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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-台灣熱血青年我們義起當

台灣熱血青年我們義起當

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  • 日期 : 2016-12-19

(義大利 Veragon實習生 國貿系 陳同學)

出國念書和工作是很多學生的夢想,體驗國外文化、享受當地生活是常見的原因,當然我也毫不例外;然而,這次多了一樣,學習享受困境."熱忱、努力、擁有一顆堅持與積極的心,任何事情將充滿無限的可能與機會.學習處理和面對之前所沒遇到過的問題, 將成為我新的挑戰"──這段文字是我參加實習前在實習動機上寫下的,如今回頭看,十分深刻,因為這段旅程,我遇見挑戰的頻率遠遠高於幸運的次數,不敢說自己多堅強,但學習在困境中保持熱忱,不敢說自己成長了多少,但多了點改變──面對困難的接受程度和堅持的韌性.

舉其中兩個例子,第一個挑戰是公司未分配實習工作給我,第一天主動向輔導員詢問工作內容,他告訴我別擔心,隔了一天再次詢問工作內容,輔導員的回應一樣是別擔心之後下周會有!下星期仍然沒有回應,心想可能是公司剛搬家,十分忙碌,與其問公司我能做甚麼,不如反過來想──我能為公司做甚麼?因此我開始翻譯公司網站,兩天後主動給輔導員看已翻譯好的網站,他除了訝異也對於我的效率表示肯定.之後在義大利教授的協助下,工作的問題得以獲得解決.工作內容是分析及比較競爭者產品、如何增加經銷商、評估進入亞洲市場的優劣勢和機會等.記得曾期許自己必須主動積極,我做到了. 隨後,在工作上我再度遇到第二個挑戰-詢問競爭者產品的售價,官網上幾乎未標示售價,寄信詢問,也常碰壁,將狀況告知輔導員,他說沒關係詢問價格本身就很困難,但之後我依然每天寄信詢問,寄了十封總會有一封告訴我售價,這是毅力給我的回饋;之後我想到另一個解決方法,不在官網上找價格,改去B2B平台找售價,因為那是公開交易的平台,它會顯示價格;原本的方法行不通那就換個方法,山窮水盡疑無路,柳暗花明又一村.

除了在工作上收穫,我也想分享在旅途中和生活中,遇見的人事物給我的啟發.先從旅途開始,義大利是個充滿歷史色彩的國家,怎樣也沒想過我們就這樣踏入以前國高中地理課本會出現的圖片裡,踏在如此美麗的土地上,許多歷史古蹟以及神聖的教堂,必朝聖的比薩斜塔、古香古色的佛羅倫斯老橋,高厚的大門,驚人的建築,寬廣的道路,碧藍的天空,溫暖的陽光,這些景色如同相機快門般,喀擦喀擦,一一浮現,映入眼簾,一顆赤熱的心,正在沸騰著,開始學會用眼睛記錄著每一刻感人的瞬間。

接著,我想分享生活,某個早晨搭公車去上班,看著公車在我面前開走,我換了個路線前往公司,遇到一位老爺爺,我們用英文聊天,其中最令我印象深刻的是,當我說我來自台灣的時候,他表示知道,提醒他不是泰國喔!他說沒錯是台灣,台灣是一個國家,但中國將台灣視為其一部分,也說著台灣曾被日本統治的歷史故事,甚至跟我聊台灣的機車,我很訝異他知道這麼多關於這小島嶼-台灣的事情,他說因為他喜歡閱讀,知道很多世界發生的時事,和他相談甚歡,道別後,我才發現自己忘了問他名字,台灣這麼小國家的歷史也清楚,讓我感到非常開心,希望下次很幸運的再遇到他,能問到他的名字!換個路線走看見的風景就不一樣.還有一次,傍晚下班回家時,遇到磅礡大雨,等公車時發現一位學生沒帶傘,拿著吉他背著背包,帶著帽子被大雨襲擊,我走向前幫他撐傘,後來發現他來自德國,因此我們用彼此共通的語言-英文交談,他來了一年學語文和音樂,一邊聊一邊等公車,在國外覺得自己變得比較勇敢,主動幫助別人,心裡會覺得很暖,因為我也常獲得義大利人的幫助,開始懂得感恩和主動幫助別人。

