Nuria from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg gives us her first impressions of Singapore while completing a Public Relations internship as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes. 

5.6 million people, 5 official languages and three major ethnic groups, all packed into an area of 719km2, a tiny country but a very big city. The first thing one notices is the striking contrast between the 30-degree temperature outdoors and the cool air inside the buildings due to air conditioning. The second thing is probably the extensive variety of street food available: Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Western. The third thing is the welcoming nature of Singaporeans.

Luna Terauchi from the University of Michigan shares her London summer internship experience working in Human Resources as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes. 

Choosing to intern in London was a conscious push to get myself out of my comfort zone. After years of schooling and sustaining a comfortable academic routine, I itched to explore and understand what jobs were like in the real world. Other people might have chosen to intern closer to home, but I wanted to challenge and immerse myself within a new culture and environment. The reason I chose London was because it was a foreign international business hub, but still predominantly English speaking. I wanted a cultural experience, but didn’t want the language barrier to be a difficult obstacle to have to overcome for a one month internship.

Vimbai Mufunde from the University of Essex shares her experiences from her Madrid summer internship working in the non-profit industry as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes
This internship is nothing like any other job I've had before. The atmosphere is super relaxed, calm and supportive. I've swapped an office for workshops, formal office wear for summer dresses, proper shoes for chanclas and I'm loving every moment of it.

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Planning events sounds like a dream job to most well-organized creatives. But did you know “event coordinator” was named the 5th most stressful job in 2017? Negotiating with multiple vendors, meeting aggressive deadlines and achieving client goals is no easy feat. The right education and hands-on experience can help you build the skill set (and tough skin) it takes to become an event planner. This career road map and article outline the steps to becoming successful on this career path.

Jennie Wang from Bryant University shares her experience as a Hong Kong Fashion intern as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes

One thing I had in mind before coming to Hong Kong was that I wanted to study fashion. Fashion is what I dreamed of doing but I wanted to make sure it was the thing for me. I was having trouble finding an internship in that particular field but when I stumbled across Absolute, I knew this was my next stop. Coming to an unfamiliar land, I was excited but also nervous because I had not spoken to anyone who would be joining me on the same journey for the next month. But when I finally met the other interns, I slowly found my group of friends and now know I could not ask for a better summer. We've already created many memories together from having simple lunch breaks to meeting up after work. Due to the time difference I could not tell my friends and family back home about my adventure and my passion, so I decided to make another Instagram blog of my travels, love for fashion, and photography. Already a week into my internship and the biggest challenge I have already faced is getting used to asking for work instead of waiting for my supervisor to tell me. But my relationship with my coworkers and boss is gradually getting better and I plan to ask my company how I can assist with anything they need help with.

Vimbai Mufunde from the University of Essex shares her first of impressions of her Madrid summer internship as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes

I have never experienced love at first sight before but with Madrid, it was different. As a South London girl, I'm no stranger to a big city but the spirit of the Madrileños is unique to Madrid alone. Although I approached Madrid with some skepticism due to the ongoing competition of beauty with Barcelona, Madrid is indeed in a league of its own.

Jami Steen from the University of Southern Mississippi tells us about her Madrid summer internship in the Marketing industry as one of Absolute's Summer 2017 Intern Heroes. 

In the United States, I was told that Spain moves at a different pace. Yeah, no kidding. The nights are endless and slide into morning effortlessly. In the early morning metros, I play a game where I guess if people are going home for the night, going to work for the day, or maybe leaving the club to go to work. Either way, in the morning we all stumble sleepy-eyed onto the metro together. Work is relaxed; the heat takes it out of everyone. My friends and fellow interns—Meggie, Pauline, and Willem— and I all take turns brewing espresso. We stay pleasantly motivated by caffeine and hip-hop in different languages. Willem is building a website, Pauline is writing a marketing report, Meggie is curating content for online marketing, and I’m into marketing research. We sit together, and at lunch we push our laptops back, make sandwiches, and talk about everything. Relaxed right? But then there’s the language…most definitely the quickest part of the culture.  

Jami Steen from the University of Southern Mississippi tells us about her Madrid summer internship in the Marketing industry as one of Absolute's Summer 2017 Intern Heroes.  In the United States, I...

Shyam Thakker from the University of Michigan shares his current experience on his Singapore Engineering Internship as one of Absolute's Summer 2017 Intern Heroes

I’ve been in Singapore for about 4 weeks now, and I truly understand why my friends here have said that people who visit tend to fall in love with this city. What am I going to take away from this experience? Definitely a sense of adventure. Every section of this city is incredibly unique; you could spend an entire day just exploring Little India and Arab Street or hiking through MacRitchie or viewing the Gardens by the Bay.

Shyam Thakker from the University of Michigan shares his current experience on his Singapore Engineering Internship as one of Absolute's Summer 2017 Intern Heroes I’ve been in Singapore for about 4 weeks...