Elizabeth Hassan Internship Experience: A Journey To Learning

Having an internship gives you experience in the career field you want to pursue and it also allows you to gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world.

As a year three student in my University, it is mandatory to undergo 24 weeks of internship in any desired organization, as far as it is having to do with one’s course of study. I got to know about How Do You Tech when I attend their WordPress meetup. So I sent out my IT letter to How Do You Tech via email and  I got a mail from them requesting for a Virtual Interview, to be frank I was so scared being my first time that I would be doing such . On the scheduled interview day, Mary Job the owner of How Do You Tech was not available for the virtual interview, all effort to reach her was abortive, so I end up doing a Face-to-Face interview which was lively and Interesting.

My internship commence on the 2nd week March, 2020. The first thing I did was to setup How Do You Tech workplace communication ( Slack, Webmail…) on my PC. I started writing tech articles, scheduling social media posts which as never been done by me before.

Interning with How Do You Tech changed my coding orientation, from believing that coding is only meant for the genius, haha, so  i learnt HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS ( Cascading Style Sheets) on Freecodecamp.org and Skillcrush.com and I was able to create my CV using HTML and CSS and i published it as a site on Github. I was also introduced to an online learning platforms and WordPress, an open-source content management system (CMS) that makes it easy to create and manage a website . As an aspiring web developer WordPress as helped me achieved the goal of owning a personal website, check it out yourself *winks* ElizabethAnu Blog.

Towards the ending of my internship, I was among the Facilitator at Uwani Hub’s Coding Summer Camp for three weeks.The camp has made me understand how to manage and relate with kids and my colleagues a lot better, From forming a good bond with the children and the experience is amazing.

In conclusion my internship experience has been very rewarding because i have acquired and learned new skills. Having my internship done at How Do You Tech has enriched my knowledge in the tech field. I clearly understand more than i did before i started my internship. With this concluded internship my values have been strengthened, I am more aware of myself, my purpose and my strength.

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