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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心--第六屆學海築夢實習成果-義起出發吧!

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  • 分類 : 第六屆學海築夢實習成果
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  • 日期 : 2016-11-17

 

image description                (Wellness Game實習生 伍同學 逢甲大學外文系)

或許是因為自己念外文系,所以一直以來,都希望能有個機會離開台灣,到海外工作,而就在我畢業之際,我遇見了東海大學的TIP計畫,我突然有一種“命中注定”感覺,於是我二話不說,在連我父母都不知道的情況下直接報名並且通過了TIP的考試,就這樣,在2015年的九月,我搭上飛機,飛越了太平洋,來到了義大利。

一開始接觸自己即將實習的工作內容時,我是害怕的,因為這是一個我從來沒有接觸過也完全沒有概念的領域,我很擔心自己做不好甚至做不出來,好在我的老闆是個非常棒的人,每當我向他發問的時候,他總是很有耐心並且非常詳細的回答我的問題,讓我漸漸對這份工作上手,也對自己更有信心,也讓我更明白一句話:「當你勇敢面對問題,這個問題已經被你解決一半了。」

當然,來到這裡,除了工作,更要好好的體驗義式文化與生活。義大利人不管是工作還是生活節奏都相當緩慢和不拘小節,從慢慢結帳,還會邊結帳邊聊天的收銀員,甚至是下午四點才打算開始營業的商店,讓我這個習慣了台灣快速緊湊步調的人相當不習慣,甚至會感到生氣。可是到了現在我晚餐越來越晚吃、espresso越喝越多、火車誤點遲到也能輕鬆的一笑置之,原來我在不知不覺之間,已經慢慢的融入這個國家了。

這趟旅程所帶給我最大的收穫,就是閱歷和眼界的成長。有一句話說得很好:「走不出去,眼前就是你的世界;走出去,世界就在你眼前。」踏出自己習以為常的生活和舒適圈,我才驚覺到自己的竟是如此不足與空洞。我想起大學時讀過關於一位心理學家,Joyce Brothers說過的話:「我們都有未開發的潛能,唯有挑戰極限你才能發掘它們。」這份不想輸的心情以及期許自己成為更好的人的壓力,也將會一直鞭策著我向著目標前行。

Because my major in university is foreign language and literature, to have a opportunity to work abroad has always been my goal. I met TIP in 2014, the last year in university. I fill up the application document immediately and mailed it to Tunghai University without telling my parents, and soon, I passed the test. In 2015, September, I got on a plane and came to Italy.

In my first time to have a meeting with my boss, Luca, he explained the content of this work and told me what I have to do during the internship. I felt extremely anxious because I knew nothing about this area. Can I handle this job? What will happen if I mess up my job? These thought like a heavy stone and weigh on my mind. Fortunately, Luca is a very kind boss, although he is busy, he always answers my questions patiently and very detail, which help me getting the hang of my job in short time, and I also feel confident of myself.

Staying in Italy, in addition to work, I experienced the culture and life style of Italy. Italian’s tempo no mater working or living is slower than Taiwan. Form cashiers who chat with their staff and slowly check out for you; administration staff late to their work time and shops will not open until 4 pm and so on. I could not get used to this kind of living temple, and sometimes I even feel annoyed. But now, my dinner time is getting later and later, and drink more and more espresso than before, even now I am getting used to the always delay train. Unwittingly, I had been integrated into this country.

What this journey had brought to me is not only the growth of experience and vision, but also my cognition of that how empty and inadequate I am. Joyce Brothers, an American psychologist had said: “In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.” After this internship, I have gotten a clear goal and plan of my future, and I will keep my passion and what I have learned to reach my goal