Bye Bye, June (the intern, not the month!)

by thetechyhub at August 5, 2016

A month has come and raphicone in the blink of an eye. Today we’re saying goodbye to one of our interns, June. Here’s what she had to say about her time with us!

I am admittedly a tech noob. Before this internship, the extent of my “computer skills” encompassed using Word Document, Safari, Google Chrome, and maybe just a little bit of Excel. ‘Photoshop’, ‘programming’ and ‘coding’ were three words missing from my vocabulary and if I consulted a fortune teller a month ago, and was told I would be able to code using a computer language one day, I would probably have laughed out loud and demanded all my money back.

This summer, I decided to expose myself to something new and perhaps even try to pick up a different skill. I mean, summer is all about self-discovery and self-growth, right??? Although my time with The Techy Hub was short, it was indeed very sweet. During my time here, I managed to learn a range of things. From the workings of EDM (electronic direct mail ok, not Martin Garrix and Hardwell!) and how to use HTML. I also got to learn about wedding planning and even how to make kopitiam coffee!

Things weren’t easy…

Having come from a health science background, a lot of tasks assigned to me, I had to learn from scratch! I honestly found it all very challenging and, at times I really struggled to grasp certain concepts. However, reflecting back I am truly glad I managed to learn so much in my short time here.

This internship served as a platform for me to step outside my comfort zone and try something different. Consequently enabling me to realize some of my personal goals for the summer. After these couple of weeks working at The Techy Hub, I felt like I have obtained a better understanding behind the complexities of computer programming, found newfound respect for website and graphic designing, and especially, gained valuable insight on the workings of social media marketing and advertising!

My wonderful help.

Working at The Techy Hub has been a very different experience for me. Mainly because of the easygoing company atmosphere and the extra friendly superiors who are always eager to help. We work as a close knit team with every member striving towards the same goal. My colleagues were ever so helpful and patient with me. For instance, my first week here when I unknowingly kept calling URLs, url as in hurl without the h… Thank goodness Michelle and Patricia very politely corrected me soon after, before I could further embarrass myself in front of everyone else! They also didn’t mind when I bombarded them with questions like “What are plugins?” and “What’s the difference between a jpeg and a png?”. Also, when I outwardly stared at their laptop screens in wonderment as they went about their tasks editing and designing graphics on Photoshop and adobe illustrator. They have definitely made my time here even sweeter!

That’s a wrap!

My short stint at The Techy Hub has been a very rewarding and memorable one. I am thankful for this opportunity given to me and am so happy I managed to cross paths with so many talented people along the way. Hopefully, I will be able to put all the new skills I’ve acquired from my time here to good use one day in the near future, but for now I’m ready for my next adventure at Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara, Nepal, where I get to trade Sublime Text for some hardcore drug dispensing, and JavaScript for a couple of quick laps around the hospital wards. This is June, logging off!