(台灣 歐都納商品部實習生 黃同學)
In the end of the junior semester, I was facing the first big problem of life—how to plan after graduating from college. At that time, the phrase that I most often heard was: “how do you want to do after graduation?” My family and relatives suggested that I could go to after-class school to be a civil servant who have a stable job or go to a graduate school that my starting salary would be higher than the others. But these options were not what I want, I hoped I could work directly after graduating from college. However, the problem was, there were too many University in Taiwan, a lot of people were college students, so and I. What was the advantage that I could be better than others? Scores? Positive? Aspirant? I didn’t think that these were the best answers for me. So I decided to participate in the international internship, I hoped I could make a good use of my final year of college, and enrich myself.
A year in ATUNAS, I learned a lot. I learned not only professional skills, but also how to communicate and interact when facing disagreement. I still remembered the first day I entered the company, in an unfamiliar environment, facing with complete strangers, doing the work that I had never done, I was nervous that I don’t know what to do. The first week, I was completely in fear when I worked, I was afraid of doing anything wrong. But then, because of the teaching of my colleagues, I became more and more proficient and less prone to error, and I even could work by myself. However, when I started entering the state, my colleagues who was responsible for teaching me would leave suddenly, and I was responsible for doing half of her job. So, I was stressful at that time, but on the contrary, I also felt happy, at least, this represented the company thought that I had the ability to do these things.
In this year of internship, the experience which I was most impressed was two days when I was a staff in ATUNAS’ camping activity. Because of understaffed, I joined our company’s camping activity and to be a staff with my colleagues. In these two days, in addition to busy and fun, I also had some unexpected gains. I remembered that morning, my colleagues and I shuttled between the colorful tents and outdoor products for taking pictures, gradually, we forgot to take pictures, but began to observe a variety of instruments which used by the customer, and started to discuss “What is them?”, “How to use them?”, and “Did our company develop it?” Afterwards I looked back, I thought it would be a kind of learning too. Working in an office is a kind learning, playing on the prairie was also a kind of learning. The reason why this two-days made me so impressed, not just because I had seen more products that I never known before, the most important was I deeply realized that “if we really want, we can learn no matter where you are.” Even after I left ATUNAS, I would always keep this attitude.
Time flies, blink of an eye, my internship has entered the end. Now, I can finish all mission very efficiently, and almost no mistakes. To compared with that time, I just entered the company, I become more mature for my ability or mentality. I also asked my friends who were in internship, I wondered what is their work content, most of them told me they did odd jobs in their company. In contrast myself, the work I did was really work, not an odd job. Although the beginning I felt a little hard, I really learned a lot which we couldn’t learn in school. I am very glad that I have this opportunity to enhance my ability and open up my vision in the final year in college.
At that time, the reason that I would choose to participate in the international internship was I felt confuse about the future, I couldn’t find my own direction. Now, though I still can’t see the way ahead, I think I am close to the answer in my mind.