Oct 29, 2010

World’s Coolest Intern with Standard Chartered Bank

Okay, technically, i am considered a graduate, with a little over 4 months of working experience. So the word 'intern' brings back some aweful fond memories. Having said that, i just couldn't resist this cool opportunity from Standard Chartered. Take a look below and i bet you're gonna start writing your own entries too!

Standard Chartered Bank is on the lookout for the ‘World’s Coolest Intern’ to join the Breeze mobile banking team in Singapore. If Tweetdeck and Facebook are the first things to greet you in the morning and the last things you say good night to, you’re exactly the type of person they’re looking for!
Curious to know what’s in store? It’s nothing short of impressive:
- A 6-month internship programme with total remuneration of SGD30,000
- Perks includes training on social media and online engagement from Standard Chartered’s esteemed partners

SGD30k for 6 months for an intern job??!! You have got to be kidding me! That's like SGD5k a month. Okay, okay, money aside, I'm absolutely sure i fits into the facebook-ing criteria (To my bosses at work; no, i don't facebook at work!). It's an automatic ritual that i've got to do every night. Online, open mozilla and pops, without me realising it, my fb is on the browser. I am however, not a 'stalker' on fb. I don't stalks people's profile but i enjoy looking at people's pictures (especially those silly childhood photos) and post silly comments on my friends' walls.

I am cool enough to join this program because i am cool. Or so i think. I'll let you be the judge. I'd say i am spontaneous, decisive, works hard and play hard too! Hey, there must be a balance in life isn't it?

Spontaneous. Let's start with deciding to drive up to Genting spontaneously for a 2 hours 'mamak' sessions at 12am! One phone call, and 10 minutes later, me and 3 other girlfriends were on our way up to Genting. The funniest part was, none of us knew how to get there! We were ALL not locals (not from KL at least), all females and i was driving my small little kelisa. I must stress that it wasn't as reckless as it sounded at that moment. We just had a stressful week packed with finals and assignments, so when it was finally over, we just had to go somewhere. But, we ended up in Genting safely!

Decisive. It's not hard for me to make a decision. I usually do that in my group of friends. Where to eat, what to do, where to go etc. I can finish shopping in a five levels shopping mall in Bangkok (Platinum Mall) for 3 hours but still ended up with at least 5 dresses. I do however find it hard to pick that perfect man in my life.

Work hard and play hard! That's my motto. I've always had that in my mind. When i study, i make sure i study really hard. And when i party, it's gonna be hell of a party! I used to study for 8 hours straight,7 days a week. When i say study, i really mean just-sit-down-and-study-and-do-nothing kind of study. No handphones, radios, TVs and computers allowed. Locked doors and a big bottle of water. The same goes to work. I make sure my task is completed before going home and even if that means staying up in the office till 11pm.

Play hard. This is by no surprise, the easiest of the lot. After a long and arduous examination week, my friends and i will hit the club until 3am, followed by a monopoly session in a friend's house for 2 hours and a morning dimsum and more chit chats for breakfast! We'd usually hit the sack at 11am. XD

I've not achieved the ultimate coolness in my own judgment. I've yet to bungee jump (or possibly sky diving) and travel around the world. But joining this program would be super cool too. Definitely increase coolness by a few thousands mana points. ;)