Welcome to The Real Interns of Bangkok series! Our two interns in Bangkok will be telling you about their experiences and what has helped them succeed. If you are looking for adventure or to broaden your skills, tune in and see what they have to say!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out 3 video “vlogs” where we’ll talk about how to get the internship of your dream, what to do once you have it, and how to make the most of the experience as it relates to future employment! But first, let’s meet Dream and Prakash!
Dream is currently a senior student of Thammasat university. He is studying Business English Communication. He is Thai, and now he is 21 years old. Throughout his university’s life, he has been exposed to lots of work experiences abroad as an intern. He completed an internship with a catering company in Singapore as a management trainee in his freshman year. In his second year, he joined a Work and Travel program in the USA and worked in an American restaurant. Recently, he was an administrative and logistics assistant in an international development organization in Thailand. Interning has helped him build organisational and people skills. He is now cooperating with the MekongSkills2work network to create the Real Interns in Bangkok. He is excited to share his internship experiences, along with his friend, Prakash. His favourite hobbies are playing badminton, watching movies and strolling around. Dream is not the one who easily gives up, but he works hard to achieve his goals. He always seizes every opportunity to learn and improve himself. One of those opportunities is interning, so he encourages all young people to improve their skills by interning themselves!
Prakash is currently on the adventure of a lifetime interning here in Bangkok for the MekongSkills2Work network. He is 23 and recently graduated from the University of Windsor with a degree in Law and Politics and here on the project, he’s expanding his skills in communications and data analysis, among other things.
One of his favourite projects so far has to been to put the Real Interns of Bangkok together with his friend Dream. It was a lot of fun and very interesting to see that although they have had different internship experiences, several similarities stood out. If you’re about to graduate from University or are making plans for the future, Prakash would strongly recommend you considering interning- you’ll learn a lot about the field you’re working in, as well as a lot about yourself- what your strengths and weaknesses are and what you truly enjoy doing.
In his spare time, Prakash enjoys photography and running. You can often find him at home with a cup of strong coffee and a good book in his hand. His favourite these past few years has been Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid. His favourite quote is by the philosopher Alan Watts- “The reason why you want to be better is the reason you aren’t”.
Prakash hopes you enjoy what we have to say and best of luck on creating your own, unique path. There will be bumps and bruises along the way, but remember, there are many paths to the top of Mount Fuji!