So many employees are wary of taking on someone fresh out of university. Their degree says that they have all the theoretical knowledge, but how will they handle the ‘real world’ for the first time?

At Outsourced Finance, we know the struggle of trying to get experience when no one is willing to give you a chance in the first place, so we decided to take on an intern. This is what she had to say about her first experience in the corporate world:

“Graduating from university does not automatically guarantee you a job. It took more time and effort than I had expected: finding a job became a job!

With all the interviews I went to, I never felt that spark of connection with the companies or even the position. That was until I got my interview with Outsourced Finance. From the moment I walked in the door, I knew this was the opportunity that I was waiting for – and so much more. I finally got to put everything I learnt to work, and I am now exposed to new people and situations every day so I can sharpen my skill set.

There is no time to get comfortable, and that’s what is great. You don’t grow when you are comfortable. Every day is a learning experience where I am pushed to take the initiative, which is a great skill to acquire on its own.

Although Depo and Malusi are always willing to help and support me, they encourage independent problem-solving, which I admire because it allows all of us to learn and grow.

Working in this environment inspires me each day. I get to meet and work with people from all walks of life, which helps me further expand my knowledge.

Outsourced Finance has been a great platform for me to gain valuable skills and experience to build my career and work towards my goals and aspirations.”

Outsourced Finance strongly advocates for job creation and giving people the ability to learn and grow. Plus, we’ve often seen interns themselves bring plenty of fresh perspectives to the table: new ideas spark inspiration that creates a positive ripple-effect throughout the entire team.

Are you looking for a new perspective on strategies to grow – and sustain – your business? Contact us to find out how we (and our intern!) can help you.