Interns Spring 2018

This semester, Cal Rotaract’s 4 interns have worked with our Historian and Human Relations chairs behind the scenes. We are so proud of the work they’ve done, and are excited to share some of their experiences below!

Directory:
Historian Interns:


HISTORIAN INTERNS: Photography & Videography


Shelley Cai | Videography Intern | Freshman

What are the most interesting skills you have learned during your internship? Any challenges, unexpected gains, or funny stories?

The most interesting skill I’ve learned is how to use my camera. I was never that interested in digital photography before — I always took photos and videos on my phone, so it was a whole new thing to work with a DSLR and its many functions. For challenges, I think it’s just been needing to apply those skills really fast, and also not really knowing what the product will be. When I took videos for the philo event, the footage was really blurry and shaky — but I couldn’t have known that during it, because it was one of the first times I was really video-taping something. I guess you have to go through those steps to learn and get better!

What was your favorite memory from Rotaract, as a member or an intern?

I think my favorite memory was doing the Inter-Rotar-act event [at the Berkeley site]. It was first of all really cool to see so many high schoolers come out and engage so genuinely in the activities throughout the day. I also really appreciated the opportunity to tour the homeless shelter — it was shocking, humbling, and so eye-opening. I’m really glad I went.

Anything you would like to say to Joseph?

Thank you! If it weren’t for him, I really don’t think I would have gotten into photography using professional cameras, because I was pretty content with just using my iPhone. He taught me a lot about what professional photography and videography equipment and software can do. I’m really glad that I was able to gain the skills and knowledge that I have, and explore a whole new world that I’ve learned I’m really passionate about so I’m really thankful to him.


Stephen Fong | Videography Intern | Freshman

What are the most interesting skills you have learned during your internship? Any challenges, unexpected gains, or funny stories?

The most interesting skills I have improved upon as an intern is my time management and being able to multitask. With multiple projects and so many events occurring every week, it is important to communicate with my team and to not procrastinate.

What was your favorite memory from Rotaract, as a member or an intern?

My favorite memory from Rotaract as an intern was being able to record and photograph all the fun events and activities during the bi-weekly meetings.

Anything you would like to say to Joseph?

Joseph is a hard-working, dedicated individual who has the ability to be a great mentor, but is an even better friend.