It’s my first day at MGB Metro HK Ltd. Well it is not really the first day, I have been here for the past 6-8 weeks, coming in every once a week usually either on thursdays or fridays. For the next 3 months or so, I will be here full time. This internship came about after I won 1st prize for a design competition hosted by Real (Germany hypermarket) and MGB METRO Hong Kong Ltd. It was rather a pleasant surprise because I always felt that I was quite old fashioned with my design sense. Well, that’s what my lecturer once said.
Unfortunately, I am unable to to show you guys my work because of the confidentiality clause I have signed with this company. The clothes I designs are in sampling and production phase right now. They will be sold in Real hypermarket in Germany in F/W 2015. I have been given a couple of design projects to work on for this internship. They include, baby essential kits, maternity wear for spring summer and kids christmas special edition for FW2014.
From what I have heard, usually interns are not really treated well. They are usually made to fetch coffee and run errands for the boss. Over here at MGB, I can sense that this is not the case. Since this is a big organisation, I feel like I am part of this organisation and am treated like an equal just like the others.
Being a mature student, I really miss working in the real world. School can be darning at times, that's probably because of my age and experience in life. I am definitely not the typical 18 year old whose mummy and daddy is the one paying for school fees and have no worries in the world. I am a mother, expectant mother, wife and student. It is not easy managing everything but I keep telling myself that this is my chance to build my second career in life and I have to do it by hook or crook. Thank God for my 10 years of military training. Endurance and perseverance is the way to go for now.
I must mention that I am not paid anything during this internship. Instead I get to experience the sampling, production and eventually retail of my designs. This is an amazing opportunity for me. It’s that many times in life good opportunities come by and when they do, make full use of it and enjoy every bit of it. That’s it for the first day of work. See you tomorrow.