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MY ASEAN Internship 2015A Rare Life Time Opportunity Full review »Nur Azlila Mohd Ramalan , Bachelor in Accounting, Graduate class of 2015, Universiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 5How many weeks was it for?8 weeksDate of completion09/2015Monthly payRM 1200What did you do?
How do I get chosen?
Awarded as Top Leadership and Performance student during Axiata University Leadership Development Programme 2014, with a reward of 8 weeks structured internship in one of Axiata Group Berhad operating company. Accepted the offer on 2015 to work at Jakarta (all expenses paid by Axiata Group Berhad).
Role Title : Finance Digital Services Intern
Chosen into Digital Services department by Finance Manager of Digital Services, XL Axiata.
Through 8 weeks of internship, all responsibility was given by XL Axiata. They treat oversea intern as an expatriate, which makes you feel comfortable to work with everyone in the department.
All work activities must be reported in weekly basis to Axiata Group Berhad via structured work & leadership reporting. Report submitted on 2nd week (Introduction), 5th week (Work progress) and 8th week (Final reporting).
Through eight weeks, you may be in contact with Axiata Group Berhad via message and skype.What did you learn?
Since Digital Services is a new and innovative area for telecommunication industry, strong basic is needed before finance support in the business is given. On early internship period, I took the time to familiarize myself with IT and Digital Services jargons while understanding daily operation business.
To build trust in work environment is important. On third week, I was given responsibility in one of Digital Services Business Units to project their business financial statements including valuating intangible assets hold by the entity.
At the end of my internship, upon accomplishing projected financial statement, I was entrusted to work in strategic team to use my projection into developing a better 2016 strategy for all the business units.
Overall, the learning curve is steep once you get into the room. Best take away was the working experienced in handling my own project, where to practice a great startup culture and making every ideas possible.Was your supervisor supportive?
Axiata Group Berhad supervise in weekly basis, basically by keeping in touch and taking care of our well being. It is nice to know that your parent company take care of you in time.
XL Axiata offer tremendous helps in keeping us, intern comfortable and feeling at home. They provide support and involved interns into company activities, such as potluck, weekly meeting and other entertainment as well (such as travelling aroung indo!).
Work wise, it is enough to said, supervisor keep you on track with your work. In case you are lost, or in need of help, or feeling out of the blue, colleague will always be there helping and sparing their time to guide you through it, provided you have work hard to solved your problem at the first place.
At the end of the internship, you will be reporting and making a final presentation to Board of Director in Axiata Group Berhad regarding your work in operating company.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
Prolonged internship period.Advice for future interns?
If any potential interns interested to join MY ASEAN Internship, do keep update with TalentCorp. They have others great company which participated in ASEAN Internship as well.
Advice, since this is an oversea internship mainly to cross-cultured and exposed students with ASEAN country working environment, students must be well-prepared physically and emotionally to experienced a challenging work life abroad.
Regulatory DepartmentYou will learn the telecommunication industry as a whole, not just Celcom. The regulatory department deals with other industry players such as Maxis and Digi so you will come to learn how they come up with an agreement and work around their differences Full review »Izzatie , BSc Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics and Political ScienceRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4How many weeks was it for?10 weeksMonthly payRM 500What did you do?
The department I was sent to (regulatory) would probably benefit law students best or those who love reading. You will learn how this department functions and about a telco's relationship with the MCMC (or SKMM). One of the task I had to do was to compare the percentage a firm would be considered as dominant in Asia Pacific and Europe. As an intern I had to do massive research job and I had the opportunity to learn about the telecommunication industry as a whole. But to be honest, 10 weeks is a bit too long, 6-8 weeks would suffice. Would ideally recommend 8 weeks.What did you learn?
Honestly, the internship has been rewarding. But as I said again, 10 weeks is slightly long. 6-8 weeks would suffice. My three mentors always kept me busy with either research job or reading tasks. Although my mentors were mostly busy, they would always take their time to explain to me about the technicalities involved in their field. They will also try their best not to make me feel left out and get me involved in their work. Biggest take-away? You will learn the telecommunication industry as a whole, not just Celcom. The regulatory department deals with other industry players such as Maxis and Digi so you will come to learn how they come up with an agreement and work around their differences. You will also come to learn the definition of the terms USP funds, DEL, ISDN, SSNIP test, HHI, HSBB, and many others. There will be random days where they don't have any work or reading to give you, which I quite honestly find it a bit of fresh air. During those times, I would work on other projects (outside work scope) that I am involved in. The whole experience has been genuinely interesting as well. Not just work wise but those random experiences such as having breakfast or lunch with your colleagues (read: average age in this department is roughly 30), random chitchats and advice they pass on, work ethics, the manner in which you have to write an official letter, etc.Was your supervisor supportive?
-What could be improved? What could you have done better?
-Advice for future interns?
Law students, curious students who enjoy doing general reading and research, book addicts. Notice that I've listed down those who enjoy reading because you'd have to face a massive reading task. But of course even if you don't, this is not a bad place to start. Besides, you're reading something you've probably never read before such as the Telecommunications Act, or a research paper. This experience would be rewarding to those who genuinely wants to learn something new because you will come out from the internship with fresh knowledge. Will have to warn you that if your idea of work is walking around rather than stay put, do not apply here. In this department you basically face your desktop on a daily basis.