Thursday, January 2, 2014

Internship for A Month

I bet you all know the feeling of being forced to do something that you are reluctant to do...Yes, my mom was the one who urged me to get an internship during my summer break back in Malaysia. Of course I hated the idea. I could even use the word loathe.

"I just got my ass down in Malaysia, and I haven't started to enjoy my holidays, yet now you are putting me in an internship prison?!?!"

That's what I thought at the very first stage.

However, whenever I think of it with a peaceful mind, I still remain grateful. How many people out there long for an internship but are unable to get one. That's why no matter how pissed off I was at that point, I was still thankful.

I still remember the first day of work...I arrived alone, very early, to the point that the office door wasn't even opened :/ I stood there looking like a moron and kept on playing with my phone just in case someone suspected that I was up to no good XD

After waiting for a while, I finally got in to the HR department and after dealing with some paperwork, I was brought to the 7th floor where the Accounts & Finance department is. First time going to a new place where there's ABSOLUTELY nobody who I know beforehand. You know the thing is......I didn't feel like this when I first arrived in Australia alone because I knew every student there was on their own as well, but this time, it's completely different, I was the only newbie in that office.

I was nervous, very nervous but I tried not to show it. Thankfully, the managers, Mr Harry and Mr Ng didn't appear as those intimating managers who you always see in the movies, for example Miranda from Devil Wears Prada :p So I felt a bit more comfortable.

The next person was Joey, who's sort of my very first mentor :3 She's the first one who taught me things and introduced me to a new bunch of friends. If it wasn't for her, I have no idea how I could even survive in the office in the very first place. And through her, I met Amanda, who's like a long lost BFF to me! The best-est friend of mine in the office ♥

It didn't take me long to blend in, after a few days, I was able to survive comfortably without the need of being alert at all times as if there's grenade underneath my feet ><"

Throughout this one month, not only I met those awesome people in the office, I also got to witness the things that I had only READ about from textbooks with my own eyes. Things like internal control, which I spent 3 dreadful months studying about were right in front of me. For example, mandatory field check, I had no idea what it's all about when reading it theoretically, but after seeing it on the computer screen, I was like OHHHH SO THIS IS IT! That kind of feeling....well you get the idea :p

Not only that, I was also given the opportunity to participate in the company's events and even our manager's birthday lunch, I got invited to tag along as well ^^ Feeling super blessed for that!

Overall, I did learn many things, despite I only spent a month there. This fact alone is enough to make me feel really grateful. AND TO THOSE AWESOME PEOPLE from the office who treated me sooooooooo nicely, THANK YOU ALL!!!!

Especially Amanda and Kelvin! You both are the BEST ♥

It's hard to express how thankful I am throughout this whole month in words but you have the rough idea right?! I'm feeling like x748327095438920340937584375871478394320432 times grateful in the inside.

THANK YOU ALL ♥ You know who you are ♥

Ending this post with photos that I took with some amazing people in the office. Too bad I didn't have the chance to take photo with everyone because they were so busy with the year end closing things. BUT......I promise I will remember every single one of you, I sincerely will ♥



And I shall remember the keys that accompanied me throughout that one whole month as well *smirks*


Again, thank you everyone for all the teachings and memories ♥ Gonna miss y'all ♥

☮ Quote to share:-
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom ~Marcel Proust



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2 comments:

  1. wow what company is that! anyway good experience ! =D

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  2. First, off congrats on your internship! It sounds like you had a really nice experience, despite being against it at first. I bet it is awesome to see how the world/job world actually works instead of studying it in school. It does sound like a lot of work, but it'll be worth it in the end because you came out with more knowledge and friends. I really want to try and land an internship when I am in college.
    the picture you took with everyone are really nice and I love your little cow keychain!! =)



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