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    I applied for this internship in an electronics field before Christmas. The problem now is that I rather unexpectedly got the job and it starts this week and I am bricking it!

    When I applied I had just finished my electronics module (I'm not an engineer, but I take some comp. sci. modules alongside materials chemistry and maths. It was always my intention to recap over my electronics material before starting, but they accepted me so late (end of term so no electronics was getting priority over coursework/exams), I just didn't get the chance.

    What is worse, the little time I did have, I had no idea what to go over to prepare. I've asked THREE times now for a specific job description that would allow me to do some preparation, no answer.

    The job is in Japan, so you can maybe understand why I feel even more anxious about this!

    The electronics I've covered is not specific enough to be of much help, and even if it was I did it so long ago I can hardly remember half of it despite acing the module.

    No idea what I am even expecting to get from this. I just feel so isolated right now, would be nice to get some advice, even if it isn't much.
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    1) learn a little bit of Japanese to get around, especially if you look like someone who speaks it
    2) review the job responsibilities that the internship lists, and focus on what you need to know in order to perform those tasks expected of you (N.B. If the job description is pretty minimal then you're reduced to searching on the web what a trainee electronics engineer does)
    3) you're learning while on the job so they shouldn't expect too much from you at the start, perhaps you might learn more than what you'll ever study at uni
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    I applied for this internship in an electronics field before Christmas. The problem now is that I rather unexpectedly got the job and it starts this week and I am bricking it!

    When I applied I had just finished my electronics module (I'm not an engineer, but I take some comp. sci. modules alongside materials chemistry and maths. It was always my intention to recap over my electronics material before starting, but they accepted me so late (end of term so no electronics was getting priority over coursework/exams), I just didn't get the chance.

    What is worse, the little time I did have, I had no idea what to go over to prepare. I've asked THREE times now for a specific job description that would allow me to do some preparation, no answer.

    The job is in Japan, so you can maybe understand why I feel even more anxious about this!

    The electronics I've covered is not specific enough to be of much help, and even if it was I did it so long ago I can hardly remember half of it despite acing the module.

    No idea what I am even expecting to get from this. I just feel so isolated right now, would be nice to get some advice, even if it isn't much.
    It's probable that if they offered you the position they consider your knowledge technically adequate for it. It's not unusual to want to brush up on your technical knowledge before starting a new position, though. Perhaps you should focus on the basics, as the basics should be transferable to whatever you're doing (and if you'll be doing something very niche, they probably won't expect you to have much knowledge of it beforehand).
 
 
 
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