The following is an entry from our intern, Manu, during his 3 month stay from Belgium.
Today, in comparison with my other articles, it is with difficulty that I write this last. Indeed, after 9 weeks at NMY, my internship ends. Before joining the agency, I imagined more in business and my expectations have evolved gradually over the course. Today I realize how much agency learning is training. With the diversity of contracts, budgets and services on which it is possible to work each day is different. Moreover, with the language barrier, it was a huge challenge for me. Fortunately, with a team so qualified and caring I could only flourish and evolve. The atmosphere at work is always very warm and family and I know that when things are not going well, I can count on their support.
During these 9 weeks, I had the chance to learn a lot of things. I mainly work on a future strategy to promote our agency based on various aspects of marketing and advertising. After successfully completing this project, or in parallel with it, I have published some articles for various blogs of our clients, developed a contest that has had tremendous success and many other things. In addition, I was able to attend every meeting, and participate in many meetings, which were the occasion to be confronted with certain aspects that it is impossible to see in an office. However, the most important thing for me is the human values present in this company, which for me are just as important as professional learning. Few companies are so kind, understanding and symbiotic.
In addition, this internship really opened my eyes. Before my arrival, I was already thinking of going abroad to work at the end of my schooling because I did not see myself evolving in the professional world in Belgium. Now, it's a certain reality. After spending so much time out of my comfort zone more than 7000 kilometers from home, I am convinced. I do not know exactly where my place is yet, but I intend to travel to find it and maybe even come back.
In the meantime, my internship may be over, but it will not break my established relationship with NMY. So chances are you'll hear from me again.
See you soon, Manu.