Aurelia is a Visual Communication student who interned with news and social networking service Twitter during her ADM internship. Aurelia applied through the ADM database of companies as well as self-sourced companies on her own and eventually landed a 13 weeks placement with Twitter.  Alongside with other itineraries lined up, she will be sharing with everyone her experiences on the different company sourcing options on:

Wednesday, 9th November @ ART B1-03
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pop by and check out what Aurelia has to say about her journey ! She will be there to answer questions and provide useful advice.  Meanwhile, below is a sneak peak of Aurelia’s experiences with Twitter during her internship !

What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

I have always wondered what I can do with my skills after graduation and how can I apply what I have learned into the real world out there.  When I found out that ADM has a 10 weeks internship programme and also this blog to assist us in the internship journey, I set my mind to get onto it.

What was the most memorable experience during your internship?

I knew next to nothing about brand strategy when I started interning for Twitter, but within weeks I was thrown into the deep end helping out with design pitches for some high profile clients such as Unilever, Samsung, Pepsi and many more in a very fast paced environment. I was attached with a team comprising of colleagues of 6 different nationalities located across 4 countries.  My colleagues were very supportive of my internship throughout the internship and gave me lots of opportunities to get involved in the projects which helped me grow immensely as a professional creative. I have enjoyed being part of the team and have huge respect for their professionalism and expertise.  

What was the coolest/weirdest/craziest thing that happened while on the job?

There is never a dull moment at the Twitter office but the coolest part of the job are the opportunities to make friends from all over the world. Due to the multinational nature of the company, I got acquainted with many very talented and interesting people from different backgrounds and nationalities. There were Singaporeans, Indonesians, Indians, Chinese, Americans, English, Russians and many more!  The company’s open and easy-going culture provided lots of opportunities for its employees to interact with colleagues outside of their own team.  In the span of 13 weeks, I had a regular table football rival whom I play with daily, I had coffee with different people each week, watched NBA live-screening for the first time, attended an extravagant US embassy party and got to know the names of some of my colleagues kids and pets ( yes, one of them smuggled her corgi into the office once!).  Apart from the weekly lunches, the office also organizes fun events such as yoga sessions, chili eating competition and also an annual summer party at a club in Sentosa!  

What would you say is the biggest takeaway from the entire internship programme?

It is important to get onto the internship with an open mind and the hunger to learn.  I have developed observation skills and the ability to adapt and be flexible in various crucial circumstances. As an intern, I found that many things were new for me so it is important to observe carefully and adjust decisions accordingly depending on the situation.  I have also learned to contribute to the team by either drawing from my own studies or from my own unique experiences allowing me the opportunity to be more outspoken.

The self-source internship route: Presentation by Cheong Tong Pei

AY2014/15 Internship briefing

A second internship talk for AY2014/15 was organized in January 2015 for those who missed the first round back in November 2014.

Final year Vis Com student Cheong Tong Pei was invited to share with everyone his experiences of self-sourcing his own placement. Tong Pei was featured a while ago in one of our blogpost. He enlightened a roomful of potential student interns, all hungry to get a taste of the real world experience! Useful pointers were presented from how to go about looking for internship opportunities to what students should do and keep in mind when preparing for the big interview!

Below: Tong Pei presenting his internship self-source journey

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CAO Career Fair 2015

For those who are looking to self-source their internship, do not miss the NTU Career Fair 2015 organised by the Career and Attachment Office (CAO) on:
27 January, 30 January & 3rd February 2015
10 am – 6 pm Nanyang Auditorium Foyer &
Lobby, School of Biological Sciences (SBS)

Although most companies are looking to recruit soon-to-be graduates, it is a potential ground to check for internship opportunities too! There have been a good number of pro-active students in the past who have managed to score an internship placement by attending the fair and having a chat with the organization representatives.

