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THINGS YOU WOULDN’T FIND IN MY IT REPORT

Hello, my people!! How are you doing? Great? Thank God. I’ve been here and there, you know? Trying to put myself together for resumption. As you may know, I’m a final year babe now so all has to be in order.

Appreciate the incisors of a final year babe

I started writing this on my way to Delta State while listening to Easy by DaniLeigh featuring Chris Brown and I was supposed to edit and publish as soon as I arrived but I had to clean my house and I was so tired by the time I was done. Anyways, I continued writing this on my bed the next day while my roommate, Juliet was making funny noises in her sleep.

I tried to publish immediately but apparently, WordPress had other plans. I got so mad and uninstalled my app. Well, I’m editing now and giving you the gist.

My IT report was supposed to be due on the 26th but it was postponed till the 30th. I was so happy because on the 25th, I wasn’t even close to being done. It’s not like I’m lazy or anything (at least I had written my acknowledgments and I also had an idea of what the table of contents will look like). Plus writing here is so much easier and I had to give you the inner scoop. By inner scoop, I basically mean what I learned during my internship or industrial training as it’s called. I have a feeling that it’s going to help one or two persons and I don’t just mean intending interns.

Here we go..

So, my IT was a nice experience and I met a lot of new people but I will not lie to you and tell you that every day was great and fulfilling. In fact, there are days when I dreaded going to work. On some days, I totally skipped work. This brings us to my first point:

Punctuality is hard: I mean, how do people do it? It was easy at first when I was enthusiastic about starting but mind you, that was when I was still young and full of life. Yes, three months ago. I tried and tried and tried and then I couldn’t keep up. I know it’s because I always got home late tho’. The times I left the office at exactly my closing time are not so numerous. Anyways, these are excuses.
Despite the fact that work can be stressful, it is very important to be consistent and being punctual is key to being successful in a work environment because it helps you to be organized and in tune with activities in the office.

Office people can be frustrating: Yes, I said it. Members of staff will annoy you or insult you and you won’t be able to reply because you’re just an intern. See, there was a point that I thought I would choke. One thing I realized tho’ is that as a person if you keep taking things to heart, you’ll keep on hurting yourself. I feel that there are some things that should just be overlooked. I’m not saying that you should allow people to take you for granted. God knows that I didn’t allow it to get that far because I’m the last person that will be the subject of ”see finish” but I had to be respectful no matter what. I tried as best as possible to have it at the back of my mind that I was only there for a period of time and I didn’t have to bring out the Warri spirit in me because people were watching. So I tried to endure because I didn’t want to leave on a bad note. I’ll give myself a 6/10.

If you have read up to this point, I hope you get what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to give solutions to issues that plague interns sometimes while trying to share my own experience. So, point number three:

IT Supervisors should be called messiahs: The week after I was supervised, it was just as if I didn’t have anything to prove to anyone again. Like, my supervisor literally came to save me. I started taking days off by myself without taking permission from work. I totally became lazy and uninterested. At first, I was feeling good until my industry-based supervisor pointed out to me that my performance had dropped. I felt bad because it was as if everything I had been doing was just for show and now, my true colors we’re coming out. A lot of other things were involved in my deteriorating performance especially the fact that I kept reminding myself that my IT was just 2 units but you see what I said about consistency? Take note of it because it matters a lot.

Funny enough, if you don’t want to work nobody will force you: It’s true because you’re a boss. Intern or not. But what will it profit you to come to the office and press the phone or watch movies throughout? I realized very early that because it is an office environment, the members of staff are often busy. In order for you to learn, you have to put yourself out there and ask questions. My dad always says that you can’t go wrong if you ask. If you say you just wanna come to the office and chill, nobody will disturb you but how will you acquire the knowledge you’re supposed to get? Most people will say that going out of your way to ask questions or volunteer to work is over sabi but the same “over sabi” nature was what enabled me to be able to go out for two Vox pops and file a news report that the editor used (and even added a byline) in my first week. It’s one of the things I’m proud of and do not regret because whatever it is you learn, no matter how small stays with you.

Las Las, I still left: I used to remind myself that I wasn’t there permanently especially on days when I started feeling like a staff (like the day I was given a Nigeria Info T-Shirt) but I wanted to be remembered. I don’t know if I will be but I tried as best as possible (tho’ I lagged behind during my last three weeks) to leave good memories behind. I also learned a lot and left with a lot. I met new people, made new contacts and friends and the thought of knowing these people makes me excited about the future.

