Older interns: Learning start-up culture from the bottom up at 44

Ms Joyce Toh joined venture builder Creatella as an unpaid intern on a three-month stint. Despite the risks, she feels the knowledge, skills and contacts she will gain are a fair trade-off. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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It may seem like a surprising time to quit a job, but for Ms Joyce Toh, the Covid-19 pandemic jolted her out of her familiar job in museums and into an internship at a start-up.

Ms Toh, 44, left her job as a senior curator in September after 13 years as she felt her growth had plateaued. "Something about the pandemic and being at home forced me to think carefully about what is important in life," she said.

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