Definitely! My name is Marten Roels, 21 years old. I am a student of Applied Information Technology at HoGent with a specialization in AI and Data Engineering. For the time being I am doing my internship at Accurat to strengthen my data engineering skills and will join the team as a permanent member starting September.
The challenging projects and the excitement that comes along with it contributed to my decision to start as a full-time employee. The location in Merelbeke, next to Ghent is convenient but especially the great working atmosphere was a deciding factor. Moreover, as a permanent employee you can have greater responsibilities than as an intern. As an intern you already get a feeling of how a company operates on a day to day basis. At Accurat I immediately felt at home and enjoyed the work that was given to me. I received some other job opportunities at other data-driven companies but chose to stick with Accurat because I already learned in my internship that this was a job I could see myself doing for a long time and I knew everyone in the team believed in my skills.
Steven, the CTO at Accurat, has done a great job so far. He has given me self-confidence, guidance, and motivation to confront difficult challenges. Everyone on the team supports me in the tasks and projects I do. Each team member has their own specialties. For SQL related problems I reach out to Bavo, for more data science related issues Henri and Wietse are always there. Everything is supervised by Steven who provides assistance and oversight for all.
I am currently creating a proof of concept creating a prototype of an expansion dashboard for retailers. By providing insights of the area such as the number of inhabitants, traffic, neighboring stores,.. retailers can get a better understanding whether a certain location would be a potentially good place to open a new store or not.
It is clearly an added value for any company that wants to gain insights and has made a goal of making more data driven decisions. Accurat helps retailers understand their (potential) customers better. The product we’re working on is also improving at an ultra-fast pace with the addition of more insight features.
I like to play physical and digital board games with my friends such as Age of Empires II and Dungeons & Dragons but the Chiro in Eine is the most important in my life at the moment.