Curiosity Builds the Cat: My OJT Story (An Intern's Experience at Powcast)
They say life is about making choices, choices that can shape you or otherwise the one which will give you a lesson at the end. However, others say that life cannot be lived only inside a box that you’ll just get around with all through your life.
In my case, I’m that curious cat who jumped out of my comfort zone the moment I have decided and chose Powcast.net as my first step to achieving my 300-hour goal in lieu to fulfill the requirements of a graduating student.
I’m not a sports person. I really hate sports actually. I’m not the sporty nor the physically fit type to perform sports and I hated Physical Education in school. Even though I grew up watching my three big bros when they play basketball, I was just really there to support them and had not really inclined myself on learning the system.
It felt like a big risk that I needed to compose and ask myself first over a million times if I will continue pursuing this company. Because I know that I need to have so much confidence in entering this kind of job. But I realized that this maybe the way towards a better version of myself, and at least for once I needed to make a life decision on my own, so why not give it a shot?
From that day forward, the moment when Sir Pow presented Powcast's mission and vision to us and what it is all about, the events that we will be going to cover and attend to and the perks that we might get from this company, I got a little bit excited and somehow frightened. I finally stood up for myself and started to embody the system and tried to really absorb what it is I am entering. I secretly cheered and told myself “I know you can, yes you can! Go Girl!”
I never imagined myself interviewing someone who I just met and make the conversation become a spontaneous one.
I never imagined myself having the guts to approach a a person with a high stature.
I never imagined myself covering 3 events all just in one day with different locations without getting tired.
I never imagined myself being in line with the best sports photographers in the Philippines.
I never imagined myself writing a boxing article.
I never imagined myself dealing with Philippines most known basketball enthusiasts.
I never imagined trusting myself, making choices, make the most of everything and have done all of this by a simple: “You can do it.” Because somehow, sometime I used to be a dependent scared cat before Powcast came into my life.
I will surely never forget how this company molded me to become a better version of myself.
I will surely miss those sleepless nights and unlimited coffees just to finish my article.
I am going to miss those “Watch this video and make an article about it”.
Sir Pow’s “Please give updates every time you are in an event for people to know you were there”
Ma'am Chance’s never ending patience for my grammatical mistakes and unformed sentences.
Kuya Ian Genada’s “Don't call me KUYA, coz we are just about the same age”.
Sir Euge’s advises, Sir Yanyan’s approachable personality and lastly, Sir Aldrin’s thoughtfulness.
We may not have had enough time to meet the other members of this team but for sure they are as cool as everybody else and still hoping to meet them someday.
To Sir Paulo “Pow” Salud, thank you for making my internship story a thrilling, exciting, and an unforgettable one. It was truly worthwhile. You have a huge part of who am I today. Kudos to you and your team.
At the end, I have just realized that Powcast.net is the risk that I’ll always take if given another chance.
You are welcome to join us!
If you want to be an intern, a writer, a journalist, a photographer or a social media specialist, please send an email with your resume and a sample of your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.