我在italki当实习生

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italki离开已经有两个星期左右的时间了,在italki 的实习的日子飞快,也度过得十分愉快。温馨舒适的环境、友好的同事、超多公司大小活动,当然还有趣味十足的实习任务!还记得当时收到Ilar发来的实习邮件通知,时间一晃已经从夏天变成了入冬时节。

关于初来乍到时对公司的印象——进入新的环境,想到要尝试着接触新人,心里总归会有些忐忑,但好在同事们都很好相处。实习第一天,Andrew指导了我如何进行初期的工作,也是他的友好让我对这个公司有了很好的第一印象。Charles后来也指导了我们几个实习生处理一些较为核心的事务,学习中成长,任重而道远,也是不亦乐乎 :)。

 

关于Service team的周四例会——选择italki的原因之一当然也是因为自己是个语言爱好者,尽力想找机会和环境锻炼自己的口语。italki 的每周例会我也特别喜欢,特别是听各位同事头脑风暴一心扑在自己打拼下的天下侃侃而谈时!作为一个边实习边备考的人,每一个同事在我心中都是一个行走的VOA Standard EnglishTracy1.2倍加速版),甚是喜欢!

 

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关于我们的“扎克伯格”们——两人都非常低调。例会中公司的创始人之一Kevin总是会坐在一个角落里静静聆听分析观点。又要说起初来乍到时,这个平淡朴实,日日坐在HR办公室中安静办公的老板,在前三个礼拜里总被我误以为是一名很有想法、会表达的HR

以上仅仅为我实习初期的个中心理活动。期间感谢Jim给我分配的各种任务,日常任务巩固基础,额外练习增加经验。还有每次组织的团队午餐,有心增加了团队的凝聚力和和谐度。

 

实习过程中也参加了公司大大小小的活动,HR总是用尽洪荒之力想出各种新奇点子。第一次参加“大家一起去午餐”还是实习开始没几天,也通过这种方式认识到了一些同事。后来甚至很幸运地遇上了公司年度旅游,在炎炎夏日里跟随着大家一起前往莫干山避暑,玩漂流,以及我最爱的K歌!

elisa2记忆很深刻的是莫干山三日行最后一晚的公司大会,演讲者的真情流露辅以参与者的自然互动,造就了一场活泼可爱的会议!肃然起敬的是italki的十年成长路,早期有过成就与波澜,上过一些浅显的商务案例课,不敌自己亲眼一见。那天感觉到italki能一路走到现在真的是不易,创业者用亲身经历告诉了我,拥有理想与干劲是一件多么美好的事情。

 

实习虽短,感受尤甚。我依旧在italki上继续着课时,固定的教师成为了朋友,italki自身以及这个平台带给我太多美好的回忆,真心希望它越来越结实!长得壮壮的!

 

Translated from Chinese

It’s been 2 weeks since I left italki, I had a really great time there. I loved the cozy and comfortable environment, super nice people, and of course, all the of fun activities and interesting work duties. Time passed quickly, I still remember the time I received Ilar’s email for the internship at the beginning of summer, and now it’s almost winter.

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My first impression of italki – whenever someone enters a completely new environment, you naturally feel a bit nervous and uneasy as you have to learn to get along with new people.  I am no different. Fortunately, my colleagues were really easy to get along with. On the first day of my internship, Andrew taught me how to deal with the anxiety.  It was his friendly appearance left a good first impression on me.  Afterwards, Charles taught all the new interns how to deal with our new daily tasks. Improving while learning! It was great to be able to learn something new everyday at work.

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One of the reason I chose italki was because I myself am a language learning enthusiast. People here are from different countries all over the world.  I had plenty of opportunities to practice my English because that was the main language that everyone communicated in.  Every Thursday we had our Services Department Meeting and these weekly meetings especially those times when we came up with some great ideas and solutions through the collective brainstorming of our team members! Everyone was a walking VOA (Voice of America) Standard English for me since I was preparing exams while doing the internship. I enjoyed listening to them speaking and trying to figure out what the topic was about.

 

Our “Mark Zuckerbergs” were both very low-key but really nice! I never knew that Kevin was actually one of the co-founders of the company!  He would always come to these meetings and sit in a corner, listening and analyzing everything.  I always thought that he was someone from HR who was thoughtful and good at expressing ideas for the first 3 weeks until one day, the other intern told me the truth, and I was shocked.

 

Thank you Jim, for assigning me so many interesting tasks during this period. Solidifying the foundation through daily work and gaining more experience from extra practice. I love the team lunch every time, we knew each other more through this.

 

I also took part in many company activities, Ilar and Edie from HR always had really amazing ideas for activities! it had been only a few days since I started to work there, then I joined “Lunch for Everyone” (I think it’s the name for that activity?), and was able to get to know colleagues from other departments because of that.

 

eilsa3I was also lucky to have the opportunity to take part in the yearly company trip. It was a hot summer and we went to a Moganshan summer resort, tried kayaking, and went to KTV together!

On the last night of the trip, we had a company meeting which really left a lasting impression. The atmosphere was so lively that I would say this was the best meeting I’ve ever attended. Kevin told us about the history of italki and how they overcame so many difficulties, I loved this kind of speech because what they said were true and inspiring. Seeing is believing.

 

3 months passed quickly, but the feelings can’t be expressed in a few words. I am still having lessons on italki. My teacher and I have become friends now. The platform of italki and the company itself have given me so many beautiful memories and I sincerely hope it will be much better in the future.

Finally, thanks to all my colleagues in italki, especially the Service Team!

 

Elisa Zhou interned at italki from August until October 2016