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Raw Talent Academy Internship – Shamila

Shamila Mahirban

Shamila Mahirban is currently interning at RTA from the employability scheme at Harrow College. Here she provides her view on her first couple of weeks.

My first week as an intern at Raw Talent Academy

Being chosen as one of three interns at Raw Talent Academy (RTA), following their employability training at Harrow College, was a moment of personal achievement. I was oblivious of what to anticipate from the work itself as a corporate environment is something I was yet to experience, however I welcomed the opportunity with positivity and excitement, capitalising on the chance to perfect my functional skills and ultimately gain experience in a field I had never before been involved in.

I saw this as a chance to not only present my abilities to those I worked with, but also to highlight my current potential. After just a week, I felt I was steadily on the path to accomplishing this goal. From the internship as a whole, I hope to experience and get an insight to the business world, as well as develop skills that will inevitably aid me in becoming a better candidate in the highly competitive world in which we live.

The first project I had been presented with was one in which I worked with my fellow intern Devanir (you can see his blog post here). We were tasked to design and present a plan for a smartphone application that would promote RTA. I feel that our efforts in producing this plan before presenting it to Raw Talent Academy’s marketing team were inventive in terms of resourcefulness, as we received positive feedback which provided us with the motivation to move on to the next project with inspired and committed minds.

Following this, I had also been given the opportunity to complete an individual project which involved creating a presentation for Kerys Nathan, a highly inspirational and prestigious figure who presents her journey of her own success in the form of speeches before crowds. I had been a part of her audience at the Harrow College awards evening 2014 and feel I myself had gained a valuable insight into the working world as well as learnt what to expect and how to achieve. Thus, I was proud to be given the chance to be involved in one of her upcoming speeches by creating a short presentation for her to convey her message as efficiently as possible. The project itself was something I had not done before as it was one in which I worked alone, solely displaying my creativity and presenting my ideas to the marketing team. Upon completion, I was glad to hear my first attempt at the presentation was successful, invoking positive feedback.

Overall, the experience till present has exceeded my expectations as I felt I have attained a vast amount of experience, more so than I had anticipated from a mere week. I am looking forward to further expanding my knowledge and experience within this field, and also taking away the vital skills I learn with me and applying them across various instances within the remainder of my working life.

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