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작성일 : 09.07.05 | 조회수 : 734
|제목 : Dept. of Middle East & African studies by Cho, Jin-Hee||글쓴이 : 국제지역대학원|
of all, I really appreciate the financial support from KIEP. Thanks to its help,
I went to Egypt to study Arabic in winter 2007 and luckily I met a young Egyptian lady, Samira, there. She gave me some information about a free economic zone which was located in 10th of Ramadan, Cairo. It was a zone full of factories and among them a few ones managed internship programs. After recognizing that, I started to research the factories and found out that a chemical factory called Texchem Egypt gave some financial support to its employees for the English education. It was highly attractive information to me, so I made a call with the manager of the company.
utmost importance of being selected as an intern at Texchem Egypt was to improve
my English and computer skills. When I had an interview with the manager,
Texchem Egypt, I was assigned to the Department of Information Research. What
Actually, at the beginning of work, I had a big difficulty in being accustomed to names and functions of chemical products. Fortunately, my colleagues were so friendly and nice that they did their best to teach me as much as they can.
On the other hand, the most exciting job for me was the market research since I was so interested in finding out the differences in quality and price of the products that other chemical factories produced.
I also participated in discussions and meetings which were presented in Arabic every week and I went to collect bills with salesmen twice or three times a week. I found out Egyptian culture there. It was interesting, but a little bit annoying culture for me because the salesmen and I had to wait for about two or three hours whenever we went out for bill collection. We sometimes even failed to collect the bill after waiting. It was fascinating to watch other people not getting angry. In fact, they looked as if they were enjoying the time being wasted on waiting.
the end, I can say that the work experience at Texchem Egypt was totally
precious for me. Not only did I have the chance to see what was going on inside
factories of Egypt, but also, I got to know the norms of Egyptian industries and
culture. Although it was a short period, I learned and felt so much about things
that I could not experience if I am just at school. I would love to participate
in this programme again if I have another opportunity in the near future.