One thing I've learned in my internship at Powcast was that, great experiences come when you get out of your comfort zone. Shyness won't help us exceed our capabilities. It doesn't enhance our skills. And it doesn't allow us to nurture our inner talents. That's why this internship taught me to grab every single opportunity along the way. No matter what it is, or where it is, I know that I will learn something from it.
Since Powcast.net is a blogsite which is all about sports, Mr. Paulo Salud or what we call him Sir Pow, the CEO and founder of Powcast, required us to write articles and had us attend various events regarding sports. He is very generous to interns like me. Even though he barely knows me, and he doesn't have a single idea about my capabilities, he still let me experience the things which was way beyond my expectations.
Trusting me to cover events and interview big names in the sports industry was very surreal and a confidence booster experience for a timid girl like me. I remembered my first time talking to Sir Pow and he asked me about my weaknesses. One of my answers was that, I'm having a hard time pronouncing the words that contains letter S and R. And that's why I told him that I prefer writing rather than reporting or talking.
But I think Sir Pow has something else in mind. He asked me to do a short reporting for the highlights of an event that me and my fellow interns went to. I wish I could say no at that moment, because reporting isn't really my thing. But even if I was turning pale because of too much nervousness, I still decided to go for it because one thought came in to my mind that moment. If my boss believes that I can, why shouldn't I? So I stood up, memorized the script he gave me and reported it afterwards. Even if I looked stiff and uncomfortable, I am still very happy because I did it.
Aside from events, Sir Pow also assigned me to write articles about trades and gossips in NBA and the results of each game in PBA. I know I've said before that I am into writing. Yes I am, given that it is my course in college, I've also been doing it since primary school.
But, there will always be a BUT. Sports writing isn't my forte. I'm more like into feature and editorial writing. That is why sports writing is really a challenge for me.
I realized that I have to step up if I want to excel and try something new. From then, I followed what sir Pow told me. To read a lot about my assigned sports because it will help me big time and make things easier. I found myself really into it, like I worked my ass off and read every book, blog and article regarding the terminologies used in sports writing just to produce well-written articles. And at the end of day, I know all my efforts paid off. Because my best reward was seeing my write-ups published online with thousands of views. It was indeed a very surreal and overwhelming feeling for me.
My internship at Powcast has come to an end. But the lesson I've learned and moments I have experienced will surely be remembered and treasured, always. Thank you so much to Sir Pow and Ma'am Chance for being so kind. Thank you for letting us experience those great opportunities. I would like to express my deepest gratitude and respect for the both of you. And oh! I would also want to apologize for being not so responsive online. It's because of my unstable internet connection. Sorry Sir and Ma'am. But I assure you that I have read every single thing. Forever grateful that I've been an intern at Powcast.
Thank you, more power and God bless always.
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This was some of the events I covered during my internship at Powcast.Net
A blurred picture (thanks to the shaky hands of my partner, Patrick) of me with the main event champion, John Joseph Tabang of Balikatan 19 - Road to Redemption at Hybrid Yaw-Yan Training Center in Annapolis, Cubao, Quezon City.
It was my first time watching an MMA fight up close. I badly want to scream out loud and tell them to STOP. I can't even watch it for a minute straight. I'm really really nervous that time. And to my surprise, I was assigned to take pictures. And taking pictures mean I need to go to the ring side to have some great shots. Believe it or not. But I did it. It was scary at first but I enjoyed it afterwards.
A picture with Mr. Andre Esswein. He's a very handsome football player, and he's from Davao Aguilas FC.
Taken at Color Manila Run press conference. It was really hands down fun!
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