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My First Internship

By | July 2013
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My First Job Experience
For teenagers, having a job is a way of making money, just a way of having extra cash for movies or clothes.  It makes one feel independent. Personally, it made me feel sort of like an adult. It taught me how to be responsible and to handle my finances. I had to learn how to take public transportation, how to interact with my coworkers, work with different types of people, and also learn punctuality. In a way, it was almost like I had learned real life skills in under 3 months. I will never forget my first job experience. It will always be a big part of me maturing and becoming a young adult. I had landed an internship at Agosto Inc., a computer company. Initially, my first thought was I’d be working in a cubicle entering data in a computer, mostly doing paperwork and barely talking to my coworkers. But boy was I wrong.  To my pleasant surprise, none of my predictions came true. Agosto Inc. was a modern, fast-paced company. They work with Google Apps and the latest technology like cloud computing. While other companies were going through financial troubles during the economic downturn, Agosto prospered. Companies turned to them to help them turn to Google. They helped numerous companies become more successful. This was Agosto’s first year hiring STEP-UP Achieve interns and I have to say they did a fantastic job. My first day on the job was June 16, 2012. I remember walking in very nervous and taking a seat. I glanced around and saw my expression was mirrored in my coworkers’ faces. Our supervisor welcomed us warmly and even gave out snacks. They clearly explained what they expected and walked us through the steps. I remember leaving with a smile on a face, happy that I landed my dream job. The first week was very informative. Our supervisors helped us become familiar with Google Apps. We played with it, did tutorials, did assignments until we knew what we were doing like the backs of our hands.  Finally, after a couple of weeks we were...
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