Life, Sightings

Am loving the atmosphere here…

Ogilvy Lanyard

Ogilvy Lanyard

I will be here for till the last day of the year!

First day was really fun.. reached the office early today.. to be precise too early! I guess people are still on raya holidays and some might take the rest of the week off maybe… no jam going to work in the morn and back home! Reached work in 10 mins, reached home in 15 mins… a lil more traffic in the evening… but it was all good!

Was chatting with a friend last night on msn, he asked me if i was looking forward to start work? Am I looking ready? I have to say… I am so looking forward to my internship placement… Readiness wise, i guess i still am nervous on what to expect, suddenly being back in a working environment and my very first time stepping into the working world of the advertising industry. What more! Ogilvy is my dream Ad Agency that I would love to work in as soon as I graduate from RMIT or AUT (if i get the scholarship, but RMIT is my first choice).

After the induction from Angelina Villanueva, the Group Talent Director, Grace Chong, the Talent Management Executive, Zayn Khan, the Group MD of Ogilvy and Co, I went out for lunch with Chloe and my colleagues. I guess being the 2 IACT students here makes me feel all the more happy that I was one of the lucky 2 that got selected to be an intern.. Thanks to God and prayers from everybody! I also have to thank one of my favourite lecturers, Margaret Chew for giving us the contact to Ogilvy. Hope when I am back for my final semester I can get Margaret as a lecturer again maybe for Corporate Planning and Corporate Communications? hahah! Cross my fingers and toes! ;p

After lunch, thats where work starts!

I met up with my mentor, Lily who is the Account Director in Ogilvy Action. She is also from IACT! From iaa07! I am from iaa70! My senior 63 batches in front of me! Will learn as much as I can.. heard she is really good!

I got a bunch of works to organize in to folders which was done today at work, and I got to check copy and colour seperation stuff to check to make sure things are in place.. I guess it is a small part of what is to come, but I actually found it fun!

I have to say I am glad to have great, friendly, approachable colleagues to work with through this intern period! Got a coffee machine in the lounge as well, lol… got 8 drinks to choose from hehee.. and there is a recreational area as well.. with a billiards table! Great destress! Hopefully I get a chance to play on it when I have the free time!

I’m sure Chloe is settling in with her colleagues and mentor, on the 11th flr! Hopefully we have time to have lunch together during work!


Busy busy… and gonna be even more to come!

Ahh finally got sometime to sit down and have some free time!

Yess… free time! It seems like ages that I ever had free time! College work has been occupying soo much of my time that I really do not have the time to do anything!!

Have been out every night and coming home past 12 and before the break of sun light.. sometimes we don’t even go home!

I guess it doesn’t bother me so much as it is one of the things that I have anticipated for especially in the industry I am in! As the college promised, graduates from IACT college will be job ready and especially with field experience given to us by our industry experienced lecturers and also from internship!

Yes! As some of you might already know, I will be going to the working world after a while… this time… in the advertising an intern from October to 31st December! Roughly 3 months! I pray so so hard for a good mentor and I hope i can learn a lot!!

I have applied to a handful of agencies for an internship placement and 2mr is my first interview in a very long time… I have been seeking advice from my Account Management lecturer, Margaret Chew and she has been really helpful and am blessed to have such a good lecturer! I definitely have to put in a request for her to be my lecturer again in my last semester after my internship. I think it would be really fun to have her as a Corporate Comm or Corporate Planning lecturer! Oh Please please!!!