在離開前親手做了台灣形狀的地圖卡片並用綁上台灣著名景點的明信片送給公司的同事們,這個想法來自我小時候的夢想-讓世界看見台灣!對西方國家來說,台灣不像中國日本韓國一樣廣為人知,甚至常被誤認為泰國,卡片除了感謝他們半年的照顧,也希望他們更認識台灣,當他們收到卡片時,他們興奮和開心的表情,讓我很滿足很感動! 因為從未做過卡片,所以花了比一般人多的時間,因為期望更好,所以曾全部重做,太醜的卡片我不敢送,這個好多了!可能比不上更美更精緻的卡片,但我滿意了,因為這也是我的極限了哈哈,希望他們記得台灣人的友善和熱情!這個夢想會繼續執行著,我愛台灣!

回到台灣,我收到公司老闆的信,他說我是目前為止他遇過最棒的實習生,心中好多畫面在腦海裡浮現,內心的感動已在眼眶裡打轉,五個月來的實習,遇到的困難因為這句話值得了,這番話給了我繼續往前的動力!

 
 

           

贈送公司同事自己親手做的台灣地圖卡片

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great man, Franklin Roosevelt, once said” The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” I believe what I dream. Once I make up my mind, I persist and cherish because I aspire to make it come true. Working abroad is one of my goals.

Not only did I experience Italian culture and Italian dish but enjoy the predicaments I face in Italy as well. How to overcome challenges was the most important thing I obtain in Italy. I will not say I learn a lot form the challenges, but I will say I change my attitude indeed when I face the problems. What did I change? Not only am I much more valiant and optimistic but far more persistent and stronger to face difficulties. I enjoyed the predicaments.

Except working experience, I have enjoyed the life in Italy. I try their food involving pasta, pizza, ice cream, and coffee. I love Italian ice cream very much because it is tasty and different from ice cream in Taiwan. Wine is necessary in Italian life as well. Wine is cheap in the super market. They drink wine like Taiwanese drink tea. I try to take wine as my drink instead of coke or juice. Furthermore, making friends with Italian is the fastest way to know their life and culture. Italian personality somehow likes Taiwanese. Some of Italian I met is conservative to strangers, but as they trust you and regard you as a friend, they will treat you as part of their family. Last but not the least, their time schedule must have one with their family. However, Taiwanese may have to spare out their time from work to accompany with family. Therefore, I try to take my life pace slower and fit into their living pace.

I have changed myself in this half of year in Italy. First, I learned how to cook. I often cook by myself instead of eating outside by spending a lot of money. I love sea food, so I deal with the fresh squid, salmon, shrimp, clam and so on. Even it is my first time to cope with the creatures which are alive and live in the ocean; I still enjoyed cooking sea food dishes again and again. In addition, I get used to give compliment to others. I learned it from Italian because they like to give compliment to people. It is a decent habit. After receiving compliment from a person, people smile with a sincere and joyful mood. Not only I feel good, but the one who received compliment from me feel great as well.  Last, Italian focuses on their living quality and lives in the moments. They will not spend too much time on their work. They need to take a rest, so they have power to work. For instance, they like to drink coffee about 11 o’clock before the lunch time. Therefore, I tried coffee and took a short break in my working period.

On my last day in Veragon, I have made cards to my colleagues. I have never made any cards before. As a result, I spent longer time than general because I wish to do it perfectly. Why I made these cards? The inspiration came to my childhood dream- Introduce Taiwan to the world. Not only do I appreciate colleagues in Veragon but introduce my lovely country--Taiwan! To western, Taiwan is not as famous as China, Japan, and Korea. Taiwan even often recognized to Thailand as well. I wish Taiwan to be known to people in the world. Hence, I made the cards with a shape of Taiwan. Wish they remember Taiwan and friendly Taiwanese. I will not do better but best!

In conclusion, adventure benefits greatly; it fevers the imagination concerning the world. Traveling can bring us to a world imbued with surprises and thrills. Enjoy the life with adventure. It is not length of life but depth of life, after all.