Internship reflection by Jack Ginsberg

Authored by:
Oumaima Farik

           

            The first few weeks working at Fondation Orient Occident have been very interesting,

 

and while there have been a few minor hiccups, the overall experience has been overwhelmingly

 

positive. When I first began work, I had very few tasks, and so there wasn’t much for me to do.

 

Fatima, my supervisor, seemed very busy, and I was reluctant to bother her. I did spend a fair

 

amount of time talking to different people at the center, and I’m glad I had an opportunity to do

 

this, predominately because I think it helped me gain a lay of the land and understand exactly

 

what the objectives of the organization were. However, I was eventually tasked with putting

 

together a PowerPoint about the beginning of Fondation Orient Occident in English. I have

 

greatly enjoyed working on this project, as it has been both educational and has allowed me the

 

opportunity to have discussions with many of the employees and individuals at OOF.

 

Additionally, it has given me the ability to control my time there, and I have felt much better

 

about having something to do during the time that I am there. After I received this task,

 

everything has gone great. The people are incredibly friendly, and I love the mission of the

 

organization. I look forward to continuing work there and I look forward to the connections that I

 

will continue to develop.

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