The 3-months journey has been a truly fruitful one. I had the opportunity to join AiChat as an intern from the NUS Overseas Colleges programme. Being a year 1 Business Administration student with next-to-zero technical skills, I was surprised that an AI Chatbot startup with its business so deeply intertwined with technology would hire me. Nonetheless, it was a challenge that I relished to further develop myself in areas that I am lacking in.
I had attended several interviews before AiChat, and many other startups impressed me with their projects and culture. However, AiChat was more. My interview with Sudono (Managing Partner, AiChat Indonesia) resonates deeply within. It felt more like talking to a friend than a supervisor. Beyond the job scope, he candidly shared with me about the culture of AiChat as a startup. The prospect of improving my skill deficits, acquiring first-person understanding of the local culture, all while immersing myself in the startup environment, with team PS4 and card games sessions, convinced me to rank it as the company I want to intern in the most.