I am working on my project’s newsletter currently. It features project progress updates, the methods used in construction and Setia International Centre event updates. This newsletter will be printed in thousands and sent to our purchasers.
I was surprised that I learnt so much, gathered a lot of hands-on experience, got to know many staff from across the region, was entrusted to take charge of certain marketing efforts and met prominent figures all in a three-month period. Every new day carries a different set of experiences. I had a log book (a university requirement) which I filled up at the end of each day, stating what had been done. At the end of three months, the log book was like a storybook, telling the reader of the different ‘adventures’ that the writer saw, felt and heard. And it was that moment I realised that the internship in S P Setia was very enriching.
The cohesiveness of everyone. For some (magical) reason, everyone gets along very well regardless of region, race and department. A very good example would be our Annual Dinner. We will not engage an external event manager to coordinate the event. Team Setia IS the event coordinator. From tasks as small as setting up balloons to big ones such as being the Head of Committee, from energy-demanding roles such as being a dancer to taking on a creative role such as being the prop-maker, every single detail is accomplished with the hands of Team Setia!
The value experienced is immeasurable. I gained self-enrichment and satisfaction of being part of a company that drives me to move forward. The pride comes with it too!
My development was tremendous. Every day was filled with many tasks to do. I assisted my team in carrying out different marketing efforts indirectly experiencing nearly every job done in the department.
I believe that an inspiring, positive and energetic leader is a crucial factor. He is able to harness the strength of a person and bring out the best of an individual for the company. This also sets a positive and motivating tone at the workplace. My then, manager was exactly that and I credit him for being one of the positive influences in my journey.