[What's On] Internship on Summer Vacation! - Nikki, FMBA'21
Interview with Nikki about Summer Internship
Internships are very popular with students who need to gain valuable work or research experience. An intern can work part-time or full time at a company for a specified period.
Today, SKK GSB PR committee was very delighted to invite Nikki to share her experience in Korea and obtain life lesson including how to find a summer internship in Korea. We will find out how the internship benefits her.
Nikki: Hi, my name is Nikki from India. I have been living in Korea since 2019. Before joining SKK GSB, I was working as a Business Development Manager at a startup in India. While working, I realized that I needed a more specific set of skills like Management, Negotiation and Digital Marketing to attain a well-established and stable position in my career. Since my academic background was Physics, switching into an entirely different field like a Full-time MBA was a considerable investment for me in terms of time and money.
We heard that you received a great internship through Hire diversity. What benefit will the internship bring to you and how it affect your career plan?
Nikki: Yes, I found the internship job description. at Hire diversity and I discussed with Mr. Sim about job description because luckily that profile was matching with my CV. He helped me a lot in finalizing the working contract and in obtaining immigration permission.
Now, I am handling the Marketing area for the Indian community in Korea. Prof. Eric’s Marketing simulation helped me a lot in understanding the working process in the Marketing department. Currently, I am handling the Marketing through Facebook, Google Ads, Instagram Ads, and YouTube Ads. I create promotional Ads on these channels.
The internship helps me to gain valuable work experience, develop a network with professionals, refine my skills, and in addition, receive financial compensation. Through this internship, I got an opportunity to travel locally to different places in Korea like Suwon, Gimhae, every weekend. I strongly feel that having hands-on experience will positively affect my career after MBA graduation.
What did you learn from SKK GSB? What do you want to do after graduation?
Nikki: SKK GSB turns out to be a magical platform for me. I am studying with students from11 different nationalities for group projects and students who have long experience in big MNC’s. I learned time management skills, as we must finish assignments and group projects within tight deadlines. Apart from that, negotiations, communications, and active participation skills improved my personality a lot. In terms of career guidelines, the SKK GSB program is very well defined and helps you to gain confidence before entering working life in a company. Prof. Raunaq and others are always available to listen and guide us through every confusing phase.
After graduating from SKK GSB, I want to work on combining the profile of Data Analytics and Digital Marketing. Together with the wonderful experience in Korea, it also helps me to develop my long-term Career plan in the U.S.A or Australia. I believe I would acquire most of the required skills of my dream job before graduating, as the SKK GSB course work is highly oriented towards the latest Job requirements.
Written by Yin Lin, SKK GSB PR Committee, Class of 2021