東海大學 經濟系 楊穎淇
The reason why I participated TIP internship program is my senior sister in the school she was the student of them before. She shared lots of experience about this internship program and inspired me to join. Not only I was so admired her but also I rarely known others who has the experience of overseas internship. In addition, I have worked in the U.S for summer vacation in 2017 and I’m not strange with foreign country. Moreover, I would like to see the foreign workplace and experience the different cultural life. As a result, I determined to apply this program and swore to pass the interview.
After coming to Perugia I have different feelings since I have been used to living in the city. Everything here in Italy is totally different from Taiwan. Also, I was living with the other interns from various university. By living together, it's also a challenge for me. I think this is also the longest group life that I experienced in my life.
My internship company is an engineering machinery enterprise. At the first, I was very confused that I was assigned to this company. Not only it took me five hours for commuting every day but also I don't know anything about engineering because I was majoring in Economics. However, I still use my extra time to think about what I can do for the company. During the period of internship, not only my marketing analysis ability have improved but also strengthened my international communication skills.
Outside of the internship, I have been to many places in Italy. Even though the language and the culture are very far away from me, I still like the enthusiasm of the Italians and the atmosphere of each city. The most important of all, I considered that traveling is not that simple. Aside from the advance preparation, also the sudden situation. Thanks to the partner who has traveled with me. Everyone made the best memories in my life.
The most impressed me is that the older people I have met, they were all very surprised when knowing I came to Italy for internship. Most of them told me I was very lucky. Regardless of internship and travel, both of them will make me to see or learn the things that I never expect. The most precious things I have learned is that I don't need to set myself at what age to do anything. If I have dreams or thoughts, I should go for it. I am very grateful that TIP gave me this opportunity to come to Italy as an intern. Whether the independence, working ability or the change of my mind, it has been very different from the past. I think I will be braver to learn anything that I am interested in and always being thankful for everything that I have!