful. I met a lot of new people, some of whom have become my very close friends.
I had an incredible year on a personal level, full of smiles, Italian sun, experiences and travelling and I can warmly recommend taking part in this traineeship programme!!!
Last but not least, thanks to living in an academic environment and thanks to the support of nice people, I decided to carry on with my studies and my thesis, and aim to finish my masters soon."
(October 2012-October 2013)