Daniela Berndt

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Cross-functional HRM mission

Audit of the translation perimeter, until early 2000:
  • Pre-audit pertaining to translation management reengineering (at Group level).
  • PM focus on transversal auditing: information and knowledge management, benchmarking, counseling, training.
  • Presentation of related results to the CEO.
Within the context of this project:
  • I expanded my knowledge of business computing: MS Windows NT4 (Office 97, Outlook Express); IBM Lotus Smart Suite Millennium, Lotus Notes 4.6.
  • I studied myself into Computer Assisted Translation and software localization: TRADOS Translator's Workbench, IBM TranslationManager, ATRIL Déjà Vu, STAR Transit.
  • In 08/1999, I took part in the XVth World Congress of the International Federation of Translators in Belgium.
  • In 09/1999, I participated in an advanced training seminar on Computer Assisted Translation, organized by the Department of Applied Linguistics of Saarland University.
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First indefinite-term contract

First indefinite-term contract of employment with the International Division of the Royal Canin Group (resigned in 03/2000).

My mission, as an International Division Assistant:
  • Operational interface between the International Division and its expatriated Area Managers.
  • PM focus on information management as applied to international trade.
  • Organization of international seminars.
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Reporting (Business Performance Management): Comshare Commander Prism.
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Return to the South of France

Settled in Aigues-Mortes, in the Gard (30) department.Continue reading

Eleventh semester of academic studies

Last semester (on the job) dedicated (after office hours) to my master's thesis, as an integral part of the examinations closing the cycle of specialization.

Civilization study on corporate culture, with a special focus on:
  • Corporate identity: planning, conducting and debriefing interviews.
  • Cross-cultural management: relations between the Group's headquarters and its German subsidiary.
  • User environments: IBM (at the office) and Microsoft (when working at home).
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel; with one trip to the Group's German subsidiary in Cologne.
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Tenth semester of academic studies

Summer semester of 1997, entirely dedicated to the preparation of the final examinations closing my second academic cycle, which I successfully passed in 09-10/1997.

In 08/1997, third internship (of one month) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: export sales administration of the Royal Canin production site in F-30470 Aimargues.
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Ninth semester of academic studies

  • Winter semester of 1996/97, entirely dedicated to the preparation of my preliminary examinations in economic sciences (business administration and economics), which I successfully passed in 03/1997.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Eighth semester of academic studies

At the end of the summer semester of 1996, second internship of two months (07 & 08/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • User environment: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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Seventh semester of academic studies

At the end of the winter semester of 1995/96, first three-month internship (02/1996-04/1996) as an International Division Trainee at the Royal Canin Group:
  • On-the-job learning of office automation: IBM Lotus Smart Suite (WordPro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics).
  • Parties to the internship agreement: Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken, and the Royal Canin Group in F-34400 Lunel.
  • Place of work: Royal Canin Group headquarters in F-34400 Lunel.
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Sixth semester of academic studies

  • Summer semester of 1995.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Earned my driver's license

  • In Lunel (Hérault department).
  • Obtained my license in 04/1995.
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Regular practice of leisure mountain biking

During my semester holidays in Marsillargues (Hérault department), until 1997.Continue reading

Fifth semester of academic studies

  • Winter semester of 1994/95.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Resumed regular practice of leisure swimming

In Saarbrücken-Dudweiler, until 1997.Continue reading

Fourth semester of academic studies

  • Summer semester of 1994.
  • Passed my "Vordiplom" (07/1994), which closes the first cycle of academic studies.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Taking up new secondary residence

My mother and her German companion relocate to Marsillargues in the Hérault (34) department, where I would spend my academic semester holidays (3 months in the winter, and another 3 in the summer), for the exception of examination periods (1997).Continue reading

Third semester of academic studies

  • Winter semester of 1993/94.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
  • Read also: https://lifefolio.daniela-berndt.foundation/en/journey/files/category-the-net-1-2-3.html.
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Second semester of academic studies

  • Summer semester of 1993.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Registered to the fitness course

At the faculty of sports of Saarland University, until 1996.Continue reading

First semester of academic studies

  • Winter semester of 1992/93.
  • Introduction to new technologies, mostly through the movies (such as Sneakers), and the American press (Time Magazine).
  • Used an electronic Panasonic KX-R196 typewriter for my translation works.
  • Saarland University, Department 8.6 of Applied Linguistics, D-66041 Saarbrücken.
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Entry into student life

Settled in D-66125 Saarbrücken-Dudweiler (State of Saarland), near the campus.Continue reading