This will be my last blog as I am returning to the U.S. Monday. My last day at Philips went well as I did not really have much to take care of since all my deliverables were due on Thursday. It was actually a very relaxing way to end as I was able to say good bye to the people that were there and have a low pressure day. My time at Philips was incredible and my marketing project did, I think add value to the company.
As I prepare to go to bed for the last time in Europe, I am reminded of the nervous excitement I felt just 3 months ago, preparing to come here. It is a truly bittersweet feeling. I am very excited to go home but sad to be leaving.
I was just reading Megan's blog about her experience in SE Asia and her encouragement to move forward. I can speak as someone who was not much of a traveler before this summer. I still want to echo her sentiment. It was a great experience and something that I would recommend for everyone. I didn't have to give up a job to come on this internship though, since I am a full time student. But I did have to leave my wife back in the U.S. and that was a tough thing for me. As hard as that was for me, I know that I succeeded in what I came here to do. To gain international marketing experience, to push my comfort level, to put myself in a difficult situation and see how I handled it. After this experience I know that I am much more prepared for my next job. And that is why I am pleased that I made the sacrifice that I did.
I want to thank everyone for their support while I was in the Netherlands and thank all of you out there reading this blog. Hopefully I was able to entertain you and maybe inform you. Thank you for your time and interest in both myself and my Suffolk Global MBA classmates' travels and internship experiences.
I hope everyone that has traveled for their internships gets home safely, and enjoys their last few days/week of work. I look forward to seeing you all very soon.