Importance Of An Internship

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An Internship is known as a professional experience that gives students the opportunity to gain practical skills in a professional environment. During my senior year at Instituto Alberto Einstein, I was lucky enough to work at Ben Betesh International´s main offices located in Oceania. Ben Betesh is one of the most popular stores in Panama since 1952, they operate in 27 different countries, they handle more than 190 retail stores and 730 additional outlets and some brands such as: Harmont and Blaine, Crocs, Scotch and Soda, Butterfly, Lacoste, Speedo, Red Valentino and Ball which make Ben Betesh a total success. In 1978, Ben Betesh was awarded by the British government for their great work distributing St. Michael’s products internationally.…show more content…
All of this was able to happen because of the hard work I witnessed at the office. On my first day, I was assigned to work at the most important office, where they buy all the merchandise that will be send out to all over the world. From shoes to brands to clients and suppliers, I learned all the process they do to buy and sell merchandise. This was my first opportunity to know what it’s like to work in an office, to learn how to dress and perform in a professional manner and to apply professional skills and talents. While working here, I learned many important things such as punctuality, responsibility, efficiency and communication. Every time I entered my office, I was full of excitement to discover what my day was going to be about, but some of my daily responsibilities were: researching, organizing papers and documents, making sure all of the purchases were in place and clasificating excel documents. When I first got here, they gave me the task to work in the Spring Summer collection 2017 of Harmont & Blaine,…show more content…
The idea was to organize all papers divided in categories inside a binder, so nothing would get lost and whenever someone wanted to find something, they just look for the collection and brand they want and they will easily find it. The second problem I identified was the Excel documents with images. When an order had to be made to the supplier, I had to include a picture of the item I was requesting so that when the order passed through custom house, they knew what was inside of the package. The problem with these documents was that the picture the supplier provided was too heavy for it to be sent to the clients, so I came up with the idea of making folders that were divided in 3 categories: women, men and others. Inside each folder, there was all the merchandise purchased with the reference codes and everything needed, this idea was a total success and now everyone is using it to make their work more efficient. At Ben Betesh I was able to find new confidence knowing that I am able to apply what I learned in my 16 years of studies in a real life setting. The experience I gained will surely give me an advantage in the future. For me, completing
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