Introducing Rafaella – our Summer Intern
14 Aug 2023 | Dylan de Souza, Marketing Executive
BTR International is pleased to introduce Rafaella Gupta, our summer intern.
Rafaella is a history and psychology student who is working with the BTR team throughout the summer of 2023. She was aware of the international relocation industry as her university’s global talent mobility team uses services within the sector. Rafaella says: ‘I find human resources very interesting and corporate relocation is such a relevant, growing industry. I wanted to work with a company centred around customer service. This is a core value of BTR, so I am excited to be working with the team for the summer.’
Rafaella’s internship enables her to explore all aspects of the business: “It’s been great! I’ve spent time with the HR department creating Standard Operating Procedures, worked on marketing projects with the sales team and learnt about BTR’s ESG plan. Next, I’ll be discovering how the finance department works.
‘Overall, the relocation industry is a dynamic and exciting field that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of businesses and employees around the world. As technology and global trends continue to shape the industry, there is no doubt that it will continue to be an important part of the global economy. It’s an exciting sector to be involved with.’
With such a varied role, what has stood out to Rafaella during her time with BTR? ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed many things,’ she explains. ‘I really enjoy working with the BTR team as everyone is so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Also, I love learning something new every day.’
After a summer of learning about international relocations and being part of the BTR team, what’s next for Rafaella? ‘I would definitely consider opportunities in the relocation industry after my studies. It offers a diverse range of openings from corporate relocation consultants to international move managers. Also, it’s a growing industry requiring a variety of skills including project management, customer service, and cultural sensitivity. This means that I can develop a transferable and diverse skill set. From a personal perspective, it offers opportunities for international travel, which I thoroughly enjoy.’
Lee Brewin, BTR’s CEO says: ‘Rafaella has certainly made the most of her internship, spending time with each of our key sections, getting to know the processes and people involved. Her energy, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn have positively impacted our business and I hope she considers working within the international relocation industry after her studies.’