Review on Sales and Marketing
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Love how rapid it was growing during my internship period; I had a strong ownership in the Sales and Marketing department in juggling challenging tasks while learning new sets of skills from my lovely manager and my charismatic boss. I learned to grow my competency to communicate with client via phone and personally while securing sales and meeting appointments; exposed to fairs and events (where they have generously invested a lot of confidence in me) and working in marketing projects that were going. It was where I discover many unknown skills and competencies I had all along and found my passion towards the service industry.
Work aside, I was lucky enough to join their quarterly team-building trip which was the most memorable event throughout my internship. Although only for three months, I was proud of what I was doing and accomplished, even until now.
Elfreda and Fei were both fun and professional. We clicked after 10 minutes of interview where they learned about me, both professionally and personally. We even had a good laugh in between and very often, I forgot that I was actually in a job interview. It was casual and generally they were looking for someone who 'has the similar DNA' (how Elfreda has put it) with Flexiroam and being myself in the interview, I got the position and became a 'Flexiroamer'.
As I felt that my ownership with Flexiroam was significant, I am generally exposed beyond the scope of Sales and Marketing. The three months had allowed me to learn about servicing various clients and developed my confidence through countless given opportunities and confidence vested in me. This allows me to be involved with the whole business operation and involvement with other departments. Also, I became knowledgeable of the telecommunication field and the rapid technology industry, along with the nature of the service industry. Through this, I learn new skills while mastering old skills that I have learned, everyday from the guidance of everyone in the company. Flexiroam has also developed me personally in understanding the appropriate corporate culture that incorporates work-life integration which welcomes everyone, irregardless of who they are.
Everyone in the company was accommodating and never fail to support me with open arms. As everyone is treated equally irregardless of ranks and positions, getting things done for the first time is easy as guidance were within arm's reach. Flexiroam too, practices transparency of information among ourselves to deliver the best to clients. VPs from own or other department were eager to feedback and constantly listen to understand the areas for improvement—the whole point of internship—learning. I received full attention and applauded for my accomplishments, that makes me want to be better.
The culture and settings were appropriate enough that I wouldn't want anything to be changed. Considering Flexiroam is still new and expanding rapidly, it has outbreak itself from being a SME into becoming a MNC. The only thing could have been done better is keeping the culture and 'DNA of Flexiroam' the same even in expansion mode, to keep it's authenticity along with the entrepreneurial growing-traits mindset of a SME.
Be yourself, be fun and be incorporated. You will never know how impactful that being a 'Flexiroamer' will be, even if it's only as short as a few months. It will be a rewarding experience working with a team of diverse workforce and truly authentic people; while unlocking new undiscovered potentials and outgrowing yourself as an intern.
Like the CEO of Flexiroam's work philosophy, Flexiroam firmly believes in work-life integration that breaks the boundary between work and pleasure; while challenging yourself professionally in a platform of growth. You will be more than just an intern—or 'apprentice' as Flexiroam puts it.