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2011 participants say…

The Butterfly Effect Internship program has continued in 2011 also, bringing fresh talent to PepsiCo and new opportunities in the lives of 15 young high flyers. After the three stages proposed (BIG – Business Institute for future Graduates; BOOST – Building Opportunities by Ongoing Sustaining Talent; BORN – Building On Boarding for the Recruited Newcomers), 4 of the 15 trainees have started their careers within the company. Below, you can read their testimonials about the 2011 edition of the Butterfly Effect Internship program.

Testimonials from 2011 interns

Irina Odagiu

Irina Odagiu

Intern 2011: Irina Odagiu (Jr. KPI Administrator)

It all started with an essay and my whole life changed in a second! New town, new culture, new people and a job that I could only dream about! The Butterfly Effect Internship was the best thing that could happen to me!

After two weeks of intense training, I was ready to start as a summer intern at Dragon (our plant in Dragomiresti). From the first moment you step into the plant, nothing and nobody from the outside matters, it’s like you enter in another world. Without realizing, Dragon captivates you. Life at Dragon thought me what loving your job means, has thought me that it doesn’t matter how hard it gets to be sometimes, as long as you love what you do and you have the support to do it. You feel like you’re a part of a big family and even if you don’t get to know everyone in the plant, you feel close to them because at the end of the day you all have struggled for the same cause!
This Internship was all about possibilities, about having the chance to enter into a big family, a family that you are proud of!

Thank you!

Irina Odagiu

Ioana Tomuţ

Ioana Tomuţ

Intern 2011: Ioana Tomuţ (Jr. Commercialization Executive)

The PepsiCo Internship is probably the best way for students to learn about the business environment. If you haven’t had much practice but you’re a fast learner: this internship is exactly what you need. The Internship has proved to be an incredible opportunity for me. I have had the chance to see how the company works from different perspectives: as HR intern, as the GM’s assistant, as a receptionist…. and I don’t know what the next opportunity will be but I am looking forward to it. There is a lot of work to do but you can always find a helping hand when you need it.

Ioana Tomuţ

Lavinia Barbu

Lavinia Barbu

Intern 2011: Lavinia Barbu (Brand Manager Pepsi)


PepsiCo is a company where one feels like there are no hierarchies. You are taken very seriously no matter your position and nobody gives you a condescending look. This company has invested time and patience in me, which makes me very grateful. The people in my team trust me and are eager, just as I myself am, to see what I can do. I have shown my potential and I have been rewarded with a full time permanent position in one of the most dynamic department in the company: marketing. This is the place where you can really discover what you’re made of and where you can learn a lot about others, as well as about yourself.

I remember the day when I decided to apply to the Butterfly Effect program. I was in my third year of studies and I was struggling with my diploma paper. My colleague called me and told me about this program. I checked the site to see what it was about and thought applying wouldn’t hurt. I was surprised to receive a call from the HR department telling me I was chosen for the first stage. I went there, laughed, learned and was chosen for the next step. The internship was one of the most wonderful experiences so far and I’ve managed to get passed the diploma paper with flying colors. What thrilled me? The trust my manager had in me, her desire to teach me as much as possible, to make me grow and to show me that I can do more and better every time.

Thank you for an extraordinary opportunity and for all the unforgettable moments!


Lavinia Barbu


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Selected candidates for Butterfly Effect Internship 2017

We are happy to announce the applicants selected for the BIG phase of Butterfly Effect Internship 2017:


Alina Ionescu, Alexandru – Andrei Sîrbu, Maria – Theodora Dumitru, Georgiana Nițu, Adelina Nicolov, Simona-Mădălina Chirilă, Alexandra Bălăceanu, Florentina – Andra Codreanu, Elena – Valentina Dina, Veronica Iordache, Dragoș Munteanu, Silvia – Cristiana Buturcă, Anișoara – Mirela Anghel, Cosmina-Florența Matei, Maria Nohai, Patricia-Ancuţa Paraschiv, Elena Tiu, Ștefania – Violeta Pascal, Elena Banea, Delia Ruxandra Gheorghe, Razvan George Jinga, Larisa Mihaela Matei, Laurențiu Roman, Elena Corina Dumitru, Diana Georgiana Dragomir, Florina – Simona Tudoroiu, Constantin Butnaru, Andreas Athanasios Simitzis, Ionuț Bogdan Raicu, Teodor Cătălin Mocanu, Elena Gabriela Stănescu.


Thank you to all of you who have applied and congrats to our new interns!

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The Butterfly Effect Internship 2017 is Now Open!

You can apply for the 8th edition of the Butterfly Effect Internship Program 2017.

Explore our site, see what our last edition’s participants have to say about the experience.

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