Thursday, August 17, 2017

Singapore Internship is Rewarding

After being in a foreign country for 3 months, I can easily say that the most rewarding part of my internship was to be able to experience an entirely new culture, and fully be immersed in it. It became a standard routine, taking the subway down to the city for work, walking downtown to the office, and knowing every street name and corner. I had adjusted so quickly to life in Singapore, and surprised myself on how quickly Singapore became my home far away from home. I have learned how to use a variety of applications while working at Cresco Data, and this last month and a half I mainly focused on helping clients identify the best methods on how to best present their webpage and improve their advertisements through Google Analytics: a web analytics service that helps companies track their website traffic, such as how many customers click on their advertisements and the amount of customer visits on their website, as well as other tools such as identifying the most typed in keywords, which are words/phrases a company uses to match their ads with a client's search request on the internet. I usually worked with Microsoft Excel, making an ROI (Return of Investment) sheet for several companies that we worked for, in addition to other tasks, such as working with my coworker on developing an Indonesian translation of our webpage for our Indonesian clients . I would say the most challenging part of my internship was to meet deadlines in time, as this can create some anxiety, but overall I was able to meet deadlines with no problem, thanks to the very relaxed work space I was in. In addition, I was able to travel to Thailand back in June, and most recently visiting Seoul, South Korea last month! Singapore is very close to many countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, the list goes on. The ability to travel easily and cheaply to some of these countries was truly such an amazing experience, one I will never forget. I encourage anyone reading this that if you have the opportunity to intern abroad in any country, take the opportunity, as you will gain an invaluable working experience, and to immerse yourself in another country for so long is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Nicholas Constantinou
Computer Engineering


  1. Nicholas, it sounds like you had an amazing summer! As a marketing major, I've learned that Google Analytics and Adwords is a major player in the marketing and advertising industry. I'm very jealous that you had the opportunity to both intern and travel abroad in one summer! Thanks for sharing your experiences in this blog post.

  2. Nick,

    It seems like you had an awesome experience in Singapore this summer. I imagine that is was tough at first to adjust to the knew culture, but like you said, I'm sure it was worth it. While your internship sounded interesting, I think the perks of traveling are just as cool. I've always wanted to visit Asia and the fact that you were able to do so while also completing your internship is very impressive. I hope you enjoyed your time this summer!