November 2016 Internship Briefing

On the 9th November 2016, ADM had its annual internship briefing for all third year students who are considering to take up the ADM internship between May-July 2017.  A 4th year senior was invited to share her internship journey with the 3rd year students. Representatives from the Career and Attachment Office were also present to brief ADM students on what to expect for an ADM internship and application procedures

Student Speaker

Aurelia Jessica, a final year student from Visual Communication shared with everyone her 2016 ADM internship experience with Twitter. Aurelia made use of both the ADM database of companies as well as going down the self-source pathway and eventually landed a stint with Twitter. Within weeks of starting out on her internship, she was entrusted to assist on design pitches for high profile clients such as Unilever, Samsung and Pepsi in a fast paced environment.

Aurelia enlightened potential interns who might be anxious about the internship application. She provided some useful tips, from how to prepare one’s resume and portfolio and what to expect during a job interview. Aurelia cautioned her juniors about the struggles one might face before landing an internship, however the experience has been a worthwhile learning curve for her. In true Twitter style, Aurelia summarized her internship experience in under 140 characters – “Through first-hand experience, learn about the industry, my possible career paths and about myself.” #InternshipGoals

Above: Aurelia summarizing her internship experience in true Twitter style

Above: Aurelia shared about the opportunities to make friends from all over the world while interning at Twitter 

NTU Career and Attachment Office (CAO)

The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to take the students through the internship application procedure and preparation works. They outlined some important deadlines as well as step-by-step instructions on how to go about registering for the internship online.

Above: Ms Pfeiffer Chung from NTU Career and Attachment Office briefing students on the details of an ADM internship – registration and preparation procedures.

End of session Q&A

At the end of the session, students were provided the chance to chat and clarify burning questions with all the speakers – 4th year student Aurelia Jessica, staff from CAO as well as ADM internship coordinator Ms Angeline Yam.

Above: 3rd year students checking in with Aurelia Jessica, a 4th year senior for internship advice and tips !

Above: Students having a chat with  CAO (Career and Attachment Office) staff on the various internship application procedures.

Review by: Lydia Alexkartadjaja