It has been an eventful past week for this author.
If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you would know by now that my hard disk drive crashed. It was also the reason why there was no THE SATURDAY BRIEF last week.
I managed to retrieve the data that was left in the drive, and got myself a new Solid-state drive to replace the old one. So far, it’s been working great. In fact, my MacBook Pro’s performance seems to have improved since the installation of the new drive.
The only problem I face now is the need to get back all the software that I have lost. Unfortunately, I no longer have the original installation discs for Adobe Creative Suite, which means that work for Pretty Frivolous has come to a standstill. I really hope I can find some sort of solution to this soon!
On other news, this website got hacked. I have no idea why anyone would want to hack into this site, seeing how I provide no political leverage nor audience reach. With that said, it was a lesson learnt for me, and I have since boosted security by using longer passwords and installing plugins to prevent it from happening again.
On the work front, this week would be my last week at my internship, and a lot of time was spent getting ready reports and preparing my business project for presentation. I am fairly confident of the content, so I hope everything goes well come Monday!
It has been a truly enjoyable internship at Estee Lauder Companies. The people are awesome and friendly, and I learnt a heck of a lot at my CRM role this past 10 weeks.
My supervisor was very conscientious in making sure that I learn as much as possible, so I think I have a very clear idea of how CRM fit into the Marketing function of an FMCG now. In fact, I am going to write a 101 on CRM soon!
Besides the learning, the culture has been great. ELC is a company that prides itself on “high-touch”, and “Bringing the Best to Everyone We Touch”. That really shows through in the internal corporate culture, where everyone is like family. The monthly recreational activities really helped us to mix around with people from other departments as well.
It’s a pity that the internship had to end so soon. I will enjoy what time I have left with ELC!