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Mechanical Engineering"You were treated like a real Engineer and you were expected to behave like an engineer (even though you are actually an intern and may know nothing)." Full review »Ahmad Rafie , Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)Ratings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 5How many weeks was it for?32 weeksMonthly payRM 800What did you do?
You were treated like a real Engineer and you were expected to behave like an engineer (even though you are actually an intern and may know nothing). During my internship period, I was given tasks ranging from preparing tender documents for bidding, selling products to customers, and also hands-on work at sites. From time to time, we meet our customers to discuss about certain projects. I was also entrusted to organize the company trip. During my stay at Dyna Segmen, I went for holiday twice with them. I was also invited for the company trip even after I ended my intership. (free holiday. cool right??). The most difficult task given to me was when I was instructed to go offshore onboard customer's FPSO for a major engine overhaul. It was difficult because I didn't have any experience going offshore and I had to lead a team of foreman at that time. The jobscope is to perform major engine overhaul for one of the ship generator engines. It was tough, but made it. After all the hustle onboard that FPSO, we raked in RM80000 for that job and it was satisfaction. Satisfaction for being able to complete a difficult task and also satisfaction for bringing in money for the company.What did you learn?
My internship exceeded my expectations by a huge margin! This is the moment where you break away from your comfort zone and learn new things and acquire new skills. All those tasks indirectly made me a better person with a positive mindset. On the technical side, I did learn a lot about Polyurea coating and also offshore painting system. I also learn a few things about pipeline repair technology and products. But all these knowledge are not such a big deal because we can read about it. What I'm grateful for is the soft skills I acquired over the 8 months period. Just imagine, on a daily basis we needed to interact with so many people such as customers, colleagues, suppliers, our boss and other people I met along the way. All these in a way helped me to polish my communication skills. Not to mention my negotiation and persuasion skills when we met suppliers and asked for the best deals.The task given also indirectly taught me how to seize opportunity. I used to sell stuff with huge profit margins and bring in lot of cash for the company when I realized there were no competitors. I also learned a lot about friendship and networking.Was your supervisor supportive?
My mentor ensured I gained from the internship, actively involved me and made up for lack of structure with active improvisation. My supervisor was the best mentor I had so far. He is dynamic, on top of his game, and very cool in handling difficult situation. He wasn't very involved in my tasks, but when I needed advise and help, he was sure to be there.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
There is nothing to be improved. The environment is great, the people is great and there are so much energy within this organisation. Well, maybe the company needs to buy more computers/laptops.Advice for future interns?
Any Engineering students and IT students will definitely benefit from this company. Anybody with social skills problem is encouraged to join this group. Anybody with low self esteem will definitely want to join this group. Anybody who loves adventure and get satisfaction from solving difficult problems will surely enjoy being in this group.