As the JZN Internship comes to the end, I’ve gained more experience not only as a student but also as a co-worker. Before the internship started, I manage to set two goals which I aim to finish during the intern period. One being “Practice “bouncing back” after adversity, mistakes, and failures (Self-management)” and the other being “Practice focus and concentration (Self-management)”. Although due to many factors including the pandemic, my internship experience isn’t as good as I’ve expected before the start of the event. Due to a lack of practice in personal engagement, I only have limited practice with bouncing back reflection due to no chances of speaking with customers because the assignment that I was assigned doesn’t match. However, it does give me an. opportunity to practice speaking up and becoming a risk-taker when I find any opportunity to engage and support the worker as well as their customer. The second goal is self-management, originally I thought I was going to have loads of chances of using my device there to work on my school work, but it end up as I was too busy helping them do the basic work for example washing dishes and wiping the tables.
An unexpected event during my intern process is the interruption of events during the pandemic. The experience has been modified to match the new requirements which remove some major events that shape this internship. I was unable to reach into the core of the JZN company and to have experience within the internship, but it was canceled after the lockdown reappeared mid-way through the internship. This being says that means I’ve had more time working in the basic part of the JZN and managed to chat with a few of them on their perspective of JZN which gave me lots of moral concepts. Some told me their perspective on the majors I was considering that it’s not suitable in a certain part of the world as well as its pro compared to other majors, some told me their story of how they end up here in JZN. Overall, I gain some knowledge throughout the participation of being an intern at JZN although it didn’t reach the expectation that I had expected.