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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第九屆學海築夢實習成果-給⾃己義次機會

給⾃己義次機會

  • 單位 : 國際職場實習發展中心
  • 分類 : 第九屆學海築夢實習成果
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  • 日期 : 2019-09-20

東海大學 行政管理暨政策學系 余同學

 

大學時期,最讓我感到遺憾的有兩件事,⼀是沒有到國外交換的經驗,二是沒有到企業實習的經驗。因此,當我看到這項計畫的報名簡章時,內⼼是興奮不已的。然⽽,興奮過後伴隨而來的卻是不知所措,已經剩下大學最後一個學期的我,照理來說是該準時畢業投入職場,可是這個計畫的出現,讓我的內⼼心動搖了,我不斷地問自⼰是不是應該給⾃己最後⼀次機會,畢竟⼤學也就只會讀過這麼一次。我帶著忐忑不安的心情詢問父母親的意見,沒想到他們居然舉雙⼿支持,於是我便開始準備報名所需相關資料。

除了了準備資料、通過⾯試,還必須親自前往銀行與義大利在台辦事處辦理相關事宜。繁複的⾏前準備其實是相當累⼈的,可是每當我想放棄的時候,我都會告訴⾃己「不要做會讓⾃己後悔的事」,雖然我不知道做了了我會不會後悔,但是我可以肯定不做我絕對會後悔。經過⼀番努力與堅持後,「義⼤利,我來啦」!

⽣活⽅面,要學著適應很多不⼀樣的東西,例如:陌⽣的義⼤利文、不同的飲食文化、不便的交通......等等,加上⾝邊少了⽗母與師長的陪伴,遇到困難時都必須⾃行解決,我就算不想長大也得逼⾃己長大;⼯作⽅面,我在佩魯賈⼟地教育基⾦會實習,協助他們處理會計方面的瑣事,這跟我主修的科系-⾏政管理暨政策學系,可以說是截然不同的領域。在這裡我經常使⽤用我在台灣不太使用的⽂文書軟體Excel,也學會如何看懂義⼤利的⼟地租賃契約、銀行收支明細和每⽇日營收報表等資料。除了培養新的技能外,因為平時與同事們溝通都使用英文,所以也精進了了⾃己的英語對話能力。

工作時發現台灣和義⼤利職場⽂化最大的不同在於「工作氛圍」和「認同鼓勵」。在台灣工作的時候,無時無刻都會感受到壓力,但是,在義⼤利,也許是因為他們的步調較為緩慢,也許是少了來自上司與同事們監視的壓力,而可以將事情做得更更好。⾄於「認同鼓勵」的部份,這點是拿我之前在非營利組織實習的經驗來做比較,同樣是無薪實習,「把事情做對」這件事在台灣被視為理所當然,但是在義⼤利他們會感謝你的付出;在台灣「犯錯」是不被允許的,但是在義大利犯錯沒關係,修正即可。我覺得這兩點台灣和義⼤利彼此都應該互相學習,找到⼀一個平衡點,我相信對兩個國家都會有所助益的。

因為我非常喜歡拜訪不同的地方,觀察並體驗他們的文化,所以在這五個月當中,我時常利⽤假日的時光和朋友們相約拜訪義大利的其他城市,也在聖誕節的時候去了瑞士、德國和荷蘭。在去過這麼多地⽅後,更加堅定了我想朝「航空業」發展的決⼼,相信這五個月來的收穫將成為我的助力,能讓我朝著方的夢想更進⼀一步。

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
my dream.