Welcome to my first blog. My name is Michelle, I’m from Austria and I’m doing a four-week internship abroad as an industrial clerk in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On the 4th of June I arrived in Belfast and on the 6th of June I started my traineeship at Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing which was founded by my Trainer Christine Watson. On my first day, after viewing my workspace in ‘Creative Space’ – the 6th floor of Belfast Central Library, Christine, over an informal coffee at the nearby MAC Belfast told me all about the tasks that I can choose to do during my traineeship and about the courses and learning opportunities available online and in person in Belfast. But I don’t have to complete my traineeship on my own, because I have a very friendly colleague named Romana. Romana is undertaking an apprenticeship as an office clerk; she comes from Tirol in Austria and lives in the same apartment that I am living in during my time in Belfast. Check out my colleague Romana’s blog!
LEARNING GOALS:First of all, I want to improve my language skills, by talking to the people who live here. At home I watch English movies, read English books and listen to English music to continually improve my skills. But in my opinion the best way to reach a better English level is to speak the language with English speaking people. Secondly, I want to improve my photo and videography skills. Christine told me to have a look at the Today At Apple courses in the Apple store at Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast City Centre. I signed up for the following courses, which are free for me to attend as I am an iPhone owner:
- Recording techniques with iPhone
- Photo tour: framing architecture
- Photo skills: editing on iPhone
- Photo tour: taking portraits on location