Hello! My name is Patricia Joanne and here I want to tell my story. I’m sorry the title is not defined yet because I still don’t get my job title. In my case, the internship job title. On this semester’s holidays, I want have an internship job since it was also one of the mandatory things to do if we wanted to take undergraduate thesis (skripsi). But I still didn’t get it.
I once tried an internship because I was called specifically after winning a competition in GEMASTIK, but I thought I was rejected since I never contacted anymore by the HR. It was my first time visiting a startup office and having an interview. But because I didn’t have any experiences, I failed to give my best impressions at that time.
Luckily my friend Shofi, which was also the ambassador of Glints, suggested me to use Glints. Actually, I already knew Glints as a portal for job seekers but I didn’t know students like me could search internships specifically in that website. After knowing that, I directly made my account in Glints and found a lot of internships to apply. If you don’t have your account, I really recommend to make it in Glints here and complete your account. The profile is very important to fill because the profile will be the first thing that company will check. I filled it as much as I had about myself especially the experiences field. After that I directly went to the internship tab on the website. I really liked the UX of Glints website rather than other job seeking portal websites because of this tab. Searching internships has never been easy like this. I applied to some internship jobs in the website. I waited and waited but some companies rejected me.
I was worried. Was there any thing wrong in my profile? Were my skills not enough for being their interns? I had thought a lot about my past which I mostly spent into organizations and committees. I wanted to improve my soft skills by being busy in organizations and committees. But at the same time, I forgot the purpose of me being an Informatics student. I should have good hard skills too especially in programming, the field that I studied. I realized that I only studied when I had homework or tests. I had been in university but too bad I still had studying mental like a school student.
That’s why I want to change from this time. I don’t want to realize too late about what should I do in the future. I should know what field I mostly like and good in it. We don’t want to work on the field that we don’t like right? Actually, I like almost every fields in Computer Science but I am only good in some of them. I choose UI/UX field and front-end development as the fields that I want to learn a lot now and in the future.
Applying for internship is just the beginning. If I can’t give my best while applying for internship, then I can’t be good enough for getting the real job. I learned that I should balance my hard and soft skills rather than only improve one of both. I want to thank some websites, blogs, and books that I’ve read because I got some good motivations about job seeking especially for Glints’ Instagram. I love the designs of the posts and stories that Glints’ Instagram shared and it made me often checked it out. One of my favorite posts in the Instagram is this post which is a discussion session about a field with some experts and fortunately it is about UI/UX field.
Finally, I got two companies who wanted me to visit their offices on January next year. Wish me luck to get one of those internship jobs! In the end, I want to thank Glints Scholarship to give me a chance to tell my story. I couldn’t tell any tips and tricks about job seeking, or even about career life because I didn’t have any experience in those things LOL. I hope when we meet again, the (job) title is already defined yet.