(Umbria Aerospace System實習生 陳同學 東吳大學企管系)
這五個月來，我有一個深刻的體悟，「原來工作是生活的一種」。這句話聽起來很多餘，卻是我一直以來從未察覺過的。大四時，我在曾經在台灣家樂福總公司的行銷部門實習，當時的我就是想賺錢，認為工作就是賺錢的一種手段，完完全全將工作與日常生活分成兩個不同的領域，工作就是讓我可以過日常生活的方式。來到義大利實習之後，我有了新的觀點。依照義大利政府的法規，大學生在企業實習是不給薪的，這也代表學生的心態可能會決定學習的成效。我的tutor - - Massimo Paoletti是我所待的公司UAS的老闆，他相當相當地忙碌，如果想要找他討論，都要靠自己爭取，也就是主動詢問他何時有空。原本的我相當的被動，很多事情都是等人分配，或是不會自己主動爭取機會，到義大利實習後，我才驚覺如果我再像以前一樣消極被動，我會失去成長的機會，也浪費了繳交的學費。因此我變得更積極，主動提問題與tutor討論，以及討論他指派給我的報告。生活態度常常會影響職場上的表現，在義大利的實習階段，由於常常是一個人通勤，在公車上時，我總會將上班得到的省思，對應到我以前的生活態度上，然後我發現，以前的我如果進入職場會很容易就被淘汰的。我開始將每次在公司所獲得的感受，轉換成我的生活態度，這樣跟自己的對話一直持續著，我才發現，原來工作就是生活的一部分，我們總是因為自己的生活習慣、態度影響我們在職場上的表現。對我來說，工作不再是工作，他就是我們生活的縮影，他就是我們的生活。當我們決定要如何去過我們的生活時，我們在工作職場上的表現就會因而有所變化。
Umbria Aerospace System Chen, Kuan-Hsun
I am very familiar with internship in company, this is common for students who are major in business. Actually, many students who study business have experiences of internship. However, we have less chances to have internship abroad. If I can choose, I think I would join TIP again. Having internship in other countries not only includes company but also the other element - - creating new life experience. Before the period I stay in Italy, I had lived with my parents for 20 years. In my view, I think attending the project is my first step to leave the comfort zone.
In these five months, I find that “job is a part of life”. It sounds nothing, but I have never felt it. I had had an internship in Carrefour marketing department when I was senior. I separated job and life into totally different fields. Besides, I thought having a job is just the way to make money to support our life. And that was also why I wanted to apply the job. After I joined TIP, it makes me generate a new view. According to the regulation in Italy, there is no salary for students who intern in companies. It means students’ attitude could affect what they would learn. My tutor – Massimo Poaletti is chairman in UAS. He is quite busy and I need to be more active to ask him to discuss my assignment.
I was inactive before and would not to purchase opportunities by myself. When I started my internship, I found that I couldn’t learn anything without active attitude and I just waste money, as well as time. Thus, I make myself become more positive on my job and try to create more chances to learn.
Attitude in life always performance on work. Because I always take bus by myself, I have more time to think about how can I improve myself from my working experience. To me, work is not work anymore, it is a part of our life. It could be different when we change our attitude of life.
I think I am very lucky to be a part of UAS. The colleges in UAS are friendly. They are willing to communicate with me in English even though they are not good at it. In addition, I am lucky to be Massimo’s student. In the first time I came to UAS, he told me “Be free to ask me, because the purpose you are here is learning. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. If you meet any problem, you need to solve it.” What he said make me relieved. I actually learned many thing from him. I saw how a leader try to operate a company with forty to fifty employees. I also learned some skills of negotiation when he had meetings with Korean customers. I believe that the changes will be weapons in the future.