During the pandemic, I decided to apply for an internship at ViTrox as ViTrox is the leading company in the AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) sector. Under my manager’s guidance, I learn a lot of technical and soft skills which include learning machine specifications, knowledge on how the semiconductor industry works and making cold calls to customers. Interestly, although my major is in Marketing, after joining ViTrox I’ve developed a passion for the engineering field. I’ve also learnt more about python and coding from the training and development department in ViTrox which has been very useful.
My initial thought was that I would be given a very boring task to do as an intern, however under my manager Gary I was exposed to interesting work and was very much involved in hands-on work. Gary taught me how to do cold calling to customers and expect rejection which was very true when I encountered a very rude customer. I believe not many companies can offer the same experience as what I had in ViTrox.
The other key lesson I’ve learned from ViTrox is the company’s core values of IACTG (Integrity, Accountability, Courage, Trust & Respect and Gratitude & Care). These are values which resonated strongly with me, particularly about having a strong sense of integrity and gratitude which I can adopt in my daily life. Mr Chu (CEO of ViTrox) shared about how you can learn from every experience you encounter by developing gratitude and having the right integrity to avoid disappointing your customers.
Dickson Hon is currently studying at City, University of London, majoring in Marketing. He enjoys rock-climbing, participating in mixed martial arts (MMA) and hiking activities. He identifies himself as a disciplined and dynamic person who continuously persists for his goals.