Ashley How, Operation Excellence Intern
Ashley How, an undergraduate at Nanyang Business School, is also an Operation Excellence Intern at AXA Singapore.
Still munching my breakfast on the way to work, I walk into my office to the area where I usually sit by the pantry. Every morning, I am greeted by the refreshing sunlight and scenic view from my 27th floor window seat. I love the idea that there are no fixed desks and you can choose where to sit in the office. Personally, I like to sit facing the window as sometimes it can take my mind off work and allow me to take a breather when I am bombarded with work.
My morning is made better with my amiable and fun colleagues that are sitting beside me at work. I go for lunch with colleagues in my team, as well as colleagues from other departments. I get to know more people, and I think that’s great!
(Ashley How is second from the left, in blue t-shirt)
The people in my team are fun-loving. We hang out after work and even have dinner together on Fridays to take a break from a long week. They have also invited me to join them in gatherings and overseas vacations.
As for work, I really enjoy what I do such as creating robots for automation and solving difficult bugs for different users.
Occasionally, my mentor will ask me out for a short catch-up and even host lunch sessions for the interns to mingle with each other.
During my time as an intern, I participated in a Masterclass session conducted by LinkedIn, where I learned how to better position myself to prospective employers; helped to deliver goodie bags to different households with cancer patients as part of Corporate Responsibility Week; and took part in the AXA Intern Challenge, where my team and I tackled real-life business cases.
I am grateful to AXA Singapore for these amazing experiences. I get to know and talk to many people, and have lunch with different people as well. I will cherish my time here. After my internship ends, I hope that the friendships formed with my team and the other interns will continue on. I look forward to asking them out for a simple meal and catch up on the times that we have spent together in AXA Singapore. I will miss my time here!