Luisa Nicu, Magna Exteriors: “We have an internship program through which we involve students in various internal projects”
“After college I was lucky enough to participate in an employment forum for Renault and I worked in Bucharest as an engineer at Renault Technologie Roumanie. That’s where my technical foundations were laid, I learned a lot. There were a lot of women in the company and I didn’t feel that it was a field dedicated exclusively to men,” Luisa Nicu, Manufacturing Engineering & CI Manager, Magna Exteriors said during the “Women Professionals In The Automotive Industry” conference.
“In Magna I started as a quality engineer and later I was promoted to the position of quality manager. Engineering is a very interesting and constantly changing field, it has a special dynamic and you must always be prepared for changes. Later I was promoted to the position of engineering manager, a strategic position for which I had the support of the general manager. I got the chance to lead a mixed team of exceptional people.
The automotive world is seen as a world of men only from the perspective of technical skills. In Magna I did not feel that it was a challenge to become a manager based on gender, but based on the knowledge I had. We have an internship program of up to 12 months in partnership with the technical faculties of Craiova, through which we involve students in various internal projects. The extension of the collaboration depends only on their performance and on the desire to get involved and to grow from a professional point of view. We have several students who have been employed at Magna.”
The full recording of the conference can be found here: https://lnkd.in/eFyub6k