Reflection: Cyprus International University

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I learned more than I ever expected. I felt in the beginning that I would really have a head start being that I am a senior and have taken all my classes already but I realized that I don’t think any amount of classes will ever prepare you for all the world has to offer. Don’t get me wrong, I felt that Cyprus International University there did a wonderful job teaching me but I feel that it is most valuable if combined with first hand work. I feel that during my time interning my most challenging part of my work was having to share my tasks and coordinate my work with others. I have always been kind of a perfectionist and liked to have things done my way so working with others and sharing duties was a slight change I must say. It took me …show more content…
I gathered much knowledge in the classroom, but a hands-on approach has been invaluable. It has served as a beneficial ending to my formal education. In my opinion, the best way to learn is by doing. I am truly grateful for this opportunity. I believe Cyprus International University has done a tremendous job in implementing the internship program into the communication curriculum. The Pharmacy Department takes a laid back approach to this part of the major. At first, when I began looking for an internship, I was not sure that I liked having so much freedom in my decision, but looking back, I am appreciative of the way the department conducts the program because it caused me to seek out my own internship and set-up all the details involved. The department was helpful when I had questions, but it was good for me to oversee every aspect of my own internship and, in the end, has been advantageous. I believe this approach made the experience mirror that of an actual job …show more content…
When I first started interning, I was intimidated and nervous to ask too many questions because I didn’t want to admit that I didn’t understand or that I needed extra help with something. Luckily I got over that fear quickly because asking questions is the only way to learn what you are really supposed to be doing. I found that my boss and fellow staff members appreciated it more if I asked too many questions to make sure I really understood what it was doing and that I did it correctly. If I had not worked with such cooperative and helpful people, I probably would have been too intimidated to ask questions in my next job. Now that I know it is not bad to ask questions, I won’t have to struggle with it in my future job. Without open communication between everyone in an office, I don’t see how any work can be

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