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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第五屆學海築夢實習成果-當我們同在”義”起

當我們同在”義”起

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  • 日期 : 2016-12-15

(義大利 Unique實習生  會研所 黃同學)

截至2014年末,根據美國人口調查局的估計世界人口總共72.09億,而我們此時此刻相遇了第五屆TIP總共13個來自不同學校以及不同系的學生,莫大的緣分才能讓我們相聚。不管是台灣夥伴還是在義大利遇到的友人,也許對你們來說,我只是你們的一部份;但對我來說,你們是我義大利的全部。唯有敞開心胸接受異國文化,才能有刻骨銘心的感動。

因緣際會下我們與其中一位實習公司的老闆吃飯,會中他們問我們,你們未來想要自己當老闆還是請別人當自己的老闆,大家沉默不語,我從沒想過要創業,想像著未來的我走的是別人訂好的遊戲規則,沒想過自己也可以創造規則,這是很大的文化差別。義大利人偏向自己創業,而在台灣傾向受雇,我想應該是教育導致,義大利會培養創業家精神、教導學生激發自我潛能,而台灣通常教導我們成為一個好經理人的標準能力。會中該老闆還分享了成功創業的因素:挑對夥伴、自己的努力,因為聰明是天生,努力是選擇。在國外所感受到的衝擊很直接、很巨大,我們面對的是經歷與我們全然不同文化的人,他們所說的一字一句都值得自己深省。

幾次與義國朋友往來,可以從他們身上感覺到不屈服於生活壓力的豪放個性以及追求高生活品質的執著,像是最近台灣發生嚴重食安問題,對台灣來說,這好像已經不稀奇,那對歐洲呢?他們印象中只發生過一二次,爆出食安問題的公司已被勒令停業,政府罰以重責。這種對高生活品質的追求,他們說這是一種義大利生活的態度叫做”Dolce Vita”。除了滿足生存的需求外,也要滿足了自我實現,他們都是自己生活的主人。

這是我第一次到非中文區、離開舒適圈,對我來說是相當大的挑戰。以前我不敢開口說英文,但是為了生存,我必須開口溝通。現在我已經可以跟賣家殺價、問路、訂飯店、退銀行帳戶、處理電話卡、完成工作、甚至全英文報告。我覺得這差別在「自信」,只要想著我們自己講中文時,也常出現文法不對,單字亂用的情況,所以我們講非母語英文出錯時,也是很正常的吧!雖然我也常常把「她」講成「he」,當下很想找個洞鑽下去,但是有什麼關係,對方懂就好,下次改進。

這五個月遊玩了許多國家,除了義大利,還有捷克、德國、荷蘭、法國以及英國。接觸了很多逸聞趣事,其中我們在荷蘭頂著咖啡色頭髮的民宿老闆得知我們既定的荷蘭人應該是紅頭髮時,驚呼著說:「亂說,你們歷史教課書亂教!」、還沒到義大利時,以為歐洲的網路十分發達,一到義大利後完全改觀,覺得台灣的網速根本光速,台灣應該要為此感到驕傲,很多事真的是要走出去才自己親身經歷才知道。也重新定義了何謂國際觀,國際觀就是多看、多聽以幫助自己多方面思考。

這五個月是我曾經遙不可及的夢想,但如今我卻如願了。雖然這五個月中,曾經覺得很累過,因為我的公司從宿舍出發要先搭公車再轉搭火車再走25分鐘的路到公司。所以考慮每個交通工具接駁時間,我們早上五點就得起床,尤其是在寒冷的冬天,要堅持下去真的是一大考驗,雖然我們每天起床滿腦子想的都是各種臨時請假的理由,但我們一個也都沒用上。偶爾工作會遇到瓶頸,常常用土法煉鋼的方式浪費很多時間,但也因如此找到更多做事有效率的方式。而且達成任務就像爬山一樣,在山腳下,看著遙遠且陡峭的山頂,心中只想著:「慘了,這麼遠,我是一定爬不上去的!」,但開始爬後,你會發現,你爬過的路都是屬於你的,爬到一半,覺得累了、筋疲力盡時,不妨停下腳步,看看自己爬完的成就,重新調整步伐再繼續出發,一步一腳印達成目標沒二字,堅持便是。而且我們的Tutor很願意教我們做計劃的技巧,收穫真的很多。所以我相信,這一切都是最好的安排。

