Theresia Hausiku

Pharma Chemistry Food & Feed
Büchi Labortechnik AG, Flawil

Bachelor student in Natural Sciences
Namibia University of Science and Technology

August 01 - October 31, 2018


Working at Büchi

It has been a great journey working at Büchi. I learned so much from everyone in my team. Through Büchi I managed to be proactive in my tasks and got to be self-sufficient. By the end of this internship, I am positive that I will return to Namibia with the knowledge and experience that I acquired here and put that into good use within the food and biotech industries.


My Swiss host family

I was fortunate enough to be sent to a nice, welcoming family. Not once did I feel the sense of not belonging. I am very grateful I got to learn about how people with different cultural believes live.

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Highlights and challenges in Switzerland

The highlights have to be the amount of industrial exposure (laboratory wise) and experience that I gained, the different places that I got to visit and being exposed to a whole new different culture. And of course the several trainings that the company allowed me to partake and the application notes that I got to write up were the highlights. Apart from work I would also say I was able to travel around Switzerland and its neighboring countries. Lowlights would be the short amount of time and communication in certain areas of Switzerland.

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My future plans

My plans are to further my studies whilst working. I do not want to waste all that I gained from this internship, thus I would dedicate myself to find a career that will use what I acquired and maybe in the future I can start up my own application chemistry and research lab.


Personal message

I would like to thank B360 education partnerships for granting us this opportunity. Through this internship I got to experience so many amazing things. I am very grateful and I know this opportunity has opened so many doors for me back in Namibia.