INTERNSHIP: WEEK 8

31 07 2010

I’ve successfully completed my Internship at the Analytical Lab.

It’s been 8 weeks filled with lots of work and frustration and now it’s all over. I am honestly going to miss the Lab and i will never forget my time there.

I’ve learnt lots of new techniques and methods that i hope they will benefit me in future.

Now i am writing the report and i have to hand in the first draft by the end of next week.

I worked in water during the week and here is what happened on each day.

  • DAY 31 (Monday, 26th July)

I am was writing my Internship report and i wrote about Toxicology and methods of extraction. I am then typed whatever I wrote.

  • DAY 32 (Tuesday, 27th July)

Worked in the water Lab. We tested a water sample for alkalinity, Chlorides, pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Electro Conductivity (EC), Total Hardness, Calcium, Phosphates and Nitrates.

  • DAY 33 (Wedneday, 28th July)

I worked again in the water Lab. A client of the lab brought dozens of water samples for testing and he wanted them urgently.

On each sample, 9 parameters had to be tested and since it can take forever when samples are tested by one person, me and my colleagues were called in to help and each of us was given a water sample to test. We tested for Alkalinity, Chlorides, pH, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Electro Conductivity (EC), Total Hardness, Calcium, Phosphates and Nitrates.

I didn’t attend on Thursday because i attended the Clinical Research Training Workshop Briefing at the Department of Pharmacy.

  • DAY 34 (Friday, 30th July)

This was the last day of Internship and marked the end of 8 weeks of work and frustration at the Lab.

It was a unique day and it was emotional for some of my colleagues so we exchanged contacts so that we could still communicate in case we don’t meet again.

Now it’s going to be 2 weeks of report writing and the first draft has to be submitted by the end of next week. After approval of the draft and making adjustments to it, we shall then make final copies which we shall submit for signing and stamping.

“Wow, no more Internship”. That sounds scary but relieving too. That means no more trekking back and fourth to the Lab and no more frustration from the Lab staff.

But i will miss the cool tests we did such as Extraction of Poisons from body organs, Anlaysis of samples using GC and the food tests. But it’s all good.

Looking forward to the future.

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31 07 2010
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1 09 2010
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Joash Mabs

everything is going great. thanks.

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