The thought of working would scare any students; regardless of what course they take. Internship certainly did give me a fright- I feel like what I have been studying for the past two years and half is not enough to equip me in the working life. Nevertheless, the syllabus of my university requires every Semester 06 of Bachelor (HONS) Architecture to complete a practical training of at least a period of fourteen (14) weeks. Initially, I planned to conduct my practical training in my country, Malaysia, with the rest of my friends. But after getting my results last semester, which turned out to be better than I expected, my design lecturers pushed me to intern abroad, specifically Indonesia. I’ve been told the architecture here is more vast and has a lot more to offer than in Malaysia.
I agreed and after doing a lot of Googling, I found RAW Architecture. I looked at the projects this firm has engaged with and was really impressed. The works are combinations of simple with intricate details slipped in encompassing the nature and pretty much the elements we can find all around. That left a good first impression to me, so I did more research on what’s the studio like. Fortunate for me, the ambience from my monitor screen looks very cosy and relaxed- unlike most firms with serious looking partitions and scary looking bosses. Without further ado, I sent in my resume- I wasn’t really expecting I would got in when I sent it but it was worth a try. I was glad I got in.
What I hope for after I complete my internship is that I get to polish my design skills as well as critical thinking. Next to that, I hope my soft skills would improve a lot; I figured this is especially important for presentations. I’ve been told that I have the potentials but a little polishing on my soft skills would help me go far. I certainly hope they turn out to be right. Lastly, I hope to make some good companions here- it’s always nice to have nice friends around.
I hope this is enough for a motivational letter and hopefully I acquire what I hoped for by interning here in that period of time. Also, I would like to thank those who went through all the hassle when I first came here with my family. The hospitality you gave us was a wonderful experience and you guys really did looked like a family. My father also is very grateful for the help you’ve given.