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Baby’s first internship, here we come!

Tomorrow marks the first day of my internship at that egg processing machines company. I am really excited to finally do something in the real world, working on real projects for a big company and actually doing something useful with my skills for once. Not to mention how much of a learning experience it’ll all be! I’m going to work with a language I have only basic knowledge of (though learning as I go works really well for me), will be using the scrum methodology in an environment where it is actually useful, write software for cool machines, this is going to be great!

Granted, I’m a bit nervous. I fear there will be a need for some serious hand-holding, at least for the first week or so. I’m moving into an environment where suddenly I’m at the bottom of the rankings again. There’s no way around it and it shouldn’t be a problem on its own, but it’s still intimidating. Guess the nervousness is part of the package though, and it’s not like I’m completely stressing out, so I’m doing pretty okay here.

There’s also the school baggage I’ll still have to lug around though. Figuratively, that is. I’ll have to keep track of what I do, how well I’m achieving my personal goals, write all manner of reports and other documents. Luckily there isn’t much that needs to be done in that area the first week or two, so I can keep my mind focussed on getting used to my new environment.

Heading to bed early, got a thrilling day tomorrow!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 01/09/2014 (6:16 PM)

    Hey, good luck, man! Just remember that hand holding is always expected for the first week of any new gig, so don’t feel bad; they’d probably rather you ask questions than not. It shows that you’re motivated and want to succeed.

  • 01/09/2014 (10:21 AM)

    Congrats! Hopefully the stuff in my co-op program goes well too!

  • 01/09/2014 (4:42 AM)

    I wish you luck! I hope everything works out!

  • 01/09/2014 (2:40 AM)

    Good luck with it all Fang. You’re incredibly competent so just keep your wits about you and you’ll do great.

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