An Information Technology student from FEU Tech has been granted a once-in-a-lifetime internship at Nestle Singapore, proving how Tamaraws continue to uphold excellence even in the midst of a pandemic.
Due to his numerous academic credentials and awards, Paulo Lawrenz Ong (or better known as “Paul” to his schoolmates) was recognized as one of the Institute’s top incoming interns and was chosen to flex his I.T. skills abroad.
“Being part of the Nestle Internship Program is a rare opportunity but also a daunting challenge
for me. A challenge to prove what Tamaraws can do,” Paul said.
He also narrated the beginning of his internship application, boldly disclosing how unexpected this “triumph” was as there were lots of foreign applicants who wanted to score that position too.
“It began when Nestle Philippines invited the top incoming interns from FEU Tech’s I.T. Department for a work-from-home internship in their Singapore office and two of us passed the interview with the HR Manager of the Philippines. We then had our final interview with the Regional Trade Assets Manager and HR Manager of Singapore,” he shared.
“I did not expect to pass the interview because I heard from HR (Singapore) that there were other applicants from different countries. The pressure and high expectations from my friends and family also got to me but luckily, I was able to withstand them all,” he added.
Paul believes Nestle Singapore will help him fulfill his objectives to sustain academic learning and career development. As an intern in this company, he will be handling Trade Asset Optimization Management (field tracking, inventory, procurement, etc.) of data coming from Asia, Oceania, and Africa which is right up the alley of his specialization, Service Management and Business Analytics.
“I’ve been exposed to complicated and challenging tasks in FEU Tech but I am still able to learn, grow and smile. I always believe that every day is a learning experience,” Paul said. “I’m excited to be part of their team and make my alma mater proud.”