Next May I will be doing work experience for two weeks. For those of you who aren't aware of this or come from a country which doesn't have it, it is basically when someone who is still a student (in secondary school or sometimes in university) goes to a workplace and spends some time observing, learning and getting a feel for the job, as well as helping out and doing limited parts of the job themselves. So if you've done it, what did you do? If you are about to do it, what are you going to do? What was your experience like? Did it affect your career choice? I'm interested to see what you think as I choose where I will go.
Ex-MøđęRāŧǿr ø₣ Geňęrāł Gāmíňĝ
31st January 2004
I did mine at a local guitar shop (they actually have a few branches across the northwest). I chose the placement myself, seeing as music and guitars are pretty big interests for me.
It was a lot of fun, I was working with some cool people, gotta play some very nice instruments and all that jazz. Somedays it was a bit boring, and the shop got boiling hot in the afternoons, but it was all good fun.
As for affecting career choice, I cant really say yet. I'd like to work there again part-time, but I can't see myself doing retail full-time.
Hm. Last May, when I had my internship / work experience, I went to Universal Studios Amsterdam. Did all kind off administrative jobs. I went there because, when I've finished high school, I want to do something with movies. However, where I went, it had little to do with movies. It was more about all the fuzz around it. It was OK. But I don't know if that (all the administrative duties) is what I want to do with my life. It certainly was interesting though.
currently I work in a restaruant, I help the chefs, and sometimes I get to do some of the "fun stuff"
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
I worked in a synthetics lab. It definitely wasn't what I wanted to do later on in life since I wanted to go into the commerce part rather than the chemical branch, but it gave me a basic insight into how Bayer runs in general. I now work for the company as an Industrial Trader apprentice.
Cap'n Rommelcurrently I work in a restaruant, I help the chefs, and sometimes I get to do some of the "fun stuff"
Fun stuff? :rolleyes: Well I do comunity service alot. :uhoh:
Ah yes that bring a few memories back.
I went to the Kitchens in some botanical gardens. it was crap. not my thing at all but i had to go there as evryone else who i asked said no. it wasent even my intention to work in the kitchens. But there are two things that stick clearly in my mind, one when i was holding two large glass bowls of salad and i sliped on the wet floor (Stupid Porter not moping up) the bowls went flying and smash glass and salad everywhere. Two on my last day in my last 5 min of work i was asked to take same trays of chocolate into the walk in fridge the chocolates were of the best quality i mean better than Thorntons quality, anyway as i was going in i knocked the trays against the racks in the fridge and they went everywhere i quickly picked as many of them up as i could and put them back in a mess and the rest i left on the floor. then i went to the supervisor and asked him to fill in a form saying how well or haw bad i has done. it was mostly good. i took the form and legged it for the bus. I wonder what they thought when they went into the fridge. (oh dear lol)
TurtlefuzzFun stuff? :rolleyes: Well I do comunity service alot. :uhoh:
you know, ala Carte (sp?), but only if theres run, but making food is fun in itself (alteast, so I think).... and oh yes, theres the waitress :naughty:
My work experience is in a few week's time. I'll be going to work as an IT helpdesk type person at a local company. Unfortunately I'll probably be missing some of it.
I worked in the IT support department of one of Imerys Minerals UK branches. Wasn't too bad.