Internship Reflections by Sherilyn Tang, our Business Development Intern!
* A picture from our regular office gatherings — charades, pictionary, pizza and beers! I’m in the centre beside Jasmine who’s giving two thumbs up :)
It’s Sheri here! I’m from Temasek Polytechnic, Diploma in Business and I have been interning here at Jublia for the past 3 months. It’s been a great experience interning at Jublia so far and no I’m not saying this for the sake of just saying it haha.
Coming in to the company, I realised that I was fully expected to take charge of my own learning for the rest of my internship here as well as any tasks that have been assigned to me. What really helped me to get used to the company would definitely be the friendly and interesting people which I have met here who helped me to get settled in especially during my first few weeks at Jublia as they got me used to the company. Also, something which I really liked here was the flexible working culture as I was allowed to work on my tasks at my own pace as long as I got the job done at the end of the day and did it right.
During my short 3 months here at Jublia, never have I ever felt that I was not a valued member of the team as I was given responsibilities that thankfully did not involve me standing at the photocopiers or doing data entry which was what made up much of the nightmare tales from my seniors. Something which I appreciate in the Business Development team at Jublia is that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I appreciate the straightforwardness of the team here whenever we have a discussion. Though we may have differing opinions at times and some strong opinions on issues that we face, I think that the differences in opinion help us to view things from different perspectives that we may not have thought of before.
After these three months here, I feel that I can really say that I have really enjoyed my time here with the whole Jublia team and I will be sure to miss them when I leave. Being here has really boosted my confidence as well as has encouraged me to step out of my own comfort zone as I was exposed to many new experiences such as learning how to throw a basic pitch while attending MICE Asia 2016.
If anyone were to ask me if I could turn back time and do my internship again, would I still choose Jublia? The answer would be a definite YES haha! All I can say is that I promise to be back to visit and I would highly encourage anyone looking for a meaningful internship experience to join the Jublia Fam! :)
p.s. Errol our COO will be sharing his entrepreneurship experience at Temasek Poly this Saturday, 10 Dec at 9am. Come join in the session if you’re interested to find out how Jublia started!