Continue reading CAO Career Fair 2015

2014 Internship Briefing: Jackson Tan and Clarence Ng talks about Design and Internship

On the 12th November 2014,  ADM had its annual internship briefing for all Year 3 students who are thinking of taking on the ADM internship between May – July.  Jackson Tan from Black Design was specially invited to talk to the students on the benefits of taking on an internship for career building. Our very own ADM Interactive Media student Clarence Ng also gave a show-and-tell session of his internship experience. The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to go through the internship application procedure with the students!  At the end of the session, students walked away with lots of valuable first-hand advice! Continue reading 2014 Internship Briefing: Jackson Tan and Clarence Ng talks about Design and Internship

Interview with: Cheong Tong Pei

Tong Pei, a visual communication student interned with the Lo and Behold Group for 10 weeks under the 2014 ADM internship programme. Tong Pei self-sourced his own internship placement and was awarded 6AU upon successful completion of the programme.

He will be sharing with everyone his experiences on the 30th of January 2014, 12 noon @ the Library Cinema Room. Do come by and listen to what Tong Pei have to say, especially for those who are looking to self-source their own placement. He will be there to answer questions and provide useful advice!

Meanwhile, below is a short interview piece with Tong Pei!

​​What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

The best part about ADM internship is the amount of AUs you can clear during your holidays. By clearing that 6AUs, it would make your 4th year more relaxing and be able to concentrate on your FYP.

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Show-and-tell by Cheong Tong Pei

On the 30th January, 12 noon at the ADM Library Cinema Room, final year Visual Communication student Cheong Tong Pei will be sharing with us his internship experience with the food and beverage company, Lo and Behold Group.  You will get to hear directly from someone who went through the ADM internship programme! Come by for tips, advices and more .
@ADM Library Cinema Room
30 January 2015, 12 noon – 1pm.
Session itinerary
12noon – 12:30pm:

Show and tell session by 4th year student Cheong Tong Pei

Tong Pei self-sourced his own internship placement with the Lo and Behold Group which owns restaurants and bars such as The Tanjong Beach Club, Loof Bar, Overeasy and The White Rabbit. He spent 10 weeks with the design and marketing department on his internship stint and will be sharing with everyone from how he scored an internship placement with the Group to what he was tasked to design and work on during the placement. Come by and seek some first-hand valuable advise from someone who has been through the internship programme.

12:30pm – 12:45pm:
Internship application procedure briefing by
Lecturer Angeline Yam (Internship coordinator)

A short briefing of the application procedure online and the different types of internship routes one can take up. An overview of the companies who are already enlisted onto the ADM database will also be shared. These are companies that have already expressed interest in providing placement opportunities with our ADM students.

12:45pm – 1pm:
Informal mingling session

For those who are too shy to ask questions, this will be a good time for you to mingle informally with us and clarify any questions that you may have on the internship programme.

Interview with: Clarence Ng Chuan Swee

Clarence, an interactive media student interned with the organization Up and Up for 10 weeks under the 2014 ADM internship programme. Clarence was placed with the organization Up and Up by making use of the ADM database of companies. All companies under this ADM database are companies who are already looking and eager to provide internship experiences to our ADM students !

Clarence shared his internship experiences with everyone on the 12th November 2014, together with Jackson from Black Design. Students got some useful tips and advice from him at the talk from what to prepare at the interview to how to conduct yourself throughout the 10 weeks of internship !

Clarence was awarded 6AU upon successful completion of his 10 weeks internship.

For those who missed his talk, below is a short interview with him:

​​What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

The opportunity of being able to learn new things beyond what can be learnt in a classroom setting thrilled me. I wanted to test my creativity and see if I could perform well if I entered the advertising and marketing industry.

Continue reading Interview with: Clarence Ng Chuan Swee

Culture Push

For those who are looking to self-source their internship positions, Culturepush is a great resource for all things Art, Design and Media related in Singapore. We highly recommend the Job Board within the site as companies from all over Singapore advertised for interns on an almost daily-basis.


Images by Culture Push

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