Getting an internship can be the most life-changing experience for someone. You get the chance to rapidly grow from just a regular student to becoming the star of the company you’re working in.
Famous Kenyan radio presenter Shaffie Weru is a fine example of this having joined Radio Africa Group as an intern. He has over the years grown to become one of the best radio show hosts in Kenya. The Kiss FM morning host says that being an intern made him what he is today.
“You start learning when you’re young…it’s easier for you to learn and understand when you’re in your early 20’s than when you’re in your late 30’s,” he says.
On how being a trainee impacted his life, Shaffie says “It made me learn a lot…from fetching coffee to cleaning…you’re made to do everything. That’s how you learn to communicate with people and understand them. You learn not to judge or question your bosses,”.
The presenter who’s known for living the high life – something that he’s worked hard for – is also a columnist for The Star Newspaper. He comes across as a versatile public figure; apart from his media job, he is also an events MC and organizer.
“Just being good at what you do is not enough. Being respectful and getting along with people is important…it’s the best way to get ahead in life,” he concludes.
Esther Kinuthia, a 22-year-old girl who has won the hearts of many in the country is another good example of what internship can do for you. The girl started out as an intern at Google Kenya and due to her brilliance she’s now an Account Associate at Google Ireland. She’s among the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya, a prestigious ranking by Business Daily Africa.