Life of An Intern (INDUSTRIAL TRAINEE) | By Adetoki Pelumi
It is believed that whatever a Man finds to do now, must surely be done with his best efforts being put in place for such actions.
The world we live in today has become a place where by and large, every soul wants to have a reason to explain his success story to people out there. Even before leaving the phase of High School life, you get to start having some kinds of calculations up your head, trying to figure how best you really wanna make it out there when you have done with that stage.
Academics at a point in time becomes something you no longer derive pleasure in and the whole idea you have about it now becomes the tone of a newly released song which goes thus; “I just want the Certificate and let me just Graduate and Go Make it Out there” when the grades seems not to be so encouraging as it started.
Yearly, you see Graduates flooding outta various schools and 85% of them end up sitting back home after spending the whole 4/5/6 years (if no extra year sef) of draining moments in their life while in school all in the name of making a Degree and at the end, The Home they once left now becomes a sitting stool for them.
The question of When else would things get better??? becomes the subject of the day. You who haven’t graduated now join the bands of those who starts to think of creating a better life for themselves even before graduating and option available for you is just “INTERNSHIP”.. (If you don’t know the meaning Now, better go look into it coz if you not there yet, trust me you surely gonna be nailed with such thinking someday be it now or in your penultimate level in school)
My Life Journey as an Intern within the span of two years (mostly done in Lagos tho due to the opportunities available in this territory) made me reach a conclusion of sharing what it really feels like to live such a life all because we just want to have something up the C.V now that the system wants Graduates to have working experience before they can get a better paying job offer immediately they done with schooling. (What a Life!!!)
The question of How possible can that be? Brings about the idea of engaging in Internship programmes with firms that are well recognized on the Society of Today be it from any sector, provided you meet up the requirement, you surely gonna be picked and the experience starts from there.
If you had ever lived the Life of an Intern, I’m sure you gonna have an idea of what am trying to explain in this article of mine which I tagged as;
“LIFE OF AN INTERN. (INDUSTRIAL TRAINEE)”.
Every day of your Life, you get to wake up to a new start of the day with shining bright daylight reminiscing on how to make a better future for yourself and those around you as well (be it by blood, family relations, friends even down to strangers). The early parts of your life start with the thinking of just achieving all at once, in a blink of an eye. A time comes where even while in school, your thoughts are eluded with the passion if creating one of the best reputations for yourself in that outer world.
The impression had at first by you though, seems to be that of being spoonfed by Family all years long even when it’s gonna be short lived at a point. The general hearsay of graduating outta Higher Institution and no assurance of getting a job becomes the breaking news of the day. It overcrowds your mindset like that of a heavy load placed at the back of an animal, who has no strength to grab its feet smoothly on the earth surface.
The story of your Life then becomes that of one who had lost its route even before getting to his final destination i.e, Your academics on your mind; you just have to pass and make it. Your Life in the outside world after leaving the four walls of the school surface becomes an issue, on the other hand, all in the name of you wishing to achieve the best in Life. Yet opportunities to help ignite that zeal and passion in you seem to be jeopardized by the thoughts of not having a job after graduating (All this spring up in your mind even while still living as an undergraduate oooo…Just Imagine! What a Life!!!)
A different set of questions keeps churning and burning deep down inside of you; WHERE DO I GO? HOW WOULD I MAKE IT?? WHAT STEPS SHOULD I TAKE???
Alas, an answer lies therein. Nothing other than the option of engaging in an Internship job. There and then, the search begins and hunting becomes the new tone of your mind call. The shades of your heart become an issue like that of ink being exhausted from the case of a black pen. You’re at a crossroad, left with no option but to move on with another ink through a blue pen this time around.
Not like your story is changing rather just the colors of events around you seem to be the one unfolding itself beyond your control like the ink of the pen aforementioned. You being the Architect of your life struggles and hurdles makes you more energetic to the point of moving on with the search for internship jobs. You search and search, some you find, a little bit of happiness comes down the streamline of your belly but the little update of what it entails end up shattering your dreams even before proceeding.
Then the search continues. You seem not to relent in the phase. The struggles become like that of a Life Racer who wouldn’t wanna leave the track without getting to the finish line. (More Like a DO or DIE Affair. Elemi lo maa last lolz).
Now, you’ve got a new offer, better than your requirements tho even comes with a payroll to cater for your needs at the moment, though timed taken a lot, stress on some days, but the relieve of leaving home daily and resolve of building your life career has started in full length. The smile that crosses your face is like that of a candle being lit with a light flame.
Though bright to an extent, but the candle keeps relinquishing at every moment the flames of light brightens i.e you have a career though with a big firm but the thoughts of it being that if an Internship job still doesn’t have a change in the story. WHY??? Cause its the only option available at your discharge for the time being.
After all, you craved for a successful career, Now you have it. So, therefore, Dance to the Tune!!! You end up doing some for months, others for a year but listen and listen good. No matter what comes may on the job, Always have this at the back of your mind;
Opportunities like this weren’t there for generations before yours. So in essence note;
- YOU CRAVED FOR SUCCESS AND ONE WAY YOU GOT IT IS THE JOB
- YOU MUST LEARN TO ENDURE & ENJOY EVERY MOMENT SPENT ON THE JOB.
- YOUR SUCCESS STORY STARTS WITH THE INTERNSHIP CAREER. I.E THE JOB
- YOU ARE. A GOAL CHASER ON THE JOB.
- YOU ARE THE ARCHITECT AND PROTAGONIST OF YOUR LIFE’S FORTUNE STORY ON THE JOB.
- UTILISE YOUR TIME WISELY & EFFECTIVELY ON THE JOB.
- LASTLY, ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT IT IS JUST A PHASE IN YOUR SUCCESS STORY NOW. (It’s TEMPORAL)
The more you learn to apply this, the easier your chances of extending your contract of investment for a startup (better offer though) in such a sector you find yourself. Always feel the vibe to create a life for yourself Now with the right connections being put in place by You. Do not wait for parents to help solve your problems as regards your life startup. They are the bridge of their own phase.
You are meant to pick up yours from the scratch Now!!! Do not wait till you are neither being told nor pushed. Your Achievements today, are for your own glory and celebration Tomorrow. Do not be in a haste but rather, learn to make hay while the sun still shining and let it be worthwhile. YOUR SUCCESS AS AN INTERN TODAY HAS AN IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING EVENTS THAT MAY STEP IN YOUR WAY SOONER OR LATER.
“INTERNSHIP IS A LIFE, INTERNING WITH A FIRM IS A WORLD OF ITS OWN BUT ONE THING REMAINS, WHICH IS YOU! YOU!! YOU!!!.” – PEHLLZ
“YOU ARE THE INTERN AND YOU MUST DEFINITELY LIVE UP TO THE STANDARDS THAT WILL BEST DESCRIBE YOUR INTERNSHIP MOMENTS AS THE CAPTION CONNOTES “LIFE OF AN INTERN” -PEHLLZ
Permit me to ease the way by stopping the scribbling down of my thoughts as an Intern at this stage. I hope you learn and value such life Now. Thanks.
Name: Adetoki Pelumi
Lagos Chronicles Writer.
Mail: [email protected]