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FinanceVery rewarding experience! Full review »Accounting, Monash UniversityRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4.5How many weeks was it for?8 weeksDate of completion2013Monthly payRM 700What did you do?
Facilitated leadership camp, assisted the preparation of financial statements.A bit about your intenrship interview
Like a friendly chit-chat.What did you learn?
Leadership & Teamwork skills in practiceWas your supervisor supportive?
Very helpful & had both of our best interests in mindWhat could be improved? What could you have done better?
NAAdvice for future interns?
Know what you want before going in & try your hand at as much as possible!
Corporate Services - Learning and DevelopmentThe most inspiring place I've ever worked at - the environment is fueled with people with so much positive energy to change the nation! Full review »Cassandra Ong , Finance, Swinburne University of TechnologyRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 5How many weeks was it for?8 weeksDate of completion08/2014Monthly payRM 700What did you do?
Learning & Development (L & D) provides leadership development and talent management packages to organisations. My division head gave me a considerable degree of autonomy over my tasks, and allowed me to assist in handling accounts.
I was always accompanied by someone from the L & D team when meeting clients upon which we would understand their objectives, and then I assisted in developing highly-customised training frameworks tailored to their needs.
Besides that, I was asked to contribute to the leadership-themed myStarJob pullout whenever I attend an event with great takeaways.A bit about your intenrship interview
The HR Manager wanted to get to know me better, especially in terms of my strengths so that she could tap into my full potential. She also wanted to ensure that I was aligned with Leaderonomics' value.
I also requested to be placed into one of the most fast-paced divisions, which was Learning and Development under Corporate Services.What did you learn?
The department I worked in functioned like a consultancy firm. I learnt the importance of developing certain core competencies to be a good leader, ranging from personal mastery to business mastery (can be found on Leaderonomics' website). The other big difference here is that they believe in experiential learning, so the training programmes provided to companies aren't mere seminars, but rather, experiential - in the form of simulations.
They also showed that anyone can be a leader, even late bloomers. In terms of skills, you really learn how to manage your time, pay attention to detail and you are encouraged to be creative with ideas.Was your supervisor supportive?
The form of support given here is very unique. As Leaderonomics is in the business of leadership development, supervisors are always keen to help but they do so in the form of mentoring or coaching, which is something that they firmly believe in, rather than constantly micromanaging. They give you support with space to grow as a leader.
One of my supervisors constantly asks me questions which makes you think twice as she believes that through self-realisation, you learn more, which I found to be a unique way of coaching.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
I wasn't around most of the time as I was quite wrapped up in other programmes. As Leaderonomics is quite flexible, they allowed me to take many days off (which I replaced later as I love the experience there) but the gaps interfered with my ability to take on more client accounts, which also limited my ability to showcase my full potential to my supervisor. As mentioned earlier, as they give their interns considerable autonomy, it really allows you to show what you're capable off so if I had stayed around for consistent periods, I would have truly maximised my potential.Advice for future interns?
It's a very fast-paced department so expect to do a lot! Don't hesitate to ask questions as someone is always ready to answer. Also, take the initiative to ask for tasks to do as their fast-paced nature makes them overlook interns in rare occasions.