Albertina Amadhila-Student:Business Computing

Brief:IT trainee at Western Digital in Thailand

You recently got an internship in Ayutthaya, Thailand at the Western Digital Company, can you tell us more about that how did you get to know about it? I am currently doing my internship at the Western Digital Company, Ayutthaya Thailand, as an IT trainee in the IT Department. The Cooperative Education Unit of the Namibia University of Science and Technology advertised the internship on their website. I applied and was one of the students selected, I went for an interview and it was a success for me.

How long will you be there and what will be your duties while there? In what way will the internship benefit you and the NUST as a whole? I will be staying in Thailand for Four months and a half. We are assigned a project that will take four month to be completed, of developing a mobile website of an Information Management and Relationship of Network Equipment System (IMRONES) website. This will improve my programming skills, help me to think critical and will encourage the NUST students to take part in international internships.

Compared to Namibia, how is Thailand in terms of Culture, Climate, transportation, etc..? “Thailand, the kingdom of smiles”, Thai are kind, helpful and forever smiling. The weather in Thailand is classified as hot and humid. Thailand has three official seasons hot, cool, and wet. The hot season runs from March through to June, with April and May the hottest months of the year. Traveling in Thailand is very convenient. Compared to Namibia Thailand transportation infrastructure is modern and well-organized. They have a variety of transport such as buses, train and local transport (Bus, Taxi, Tuk Tuk, Songthaoe)

What are your expectations by the end of your internship? My expectations are to gaining more skills and knowledge on programming languages, tools and software.

Success quote: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."- Charles Darwin