5.6 million people, four official languages and three major ethnic groups, all packed into an area of 719 km2, a tiny country but a very big city that always has something to surprise and certainly cannot leave anyone indifferent!
By Aida Kabiyeva, Intern from Kazakhstan
It is the last week of my internship, and I can’t explain how upset I am to be leaving this city and the company I’ve fallen in love with during my six incredible months here! When my friends asked me about how my year was, I would answer: it was different and amazing because I had the opportunity to do my internship at PRecious Communications (Precious) in Singapore!
My internship at PRecious helped to develop my personal and professional skills. The experience gave me valuable knowledge through the day-to-day tasks happening within a Public Relations (PR) agency. Being hands-on and the chance to learn on the job had helped to build my confidence and become more initiative. My Managing Director, Lars Voedisch, gave me great advice and also taught me how to succeed in a PR industry.
I liked how we interns were treated and given the same respect as full-time associates. We were assigned meaningful tasks that were crucial and beneficial to the company. During this time, I had the privilege to take part in three different projects. It was a really cool feeling to put a lot of effort into a project and then see it directly impact the company in a positive way.
Every staff member of the company was very nice to me regardless of their position. We often socialise during lunch talking about food, local culture and travelling. I was lucky to meet other Singaporean interns who suggested new places to explore during my stay in Singapore. I managed to travel to seven different countries in Southeast Asia.
I gained so many valuable experiences and real-world wisdom over the past six months. I now have a good idea of what it is like to run your own business and how it feels like to work closely with the public on a daily basis.
It is one of my cherished dreams to be able to come to Singapore. I’m grateful to Lars, the team and AIESEC for giving me such a great chance to fulfil my dream! Thanks, PRecious for giving me a small taste of the real world! You will always hold a special place in my heart.