Four interns, three hours, two VPs, one conference room.
That’s what happened yesterday afternoon, summer 2012 intern presentation. I’ve been working on this presentation for weeks. Tweak the slides and change the orders. Finally it’s the time to give my internship a summary.
When I was checking the attendees yesterday, I found out that there’s another VP coming to the final presentation whom I’ve never met. Though I was a little bit worried about him, from most of the colleagues I heard he is a really nice person. His attendance is not something I can stop, so I guess all I can do is to try my best. In the morning I put on suits and heels. After practiced one last time in the morning, I had a quick and early lunch to guarantee I would be in the best mode. Then I spent some time printing out the slides as reference for the managers, put everything in the folders together with my business card and sat in the conference room to wait for 1:30 to come. I was the first one in the four interns and got a little bit nervous due to the waiting period. Then when everyone was here, we started the presentation. The content was something I’m very familiar with because of the practices. Though being interrupted several times throughout the presentation by questions, I told the audience a full story of the research I’ve found out. Two months study all concentrated to a 40 minutes talk. The other three interns all gave very good presentations. When everyone finished, the VP gave a very positive feedback saying great jobs. Then my supervisor, who is another VP, mentioned that this year the interns set up a very high bar for the interns next year.
Afterwards, I feel a little bit down. This Friday, for some of us, is going to be the last day in TETRA. Though only spent two months here, I started to like this city and TETRA. In August, I’ll head back to Waco to finish the last busy semester in Baylor. However, this experience in TETRA is clearly going to help me in the future career!