In the future I want to work in Japan, or with a company that will allow me to work between Japan and the States. I thought MIC would give me great business experience, expose me to Japanese work culture, teach me useful business skills, and allow me to improve my Japanese simultaneously.
Lifting heavy tables – just kidding. I initially came to MIC with the impression that I would be a full-time web programmer, but in reality I have been working on a wide variety of projects. I have only been here for a short period of time, but I havetranslated over 15 webpages, created a mobile site, made advertisements, modeled for gasoline stand banners, subtitled videos, attended many business meetings, travelled to anothercompany for a meeting, written countless business reports,researched marketing and globalization strategies, and moved many many tables. So far it has been very busy and exciting.Everyday offers new challenges.
Lunch ends and I get back to my projects.My schedule is pretty vague, but that's because I have different projects everyday.
Somedays, I have a meeting around this time. I gather up all of my reports and present them to my bosses.
My work day is done, and I start making my way to the gym or back home.
Was there any difficult work at MIC? What did you do accomplish it?
I have not been here very long, but so far I have received one really large project, and that was making a mobile version of our inbound webpage. This project required me to pace myself, set small goals everyday, and ask for a lot of help from my supervisor Mr. Okagaki. It was a lengthy process, but I got it done!
This internship is a great opportunity for college students looking to explore their career options. There are a variety of tasks to be done and you get a good taste of everything. The employees are very helpful and welcoming, and you will definitely learn a lot from them. Overall, I would recommend this internship to any college student.
To my fellow college/university students,
Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I am not even fluent in Japanese and here I am working for a Japanese company and having a great time. Just don't be afraid to get out there and try new things. Especially, now while we are young. It will all work out, I promise!