Interning at the Bangkok Post
Jonathan Chudley describes the last two days of his work experience as a Bangkok Post intern.
I started the day off by inputting some vocabulary into our website’s glossary. This was another skill I had developed just yesterday and to tell you the truth, it was easier than inputting articles using the content management system. But that wasn’t the most important bit about the day. The most exciting and most important part about the day was that I had the opportunity to interview a reporter. My interviewee, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, is the entertainment reporter and she is a pleasant lady to interview. I asked her questions about the famous people she has reported on (she has met a lot of famous individuals) and about whether she went overseas for these interviews or not. Sure enough, she has been to many countries around the globe (perhaps almost everywhere) and she has been doing her job for over ten years. She mostly does interviews, but on some occasions she would review a concert if it’s interesting. She can also select her own trips, which is one of the many positive things about her job. I also feel that she has put a lot of hard work into her job and I wish her good luck on her next assignments.
After lunch, I was set to interview another Bangkok Post employee. This time it was Sataporn Kawewong, a graphics designer. I was told by Mr.Fredrickson that he could do amazing things with these graphics and he was right. (See photo below) I interviewed Sataporn and asked him about his job. It seems that he used Adobe illustrator and Photoshop to create these graphics (he mostly uses Illustrator) and he does his job well in order to make the Bangkok Post newspaper as attractive and interesting as possible. This is something that impressed me since it shows that he has contributed a lot to the company. I’ve also discovered that being a graphics designer is an excellent job especially if you enjoy doing art. It’s also kind of unique as well since Thai newspapers don’t use many graphics and therefore it makes the Bangkok Post special in a good way.
After that it was back to inputting vocabulary, but it’s essential since there are going to be people who don’t know very much English that are reading the learning section of Bangkok post.
Today wasn’t going to be a pleasant day because it’s my final day at Bangkok Post before going back to my typical life at school. Yep, I was going to miss interviewing people, inputting articles and vocabulary, the employees and basically everything about this week’s work experience. While I was typing this, I was reflecting on the incredible things I did in this place. There was nothing much to do on my last day in this company apart from inputting more vocabulary and writing up my events in a word processor (which you are reading now) and in my log book. And of course, getting it signed. So as I thank the employees and everyone working with me in the company for their kindness and gather up my belongings, I would personally like to finish the day off with a comment. Work experience has been an interesting and enjoyable experience for me and working in Bangkok Post is amazing. The people there are polite and respectful, the tasks are well organized and basically it’s a place I recommend for your work experience.