Now, I’m just going to say that it was a great experience but I’m sincerely glad it’s over. I’m still contemplating if I would want to be working from 8-5 in the future but at least there would be pay.
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Cool Fm, Nigeria Info Fm, and Wazobia Fm. Shout out to my Uncle, Aro Leonard for making it happen.

Proof of Completion

Juliet was still asleep by the time I finished writing and I tried to convince myself to sleep too because I had been up since 3:20 am. I don’t even know why. Also, I was trying to make my blog posts short but as you can see, I didn’t exactly succeed.
Thank you for reading my IT report. As much as I would love to tell you that I’m done with my main IT report since tomorrow is the 30th, I’m yet to write my summary and recommendations. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to write the real one.

Love,

‘Ruona ❤️

P.S:

You know that feeling when you want to give someone gist and you’re not able to and you start feeling like it’s stale? Well, that’s the feeling I’ve been having since the 26th. I don’t want to feel that way again.

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I'm Oseruona Asak, popularly known as 'Ruona. I've finally put myself out here to share my thoughts since I often need to share what goes on in my mind...

68 thoughts on “THINGS YOU WOULDN’T FIND IN MY IT REPORT

  1. Honestly rouna I support you 100% with the fact that punctuality is hard and office people can be frustrating!!!! Damn I wanted to knock out some people during my IT(😁) just kidding though, but in all the experience was worth it in the end.😎😎

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  2. I totally agree with that punctuality. My internship is still in 2 months. I don’t even know what I’m going to face. But reading this has given me a slight idea on how it goes.
    Favorite music at the moment: Love song by Lana Del Rey.

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  3. Didn’t get anything because this is exactly how my IT is going 😂😂 especially the fourth point, if I don’t wanna come to work no soul gives a damn.

    Nice one Ro! 👏👏

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  4. I would love to gist you too buh the experience is kinda mutual . This made me understand that I’m never alone like the struggle is not one sided and eventually we would all grow up to be responsible grownups regardless. 🤗🤗

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  5. Nice write up
    Leeme gist u small of my own experience
    NYSC posted me to a local government council as my ppa(place of primary assignment)so getting to the office,what the staff do in the office is just gist and laugh and the most annoying thing is that I can’t understand what they are saying cus it’s igbo☹️,so I thought of what I can be doing in the office at least I should be useful even when there’s no job to do…..so I a thought came to me that I should be cleaning the office every morning,like I have to sweep and mop,clean the tables and chairs in the office that was what I was doing,so some of my colleagues said am doing”over Sabi”cus they have a cleaner in the office already;but I find no big deal,I enjoyed doing it cus that the only thing I can offer as a Cor member,but thanks to God it’s all over cus am passing out on Thursday….No matter what you do make sure you are punctual and consistent to it…..🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  6. My dear, anything worth doing is worth doing well.
    Be useful wherever you
    find yourself ‘cos you’ll be remembered for your good work.
    Dedication and discipline – very important.
    Good write up 🤗

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  7. Punctuality is really hard my dear😩 I remember last year when i did my teaching practice, i was to come to the school before 7:30am. For 3weeks i tried to come early but after my first supervisor came I couldn’t keep up. I was always late and i had so many excuses to give🤣🤣 After my last supervisor came, i refused to go again and the excuse was that i was in the hospital cuz i did surgery🤣 (Lord forgive me!!)
    Nice post btw!!❤ ❤

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  8. Yeah… This is nice… And very true… Congrats dear… I actually took a screenshot a page thats meant 4 me… Yeah… Buh u left ph without us hanging out… Lol

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  9. Time well sent on reading this blog📖
    I can’t agree more that punctuality is very important and also taking the initiative to do things or ask questions as well. It helps to enhance your knowledge and confidence.
    I’m glad you did so, nor be over sabi my dear. God bless you and see you through every task ahead.
    My favourite music right now (Kelly Hansome – slavery in Africa)

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  10. Awesome! Good to know you didn’t miss the lesson points too. Klyvok said it so well, it’s ‘…a demo of the real world’ but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Remain lifted!

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  11. Awesome! Good to know you didn’t miss the learning points too. Klyvok said it so well. It’s ‘…a demo of the real world’ Thank God it’s nothing you can’t handle. Remain lifted!

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