Why did you want to try out an internship?
I wanted to try something new and different from my major. I had graduated university overseas and returned here to find a job. Whilst looking for a job, I interned in EPS to keep myself busy and to try something new and different from what I studied.
Why did you choose HR industry for your internship?
I felt that my communication skill was not my strong point. HR revolves around communication; thus, I was given the opportunity to improve on it by applying it and getting feedback from my colleagues.
Please tell us about the life in Singapore
Singapore is one of the few places in the world where there is an interesting blend of Asian and Western culture. Where ever you go, there will always be a tall building shadowing you and a nearby hawker center where you can get local delicacies. The weather is either hot and humid, or rainy and humid. There is no in-between. Travelling is relatively easy as there are more than 100 train stations across the country. There are a lot of things to do in the city state. You can spend the whole day in Sentosa Island for outdoor activities, or shop-till-you-drop in the stores at Orchard Road and Haji Lane. You have to be here to experience it.
Please tell us your most impressive experience during this Internship
Trying something new, something unknown, at least for me. Getting out of your own comfort zone is probably the hardest thing to do. I had the opportunity to work on social media platforms, explore the technical aspects of managing a website, and try my luck in consulting.
What were the things you felt that it was good for this entire internship?
Everyone in the company is approachable and professional. I was welcomed by the company even though I was an intern. My supervisors and my colleagues were very patient and gave me opportunities to do well in a totally different environment that I am used to.
What were the things you felt that it wasn’t so good for this internship?
During the first few weeks of the internship, I was really nervous and intimidated by the tasks set by my supervisors. I lack confidence as I was out of my comfort zone, I did not know what to do and I felt like a burden on my colleagues when I kept asking them questions do clear my doubts. Fortunately, the feelings subsided when I received the support and guidance I needed complete the assigned task.
What are you planning to do after your internship?
I am going to work in manufacturing or a logistics company and apply my skills I have learned from both university and during my internship here at EPS.