東海大學 行政管理暨政策學系 余同學
IT’s a chance for myself.
There were two things that I felt regret during my periods of the University. Onewas that I didn’t have any experience of being an exchange student. The other was that Ihad never intern in a company. Thus, I was really excited when I saw the information ofthis intern program. However, I was like a deer in the headlights after feeling excited. Ididn’t know what should I do next. I thought that I supposed to graduate on time andthen go to work, but this program shook me inside. I kept asking myself whether I shouldgive me one last chance or not, because I could be university student for only once. I
asked my parents for their opinions. Surprisingly, they fully supported me. After I got theirpermission, I started prepare those documents which were needed for this intern program.In addition to prepare the documents and pass the interview, I had to go to the
bank and IETCPO for applying some documents. The complex procedures were reallytired. Sometimes I wanted to give up, but I told myself it’s almost there. Also, I told myself that “Don’t do the things that I would regret.”. Although I wasn’t sure that whether I would not feel regret after I done this, I was pretty sure that I would regret if I didn’t do that. After some hard works and persistence, “Italy, here I come”. At life, there were lots of new things I had to learn and adapt in Italy, such as an unfamiliar language, different food culture, inconvenient traffic and so on. Without parents and teachers’ accompany, I had to handle every situation on my own. Although I didn’t want to grow up, I had to. At work, I interned in Fondazione Agraria and helped them deal
with the accounting stuffs. This field was totally different from what I had majored in Taiwan. I used “Excel” a lot here, which I seldom used that in Taiwan. I also learned how to read a land lease contract, bank account balance, daily closing fees and so on. I was
not only gained the new skills, but also improved my English conversation skills by having chat with my colleagues.
I found out the “working atmosphere” and the “recognition and encouragement” are quite different between Taiwan and Italy. In Taiwan, I felt stressed during the work time. However, I didn’t feel stressed here because of their slow pace or maybe it was because there’s no one watching me when I was working. Without those stress, I became better on works. As for the “recognition and encouragement”, I compared it with my experience of interned in a non-profit organization, because both of them are internships without salary. There, they thought it was our duty to do the right thing. They took it for granted. But here, when you did the right thing, they would appreciate and encourage you. It was disallowed to make mistakes in Taiwan. But it’s ok to make mistakes in Italy,
you just need to fix them after you made. I considered that Taiwan and Italy should learn from each other. I believed that they would become better. I really loved to visit different places, observe and experience different cultures, so I went travel around many Italian cities in this five months. I also went to Switzerland, Germany and Netherlands during the Christmas break. After I went so many places, it made my determination of working in an airline company became much more stronger. I strongly believed that what I had gained from this five months could help me get closer to