See how being true to yourself and owning your authentic self can take you far away | The ethereal journey internship
See how being true to yourself and owning your authentic self can take you far away
Authenticity is not only a company value here, it's genuinely a way of being, and it expands to the general inclusive, supportive environment that derives from it. Gabriela Popa, Linnify's dear Project Manager concludes this year's sequel of internship stories by sharing her insightful journey of growth through Linnify.
Gabriela Popa
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See how being true to yourself and owning your authentic self can take you far away

I learned the true meaning of the word teamwork in an environment where you are motivated every day to give your best in everything you do.



How finding the perfect match can take you places you’ve never thought about before 



Linnify shifted my perspective.


As a Computer Science student that was insecure about the future approaching, I got to be very excited about how many opportunities there are in front of me. The technology world sounded promising, but I didn’t know what to expect. Besides that, I was always driven by my organizational spirit and hoped to be part of more than just a service provider company. 



At Linnify I had the chance to find the right people to guide me. And they were there for me right from the beginning. I instantly felt a connection. From my internship colleagues to our mentors and all the people involved, everything was the perfect match for me. 



They made me feel powerful and confident that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. 


It was more than my technical expertise, these people saw the real me and they never hesitated to provide me with the means to grow, as a mobile developer and also as a project manager.




Sometimes you just need a push at the right time



Yes, I really switched my perspective. 


After the internship, I worked as a mobile developer for a year and I came to the conclusion that I was being more preoccupied with the nuances that can change the course of a product’s development: listening, organizing, planning, and creating a connection. I wanted to be more involved in building a product, managing a project, and leading a team. 


And, guess what? Linnify offered me the chance to do so. I was responsible for the internship project as a project manager, one year after I started my Linnifian journey. They trusted me and it meant a lot. 



But that’s not all. After being involved in more than five projects I discovered my love for the product side of things. 

Project Management was great, but Product Management was on another level for me. And, just like that, I started my journey as a product-oriented person after working for a year in project management. 



That being said, I never know what the future will hold for me, but I’m certain that Linnify will always be there to offer support and help me grow. 



Looking back, I feel like Linnify changed everything for me. I can not believe how much I’ve changed and how my professional career looks now.



I’m grateful for each and every Linnifian that contributed to that, they will always have a special place in my heart. 



Any advice for future generations?


Curious about what your future holds for you? Linnify is the answer.


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