FAST TALK. UPIS interns interview the dean, Dr. Claudio for feature material for CSWCD website. Credits: Celes Vallejos
Two students from the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS), Nicole Claire A. Desierto and Gian Albert E. Palomeno, held their internship program at the CSWCD Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) from October 08 to October 19.
This is a part of the UPIS Grade 12 curriculum where they need to gain work experience within the UP Campus. They were given several internship sites to choose from and they chose to be a part of the institution.
Nicole’s Experience on CSWCD
By Gian Albert Palomeno
Her most favourite experience in the internship program were editing a feature material in the form of a poster, focusing on Dr. Claudio’s encouraging words and wisdom that was published on the CSWCD website. In addition to this, she also enjoyed editing lyric videos for Sikhay-Kilos’, CSWCD’s radio program, new jingle.
Another opportunity that was given to her is the radio work for Sikhay Kilos where she was able to be a guest anchor for two different programs.
She found the radio program nerve wracking because she said that she did not know how to share her ideas during the discussion on-air and how to join the professionals in their talk. Despite these, she was able to learn a lot new ideas.
When asked her about her first impression towards her experience she said: “Noong pinakilala sa amin yung mga potential internship sites around UP Diliman, nakuha na talaga ng CSWCD yung atensyon ko. Ayon kasi sa mga advisers namin, may chance na makasama kami sa mga outreach o makakatulong sa pag-handle ng social media accounts; parehong bagay na exciting para sa akin. Orientation pa lang, I was excited to work na. Ready na kasi ako mag-college bago pa magkaroon ng K-12, kaso nadagdagan pa ng dalawang taon kaya thankful ako sa opportunity to work. Pinili ko rin ang CSWCD dahil sa Community Development na subject namin. I am so interested in helping others.” said Nicole on her first time being an intern.
Another accomplishment of hers was to finish the designing of a training handout that will be used on November. She also stated that she will be glad to come back and help the members from the REDO.
“Sayang na hindi po umabot sa November ang internship namin, kung kailan yung fieldwork, pero gagawin po namin yung best namin na makabalik para makita ang bunga ng mga plano ng office.” said Nicole.
She was also thankful to have the opportunity to interview the dean, Dr. Claudio, because she understood the principles of the institution and what the college stands for.
She said that she did not feel like she was an outsider because CSWCD welcomed her with open arms.
Gian’s unexpected CSWCD life
By: Nicole Claire A. Desierto
“Actually my first internship site choice was the College of Mass Communication.”
Gian shared that when he was choosing internship sites, he was transferred to CSWCD because of unforeseen circumstances.
“At first, I was expecting to experience field work but unfortunately we only have two weeks to stay. I feel that I can easily adapt with the work environment and people here because they treated us well on our first day. I am excited to know what’s in store for us. ” said Gian.
One of his significant contributions to the office was to encode various research information of the office. This helped lessen the workload of the REPS.
DZUP work was the another opportunity he got to experience. He experienced first hand to be co-anchors and work in the technical booth for Sikhay Kilos for the first time. In addition to this, he was able to conceptualize a plan for a live program for the launch of the radio program’s new jingle on October 26, Friday.
“Hindi ko in-expect na makakasama kami sa discussions kasi we were told na sa tech booth kami magwo-work. Even though we were not ready for that, we were able to pull it off. I am super happy and thankful that they invited us to join. The discussion was fruitful and memorable. Sobrang nakakakaba rin sa tech booth. Actually nagkamali pa nga ako sa pagpili ng sound.” said Gian on his radio program experience.
He was also given a chance to conduct an interview with the college’s dean, about encouraging students to enter CSWCD for a feature material to be published in the college’s website.
“I felt like I already worked here for really long time because of the bond and connection we had.” said Gian, “Babalik kami.”