我常利用上班通勤的時間想事情,再加上歐洲沒什麼娛樂,時間很多,多到常常驚呼:「阿!?怎麼才晚上八點,好無聊,沒事做。」,但也就是因為這樣,所以會有很多時間與自己對話,你會漸漸的了解自己的優點、缺點、需要以及想要的。

以前常計較付出一定要有收穫才肯下工夫,但或許有時太過度的算計,這個不做,那個不做,反倒會把自己困在小框框裡,原地踏步。這次去義大利除了花了一筆錢外,還犧牲了五個月的論文時間,導致自己只剩下半年時間可以做論文還要準備會計師。有人問我,會後悔去義大利嗎?一點也不。寧願後悔去做,也不要後悔沒做。藍色大門這部電影裡有一句話是這麼說的:「留下了什麼,我們就變成什麼樣的大人。」

文字方塊:  施明欣、Unique老闆Luca、黃怡菱Until 2014, the world's population is total 7.209 billion according to the US Census Bureau. But we met at this moment. We are TIP fifth, there are 13 students from different schools and different departments. Whether Taiwan partne r or friends I met in Italy are all of mine in Italy. Although maybe I am part of yours. Only open our hearts to accept different cultures, we will have unforgettable moved.

We have dinner with Gianet’s two tutors. They asked us “will you want to be an employer or an employee?” We fell into silence. I never dreamed that I will have a company. Italian preferred to be an employer, and Taiwanese preferred to be an employee. The difference is education. The criterions to success not only partners but also work-hard. Smart is born, work-hard is selected. There is a big culture impact on me.

Arts for them is interests also works. They don’t prostrated themselves before work. They pursued the high quality life. Such as the recent food security problems in Taiwan, it seems not surprising for Taiwan, how about Europe? They said it maybe happened only once or twice, because the government punished with heavy responsibility. They said it is an Italian life style, Dolce Vita. They are the bosses in their life.

This is my first time to a non-Chinese areas, leaving the comfort zone, it is quite a challenge for me. I used to not speak English, but in order to survive, I have to communicate. Now I do bargain with the seller, ask for directions, order restaurants, bank account withdrawal, handling phone cards, to complete the work, even do a report in English. I think it is "self-confidence", just think that we speak Chinese, it usually appear wrong grammar, word mess, so when we said something wrong, it is normal! I often said "her" as "he", if there is a hole, I must be there. But it is fine that we all understand what we mean. We improvement next time.

I visited several countries which are Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom in these five months. There are lots of interesting things that we met a landlord in Holland, he was surprised that we thought Dutch is with red hair, and exclaimed said: "Nonsense, your history textbooks totally wrong."

Before arrived in Italy, we thought internet was very convenient. But we were totally wrong. Taiwan’s internet is more convenient than Europe’s. I will never know until I am here. I refined an international perspective. International perspective is look everywhere and heard anywhere to thinking in many aspects.

This five months is a dream I have never dreamed. Although I felt tired ever. Because it took me almost three hours by bus, train and foot. So we have to get up at 5. It’s a big challenge especially in a frozen winter. There are lot of day-off excuses hit our brain every morning, but we didn’t use one of them. Sometimes there is a bottleneck, but achieving goal is like climbing. At the beginning you will feel the hilltop is far, but when you starting to climbing, where behinds you is all yours. To achieve goal is no other words, insisting is. And our tutor is very kind to teach us. We got a lot of feedback. So I believe that all this is the best arrangement.

I think a lot during commuting, and there is little entertainment in Europe. You have lots of time to talk to yourself. You will you’re your advantages, disadvantages, need and want.

I always make sure that payment equal to gain then do it. But I always stay there and go nowhere. I took lots money and five months to essays and accountant certification. Do I regret this decision?

Not at all! Rather regret doing, and do not regret not doing. There is a dialogue in a movie “Blue Gate” said: "what is left, what we become adults."

2015/2/6 第五屆TIP學員聚餐,贈送老師lungarrotti紅白酒。

2015/2/6 第五屆TIP學員聚餐,贈送老師lungarrotti紅白酒。