My First Day
The sun was smiling behind the dark clouds, but all was well except…the traffic. Staring out of dad’s car window, blazing red light lit up every cars backside. After an intense battling with the traffic, Waze finally announced my arrival at The Techy Hub. “You have reached your destination,” right on time. I was greeted by three really friendly members of the The Techy Hub team.
The First Task
I received my first task from Tricia, our supervisor. We were given videos that are related to what we will be doing for the next two weeks. It was informative videos that provide us with a deeper depth on marketing. Being an Art student in school, I was exposed to Business Studies that covered a brief foundation on marketing. So, I know what the speaker is talking about. Marketing is not just about selling the product, but there are layers and layers of planning, advertising and many more processes involved. It’s like baking, in a way.
Next, we met Soon Seng who showed us around and explained to us what do they do in The Techy Hub. Right away, we were given tasks to carry out for the next few days. I’m assigned to design an infographic (an animated video) to promote a UK based website called PLABable. Still a newbie in digital marketing, I took my chance to do learn. Introduced to a step by step, user-friendly animation creating app, Animaker, for the first time in my life, I created digital animation! It was pretty cool and an achievement to me.
Taking small baby steps, we have a lot to learn and gain from this experience.
Work Experience Programme (WEP)
Work Experience Programme 2016 at Wesley Methodist School is aiming to allow us to have the opportunity to be exposed to knowledge, skills and responsibilities that can be obtained out of the four walls of a classroom and thick, heavy books that are brought to only be memorised.
Why The Techy Hub and not in other workplaces? Working is not easy; it’s an entirely different daily routine compared to our typical student’s daily exposure. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for us as not all student are given a chance to intern at the age 16.
The reason why I chose The Techy Hub instead of eateries, it’s because I like writing, specifically short story writing. In the future, even when we go overseas, we will still have the chance to work in restaurants and cafes. But rarely, companies will be willing to take a 16-year-old to be an intern for just two short weeks. Surely, working in cafes, we’ll be able to learn how to communicate and delegate our jobs, but in The Techy Hub I will learn so much more. For example, I learned digital infographic designing today.
16, age to start thinking about the future and our ambition. Planning for the future is like foretelling when the apocalypse will come. Only the future knows the many secrets. To me, thinking about my aspirations is almost impossible. Deciding on what I want to do in the future is like chasing a Ferrari with a Proton Saga. From being a teacher to being a Masterchef Winner after watching Gordon Ramsay cook, until now I’m still searching. That’s one of the reasons why I chose The Techy Hub. I’m opening doors to new possibilities, maybe one day I will find my own Narnia. I might see where my passion lies and start pinpointing my goals and work towards achieving them.
It’s still the 1st day, and I’m still a sprout in the soil waiting to grow into a tree. Two weeks is not long, and it’s probably the shortest internship time span, but that’s not a problem. I will absorb as much ‘nutrients’ as possible.
“The best way to predict the Future is to Create it”- Peter Drucker
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