Sadly, today is my last day as an intern at Meropa Communications. Before I leave, I want to take this moment to share some of the excitement I have experienced during the last six months.
The best thing that has motivated me in this time I have spent at Meropa is that I can make an impact. I have attended events, written blogs, press releases, content calendars and more. If I had to reflect on every activity that I got exposed to, I would write a whole chapter. My time spent here has been wonderful and worthwhile.
In the course of my internship, I became an advisor to some students on campus. I found myself telling unfamiliar people about the awesome things that I have been doing. “The Interns” project made me a mini-celebrity, and I’m thankful to everyone that made it a success.
BACK TO THE REAL WORLD
To those wondering what my next step is from here. Well, I have two options…I will either continue with my studies or look for employment when I graduate. I’m considering my options at the moment.
As I get ready to focus on my studies full-time, I’m delighted to have learnt so much in this space of time. There are skills that I gained, and my confidence has improved. I’m no longer the same person that I was when I first came here.
Contributing to Meropa for the last six months has given me a new perspective to take back to school with me. It gave me insight on what problems I look forward to solving, and what I need to focus on improving if I want to make an impact on similar projects in the near future. Being an intern and working in the start-up space is a great experience, there are always new skills to learn from people who have been there and done it.
I will definitely miss everyone, the activities, food, on-camera interviews and the celebrations.
My special gratitude goes to my mentor. He has been there for me from the very first day and has been like a brother to me, not only did he advise me workwise but personally too. I will always be appreciative for his efforts in preparing me for the future.
To conclude, I just want to thank everyone for their hospitality and kindness. It has been a great pleasure meeting them, and spending valuable time with them. I would not have been able to compile my portfolio without them. To those that have taken their time to read about my experiences from the first blog that I wrote, thank you and I hope that the experiences I have shared had an impact and benefitted you in some way.