Hello everyone, haven’t been here for two weeks! How’s everyone doing? To catch up with you guys, this weeks’ article is gonna be a relay challenge, two articles will be release to sum up my first month of placement! Now if you are all ready, come and dive right in with my placement experience😉
Even though Guildford is super close to London, I didn’t get the chance to go into London that often in my first and second year. Therefore, I always feel like a tourist whenever I go to London. After starting my placement, although I am still under the shadowing phase of my position I still got plenty of chances to go out of the office and visit some projects on-site. I have to say this month is definitely the most time that I have been into London compares to the past 4 years since I have been living in the UK. Getting the train at 8am, squeezing into the crowded tube and eye-rolling about the delayed schedule. I am still trying to adjust the daily-basis for a Londoner worker. Wearing heels and blazer, carrying my briefcase walking down the street in London make me feel like a grown-up and actually living as a professional, everything still feels very weird to me.
The department I stayed in this week was “On-site commissioning”, which is doing the last step before sending through the clients. The job is not about building up the hardware and construct the cables, but making sure the networking and signal transferring are working perfectly just like what was been drawn on the schematic. Went into two different sites for different approach of set up this week, one is video conferencing room another is merged displays setup. However, it was not just putting in codes and testing. Both sides I have visited have some networking issue on either ethernet ports or LAN connection. In that case, on-site troubleshooting is very important and sometimes can be tricky because of either access limitation or time restriction that can sometime make it to be a little bit stressful. But got the chance to see the whole project to be build up and get to work properly is pretty cool I think!
This is also the last department I will be shadowing after my first phase of placement, from next week I will be doing a presentation stating what departments that I will be staying for three months. Not to hanging your curiosity too long, the next article will be the overview and the final reveal of my choices! Remember to check out the next article!