As always, we are interested in the key motives to apply for the ADRIA Internship?
My main motives for applying include expanding and improving upon my knowledge of mining. Through different conversations with my colleagues that have been in ADRIA, I’ve come to see it as a great next step in my career, since ADRIA provides the necessary experience for further improvement.
Was the initial administrative procedure complicated and how easy/quick was to choose a host organisation?
The administrative procedure itself was simple, I didn’t come into any complications throughout. As far as choosing a host organisation - it was easy for me, since I already knew which host organisation I wanted, and didn’t have any uncertainties or second thoughts. Terragold was an obvious choice.
What would be your recommendations to the future applicants of the ADRIA Internship programme?
I would say just go for it. ADRIA is a fantastic experience and the people have a lot to offer. I would also tell future applicants not to worry. This is simply a good learning experience and the colleagues in ADRIA always offer an adequate feedback, so the applicants have solid insight into how they can improve and what areas are their strengths.
Did the internship implementation have any negative impacts on your faculty obligations?
In my case, the internship did not have any negative impact, quite the opposite. My internship experience even helped in understanding some learning materials in my classes! I made sure to regularly perform my duties, which made things easier.
What were the tasks that you participated in during your stay in the host-organisation? How helpful was the mentor/supervisor?
The tasks I participated in were based on the projection of digging sites. This includes profiling, dynamics of work and finishing contours, development of floor maps, printing preparation of documents, technological scheme of mechanisation etc. My mentor was very helpful. I wouldn’t be able to do this without him. He provided exceptional feedback, directed my attention towards the things that I missed, thus giving me good insights for my further work.
Before we say goodbye, could you tell us something about your plans for the future?
I would like to become an accomplished mining engineer, with accumulated experience from every aspect of our profession. This means that I would like to be involved in engineering work on all levels - from project development and detonation processes to field work where continual mechanisation is present.
If you have any offers for this young professional, feel free to let us know!
Good luck, Danilo!