You need to do a job, and you haven’t been informed about it, not in the least. How well do you think you can carry it out?
My answer to this question 3 days ago would’ve been a stern ‘not good,’ or at least ‘uncertain but highly doubtful.’ I think I would be capable of managing it after those three days of being an assistant at an electronics and manufacturing exhibition.
Electronics Manufacturing Korea 2015 took place in Seoul from April 1st to 3rd. To be honest, I still don’t have a clue what the other participants were exhibiting. There was a countless number of very high-tech looking machines! To my ignorant mind, though, they were nothing but unrecognisable. I have to admit I was a tiny bit awe-stricken by the fact that there are people who can carry full conversations on those boxes.
Aaaand, the job given to me was to assist exhibition staff at one of the booths! The initial idea was that I give a hand prepping promo materials and answer simple questions.
Unlike how we expected it to be, however, things got almost out of control and I was literally forced to provide pseudo-satisfying answers to questions. Not being prepared beforehand, I had no other options but to learn bits from what was said. The questions I couldn’t quite answer needed to be handled anyway.
It was an electronics and manufacturing exhibition – and the last science class I had was in 10th grade!(It was not even computer sciences, duh) So the most challenging questions for me were those where visitors asked technical questions. And surprisingly listening close and paying attention to the answers other staff gave was of huge help! Thanks to this, I can now say that I know a thing or two about it.
All in all, I learned new stuff!
a) how to act in case of difficult questions
b) very, very basic knowledge about printed circuit board components
c) how to teach myself about a specific thing in a short period of time with limited material
I’m tremendously happy that I could be of help, let alone the aforementioned personal achievements. Even though my feet suffered awfully much from long hours standing. I’d think of it as a prep for the next 6 months in Milan.