Today was my last day at Talent Search People, and I have to admit that hugging everyone and hearing their good luck wishes made me a little sad. I worked with a really great team these past couple of months and I will miss them.
It’s tough for me to pinpoint what exactly I have learned from my internship. Looking at it as a whole, I think the biggest takeaway is the confidence I gained. It’s pretty impressive to think that you can go to a foreign country and work at a place you’ve never been with people you’ve never met, some of which don’t even speak your language! Stepping out of your comfort zone is about the best thing you can do if you want to grow and learn, and this experience was perfect for that. I’ve also gotten to talk to people from Portugal, Germany, Finland and other countries and helped some to get interviews for an internship. That is a very good feeling!
One thing I can say for sure is that I am very comfortable with resumes now and I know what looks good on them and what doesn’t. Staring at them all day was not the most exciting job, but I am surprised by how much I think it will help me in my own endeavors to find a job this year.
This internship introduced me to Human Resources, which I’ve found that I really enjoy, and it has taught me some valuable skills and lessons, but my favorite part has been the people. I haven’t had the opportunity to work in an office environment, but I never imagined it would be such a fun atmosphere. My office is especially great because each person is from a different country, so we ask eachother questions all the time and learn about our differences. I’ve had a blast and I would love to do another international internship if I get the opportunity.
Leaving is bittersweet, but the memories we’ve made here will last forever and I am ready for crispy bacon and iced tea! Adios, Barca!