Internship Experiences - Acumen Scientific Sdn Bhd (2016)
Structured Early Internship Exposure (SEIE) Program Experienced in ACUMEN SCIENTIFIC SDN BHD, Malaysia
Muhammad Akmal, 2016
It has been a great experience to be given the opportunity to pursue Structured Early Internship Exposure Program (SEIEP) as the very first batch. It is also an honor to be part of Acumen Scientific Sdn Bhd as it is considered a top company in providing analytical testing & consultancy services in the field of chemistry, microbiology, physical etc.
I was working under the supervision of Miss Ng Yee Teng from Microbiology Laboratory from 1st July until 30th August 2016. During the first month of internship, I was exposed to the general routines in the laboratory. Following that, the laboratory staffs taught me on media preparation, tests for sample analysis and the procedures in reading the results.
Basically, my daily routine starts at 8.45am and ends at 5.45pm. Our lunch break at 12.30pm and one special routine that I liked very much is the possibility to go out for lunch together. The staffs of the laboratory tend to stay late if required to help other members until everyone able to finish in time so that can go back together.
Besides that, one thing that I valued the most is the opportunity to share my opinions to solve problems or to improve the current work to be a better one.We often casually discussed and talked about how we can improve the result and minimize the error or anything related. I really felt like I am part of the professional team and not merely a first year student who is doing internship only. I also had a good relationship with the Head of technical and even with the Head of Acumen Manager.
I also learned how the real industry managed the company so that its customers continue to deal with it. In fact there was even a time I was placed in the main office department and there I experienced hands-on on the manner the management team dealt with customers.
I hope to have done well to make everyone proud of me. It is an honor for me to be here representing FIST as well as UMP and at the same time promoting UMP to the industry.