Hi, my name is Michelle Lan and I am fortunate to be one of the summer interns at Firstjob. Now that I am halfway done with my internship, I would like to share some of my experiences with you and give you a glimpse into this wonderful summer internship opportunity. During these one and a half months since I started, I have been able to learn different aspects of start-up management and design my own experience based on my interest and my understanding of the business. The thing I have enjoyed the most is that the interns have the luxury of building up their own learning experiences around the topics they are most eager to learn about, while aided by excellent staff who directly offer real-world professional expertise. Interns are able to get a better understanding of how the start-up is functioning by getting a closer look at how various groups (development, business dev., marketing, design, etc) contribute to the success of the company. And based on our own understanding and interest, FirstJob offers us a tailored internship experience that helps us grow and learn real world, practical skills. This fantastic opportunity bridges the gap between college and career, and helps me to have a better idea of how knowledge can be turned into real use. It also helps me to decide where my passion is and which career path I would like to take.
Another thing I like about this internship is the casual working environment which puts every intern at ease. Though everyone is motivated to persistently better this fast-growing start-up and make it the best of its kind, everyone is fun and easy-going. I am able to ask any question I don’t understand and get a detailed answer from an expert who is willing to patiently explain everything to me.
I have been expanding my horizon at FirstJob every day I work, and I believe this internship has greatly enriched not only my summer, but definitely also my college life!