Mind the Gap!

It’s week 3! And its flying by fast!

I feel like I’ve learned so much in these past three weeks about the culture of England and more specifically, London.

When I first came to London, I wasn’t expecting too much of a culture gap. I figured, we speak the same language so communication shouldn’t be too different… I was wrong. The UK is much more different with regards to communication than I had assumed. During my time in my internship I have learned so much about the culture of the UK, specifically London.

All of my supervisors and coworkers are from all over the world. I work with people with origins from Poland, Russia, Italy, South Africa and more. This is the most diverse workplace I have ever experienced. It is interesting to see how each employee incorporates a bit of their culture into their work but still maintains the culture of the UK. It is an exciting environment to work in.

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Other than the aspect of culture, my job is quite interesting. I have the opportunity to shadow people in my department and work closely with people from other departments. At first, the work seemed like busy work but I realized that what I was doing was crucial to the role of Human Resources and it gave me a better understanding and respect for the department.

It’s still early on in the semester and I’m eager to learn more about my role and the roles of my coworkers. I am also interested in figuring out how my culture fits into the company as well.

 

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