My name’s Damilola Kerry, and I am a third year student currently studying BSc in Information Technology at Waterford Institute of Technology. I was given the opportunity to be an intern for Beer Republic – as you probably already know by now. If you clicked on this post to know why I choose Beer Republic for my flexible semester placement well, just keep on reading!
Being one of the many enthusiastic college students interviewed for this internship, I was very much delighted when I was offered the position. I couldn’t help but think about what the future had in store, and my gut feeling assured me that I had chosen the ideal placement for me. Just like they say, always go with your gut feeling because it’s nearly almost right, and indeed that was the case – here’s why:
From my first day as an officially intern of Beer Republic, I know it wasn’t just ANY networking site (I’m sure you can agree with me on that one, right?) Social Media is a big part of my life,and I was already aware of this site beforehand. But let’s be honest, there isn’t really many social networking site operating the way Beer Republic does. This is what made me very curious and encouraged me to apply for this internship.
Being an intern gave me insights into the world of brewing specifically and how important this craft is. Just as we need our jam and shoe makers, so also brewing simply cannot be forgotten about. Our co-founders Brian and Ken were able to cleverly realize the important of this, and so initiated this social networking site for the purpose of just that. It’s been a couple of weeks now and so far I can very much say that I have acquired a variety of skills so far, that will definitely be of great use to me throughout my course.
It’s safe to say that I was very lucky to be part of such a great team, and also to be given the opportunity to help this business grow right from the beginning. I’ve enjoyed working with Brian, Ken and Georgina who is also a student intern just like myself. Sadly my placement will have to come to an end soon (sad-face), but I’m confident that by then Beer Republic would’ve prepared me for life after college.