Learning new things

Saturday, February 25, 2006

My learning experience

I recently completed my honours degree in Tourism and I'm very happy that my schooling days are over. Now I'm looking forward to more demanding and exciting world of work. I hope it will be exciting as I think, because I will have to prove to my employers that I’m capable and competitive as my experienced colleagues. Lucky enough I'm one of the Internship holders on the World of Work Programmes. Where I have already learned how to dress formally, present my work and to take into consideration some of the things that I used to take for granted.

I also believe that there are lots of things that I still have to learn about the workplace. Things such as interacting with clients, colleagues, taking part in office meetings and presenting my work to others. I still have to prove to myself and to others that I deserve to be an internship holder. For me to be an internship holder I think would raise expectations from my employers and colleagues to produce good work at all times. That will put me under pressure to peform and will also encourage me to learn and listen to other people’s advice, so that I can produce work of a good quality.

At the same time I hope they will understand that I'm still new in the world of work and I still need to learn new things that were not part of my curriculum at school and I also need to adapt to this change, but I'm happy that I will be given an opportunity to put into practice what I have learned at school. Although I have fears about what I have learned at school that it might be different when it is put into practice. However I will learn even more about the workplace through the training component of the World of Work Programmes. I believe this will ensure that I am ready to make my contribution to any potential employer and I also believe that my strong drive and motivation to learn new things would help me to adapt to this change.