Getting the Hang of It

This summer, we asked our CAMP summer interns to share their experiences on our blog. Here’s Cheska Bernabe’s second post:

I have to admit, sometimes it’s really hard to be productive and actually work because it’s summer. But for some reason, this internship in PULSE has actually motivated me to work even harder than I usually do. With the many projects going on simultaneously in the firm, I always have to remember to take of note of when deadlines are.

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This internship has also made me a lot more organized! Around 2 weeks ago, Ms. Rovaira Dasig, the PULSE founder and my boss, created a page on this website called “Asana” so that we can be able to work on planning the launch party this year even though Ms. Rovaira is out of the country in the next few weeks. Okay, while I have to admit I did not know how to use Asana, I learned that it’s this application used by organizations that need to communicate and plan through the Internet, except not by email. It basically lets you organize dates, make plans, and chat with your co-workers. It took me awhile to understand how to use it, but eventually I got the hang of it! I also learned how crucial the planning aspect is in everything. We had a meeting regarding the budget, guest list, and so much more things on the to do list for preparing for this party. But I know that in the end, all this hard work will push through. We also decided on how the new PULSE logo would look like, as created by another intern named Jean from College of St. Benilde. The PULSE office will also be moved to Old Manila, or Intramuros. I was so excited when Ms. Rovaira asked me to look for possible designs for the new office! One course I am thinking of taking in college next year is Interior Design, so this project assigned to me was fun.

Last week, Ms. Rovaira gathered all of us interns for dinner as a “thank you” present before she leaves for the US. It was really of nice of her to treat us and I got to know more about the other interns I was with. Being the youngest one in the firm is pretty intimidating, but I am so grateful for the other interns who give me advice on things work (and not work) related. And I am really excited for what else Ms. Rovaira has in store for us!

I am so thankful to have had this opportunity to meet people who have truly inspired me to become a better person. My summer has been well spent and has been very productive in my opinion thanks to this internship! Indeed, perseverance is truly the key to attain one’s goals. Thank you CAMP and PULSE!

Cheska Bernabe is a student at Saint Pedro Poveda College.

The CAMP summer internship program is designed to provide high school students with professional work experience before attending university. Read more about the program here.