Internship Update – Robin Lis

This Wednesday marks the half way point of the program here in London. Which is absolutely crazy, because it feels like I just arrived. However, I’ve now been here for almost 3 weeks and I’ll be wrapping up my second week of my internship soon.

I work at a company called WorldWork, which is a global consulting firm to improve team working across international boundaries. So far, as a marketing intern, I’ve been helping to give feedback in redesigning the site and creating some graphics for the new site. I’ve also been doing various workshops to educate myself on global competency, but the biggest way I’ve learned these skills is by working in a global environment.

My office is small, but there are people from the UK, South America, Russia and the USA all in our small working space. So while I have been doing a lot to learn through programs, I’ve also learned a lot just from being in a globally diverse working environment. Honestly, working in the UK is pretty comparable to the US. The biggest differences I’ve noticed is the UK is a little bit more laid back and doesn’t adhere to deadlines as much. Things still get done, but there’s no clocking ticking down with the fear of facing the wrath of your boss if you’re not done at an exact time. (Granted, things still need to get done in a reasonable amount of time.) Also, the working environment, as I have mentioned, is so much more diverse. This isn’t really surprising, as London is probably the most diverse city in the world. So far, these are the biggest things I have noticed. I’m sure I’ll experience many more differences in the coming weeks.

Well, that’s all for now. Stay tuned for more internship updates later!