(台灣 KPMG實習生 謝同學)
The internship is drawing to an end. I learned a lot of things that I couldn’t learn in school. I knew the different in school and the workplace. I learned a lot in every case and remembered all mistakes that I was told to improve. I think that the internship can help me to develop skills which are needed in workplace. I can become an outstanding person after the internship.
The teachers told us that we should take the initiative to ask in the workplace. I was afraid to ask question in the beginning. Whether asked the in charge about the problem of working paper or asked the client for the analysis I was afraid to ask. I was worried about the question what I ask was too simple that I could not get the main reason about the analysis. I think that one of the advantages working in KPMG is that everyone is willing to teach each other. This kind of friendly working environment can let the new employees more quickly get on the track.
I was very busy every day. I think that the busy degree between the school and the workplace are different. To attend the internship we should prepare the mid-term and the interview in the same time. It let me feel hard to finish it. Now I think it just piece of cake. In the workplace I have to handle the case in that week and clean the note from the manager of the case before. There are lots of things forces me to move forward every day. Although it let me feel pain, it is the kind of discipline. Especially in the annual report, we also need to hand over the school homework and the work. I should have good time management to finish all the things to do on time. After the work, I think that people is able to inspire potential under the pressure.
I get the skill of asking question until the end of Q3. The analysis which I did at first always be returned to ask again. Now I understand that I should think about the probable reason before asking the question. I was feel frustrate in my first annual report. Because it had lots of details needed to check that I didn’t notice. The working paper that I hand out to the in charge was in defective. The in charge thought that I was not in attention to finish the work. Then I saw an article on the website of Cheers. It said that to be accused of disappointment was because they were in high expectation. Maybe the in charge had expectation on me that told me I should do the working paper in attention. I knew that I underperform in that case so I took notes to remember all the mistakes to prevent myself not to do it again.
Although it is busy and tired, it is also feel enriched every day. Every case will face different situation. In the course of the internship, I have the bitter of handle too many things on the same time. I also have the happy time of celebration of Q2 and attend the family day. Once I doubt that it was worth or not to attend this program. Now looking back for these days, I trained lots of skills and inspired the potential. These harvests could not learn in school so I think that it is worth to attend this program.