Started my internship with Sedgwick Richardson (Singapore) which deals with branding and design on Tuesday, 12th May 2009. My job is pretty straightforward but not an easy task. I covert AI/PSD files to HTML and followed by converting them into WordPress templates and of course the website will be powered by WordPress. Time seems to pass very fast there, perhaps I am busy for the whole day as there are many projects to rush. I love the flexibly here in terms of dress code as well as working hours. All they ask for, is for you to get the deliverable required by the project manager before the deadline.
Working life seems to be the total exact opposite of studying life, it seems that studying is so much more carefree than exams. Exams only happen once every 3 months and project deadline is probably twice every 3 months but when working there are like a few deadlines within the same week!
Sometimes (or rather that is the case), what you study is not really applicable to the working world. To me, it seems that working world requires you to have the skills needed to complete the job given to you and at most you have less than 1 week to pick up that skill.
Also, having facing the computer for more than 12 hours during work, the moment you step home, you will be totally shag and do not feel like switching on the computer and you would rather switch on the TV and let it entertain you instead.
Sleeping before 1am and waking up at 8am becomes the norm, which is good as it is a healthy lifestyle!
Even though working life is tough, but of course you will get paid and with money comes spending power.