• Biology,  Fear,  Feelings,  Personal

    Internship 101- Update (2)

    After deciding that I didn’t want to venture into the science research industry, I was hoping that my internship would just fade away. I was dreading it. I don’t know why I’m so afraid of going into a new environment all over again, just like when I started out in my previous company doing part-time accounting work during holidays. Guess it is interacting with new people that gives me the jitters. . . HOWEVER, they didn’t simply forget me, like I thought they would. I guess they are really in need of interns. The person called and asked me to give them a reply by this week. In my fluster,…

  • Biology,  Business,  Personal

    Internship 101 update!

    Update on my internship interview, which went pretty well I guess, except for a little glitch! I was making my way to NUS centre for life sciences for the first time and it was pouring like mad! Tried my best to wave for cabs but most were occupied. But miraculously a cab stopped for me and I was able to reach just a little before the appointment time. I couldn’t find the professor’s office so I asked someone I met for help. At first she told me there wasn’t a room 02-15 and I was like, “Oh freak, please don’t play any tricks on me!” Then I asked for Prof…

  • Biology,  Business

    Internship 101

    So, according to my senior Fiona, it’s very difficult to get internship with life sciences companies after February and hence I started sending out emails to Principal Investigators. I received the first reply from a Prof and I was so excited that I thought his reply meant that I was accepted into their research internship programme. But he reminded me that I was being overly anxious, and that I had to undergo an interview before they decide if I can join their team. Then 2 other profs replied, I got confused and troubled. Am I supposed to go for all of them? Or am I supposed to just put all…