I got the opportunity to work in a telecoms and network provider company based in Southampton. I must say that besides the terms “internet”, “wifi” and “icloud” I didn’t understand anything about the network, telecommunications, and IT industry.
On the interview day, my supervisor gave me a package with loads of information about the company and the industry so I would understand it a bit more before coming in for the internship.
1st day : Vostron is a telecoms company that is preparing to launch a new website as they rebrand the company’s image. The marketing team is currently writing website content, local press releases, and industry related articles.
I thought I would find myself completely lost but fortunately, the marketing team was very helpful. Before starting my first day we went to the meeting room and talked about my tasks for the day. Research, research and research! My first day was all about research to start writing.
5th day: At the end of my first week, I finished every task. I was feeling very proud of myself and confident as I concluded everything without any problems. From writing emails to press releases and much more.
10th day: At the end of my second and last week, I realized that I can do much more than what I thought I was capable of. Without knowing much about an industry I ended up writing manufacturing, IT and financial articles.
I understood the IT and telecoms much better, maybe I was becoming an expert…hahaha.
On my last day the team gave me a really nice card and a box of chocolates, it was totally unexpected and made me feel really good about all the work I put in.
Thank you for the opportunity and experience!