And how I overcame them:
A challenge I had was learning how to communicate in a culture I wasn’t used to. I had to be flexible in order to communicate with my supervisor since they do business in passing as opposed to official meetings.
The biggest challenge I faced was the lack of meetings and official tasks. I love due dates and meetings that help me stay organized. Learning to work independently and take initiative helped me stay productive without meetings and constant communication.
I am a person who likes to be organized and know what is going on. It was a challenge for me to get used to not knowing what the next day would hold and not have set assignments. I got comfortable with going with the flow.
And how I used them:
I learned how to adapt to new situations and the cultural differences. In order to complete my tasks and do good work I needed to learn how to work the Italian way.
I learned how to communicate even more effectively to get my messages across language barriers and cultural barriers. I had to speak more slowly and use different words. I also had to choose when I spoke to my supervisor wisley to ensure I wasn’t interrupting her work.
I stepped out of my comfort zone in this internship and found new platforms to create content on. I learned how to use three new softwares and practiced using them often
Thanks to this experience I will be able to work more effectively with different types of people. I have become more adaptable, communicative, and creative during my time here. I am excited to continue gaining experience in my marketing career and i’m proud to say that I had a wonderful introduction to the international business world. I’ve started creating a strong foundation of abilities and mentalities that will help me prosper in my desired field of work. I plan on taking everything i’ve learned with me into my next job and using the things i’ve learned to create even better results.