"My Summer Internship" by Antar Al-Qawwee

3 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2009

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Elizabeth A. Powell

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Antar Al-Qawwee

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Abstract

Antar Al-Qawwee describes in vivid detail his first days on the job at his summer internship in Sales and Trading and reflects on the lessons he learned through careful observation. Among the lessons he identifies are (1) Speak up early and often; (2) Be flexible and adjust your style; (3) Fate favors the prepared; and (4) Be yourself. As important as these explicit lessons are, equally important are the skills of presence of mind, mindful self-awareness, and sensitive reading of people and situations that he demonstrates.

Excerpt

UVA-BC-0215

March 5, 2009

“My Summer Internship”

by

Antar Al-Qawwee

It was my first day, and I was nervous but did not want to show it. It had been drilled into my head that the summer internship was simply a 10-week interview and that I had to be “on” at all times. “Drink coffee,” advised Jill, who interned the previous year in Sales and Trading, “and lots of it.”

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Keywords: internship, self-awareness, communication, presence, mindfulness

Suggested Citation

Powell, Elizabeth A. and Al-Qawwee, Antar, "My Summer Internship" by Antar Al-Qawwee. Darden Case No. UVA-BC-0215. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416508

Elizabeth A. Powell (Contact Author)

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Antar Al-Qawwee

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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