Proctor & Gamble, Malaysia
Supply Chain Management Internship
Paid non-credit internship (2 months). Non-research in industry.
Would you recommend your internship to a friend?
Wen Wen Low
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Yes. The company culture at P&G is great. I recently contacted my old colleagues as a friend was interested in getting a job there and they not only remembered me but were extremely willing to help. The people definitely make the experience.
What were you looking to gain from your experience?
My aim was to gain some experience working in a non-research based environment to see if I could transition from my biochemistry background into a different industry easily.
What attracted you to the company you interned with?
P&G is a large multinational corporation with operations around the world. It manufactures many products that we use in our daily lives and I was attracted to their values of empowering women and celebrating diversity.
What was a typical working day like?
I worked regular hours, analysing data, attending meetings and occasionally dropping by stores for site visits.
What did you enjoy about your internship?
My line manager was extremely supportive and willing to teach me. The company also gave me many opportunities to shadow employees working along the supply chain to understand the process better through experience. I was also given the chance to participate in volunteering activities while I was there.
What was the most challenging part?
I went into the internship knowing nothing about supply chain management so it was a very steep learning curve for me.
How did the experience benefit your career?
It helped me understand myself better in terms of the kind of work I think I am suited for.
What is one advice that you would give to others who are planning to do an internship?
Be willing to learn and don't be afraid to ask others for help.