As I wrap up my last week here in Sydney, I am torn. Part of me wishes this summer experience could last forever, but a big part of me is very ready to head home and be in the same time zone as my friends and family. I have been away from home for long periods of time, but never have I had a 14 hour time difference between. This is what makes it difficult to be alone in a big city, the lack of communication I have with my loved ones. But at last, after ten long weeks, I will be back in Michigan and ready to catch up on sleep. I thought my last week at work would be a bit relaxed, considering I am leaving, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I am still running around the office trying to finish up the last details of my projects and honestly, I am loving every second of it. Looking back at this summer, I learned so much about my future career field. I learned skills beyond a computer, I learned about communication and professionalism in the workplace. I also learned to interact with important clients and respond to customers in a fast paced environment. My manager said this was a learning experience for him as well. He had never been in charge of an intern before and he told me he learned a lot from me as well which made me feel accomplished. I made a few connections in my future profession that I hope to keep in contact with. As for me, I have reinforced my desire to work in operations in the healthcare industry and I now have a solid background for recruiting season in the fall. Australia is a beautiful place. Whether I was in a busy downtown market in Sydney, on a train to work, or hiking up the coast, there was rarely a dull moment. That best part of it was that I got to experience this with fellow wolverines. Now, lets get through this 16 hour and 4 hour flight back home and sleep away the jet lag. I am ready!
- Remembering my First Day
- Lessons Learned