(台灣 KPMG事務所實習生 陳同學)
When I entered the accounting department I just know the department promotes the international internships. I think this is a great plan, but I had not decided whether this is the way I want. So I has been explored from the freshman to junior year. Until the first time I prepare resume and join the first interview, I realized that everything should be tried. If I was afraid to take the first step then I will miss a lot, Because a lot of things you do not do will make nothing, but if you made and I will be very different!
Now I remember the first I went into the company, how anxious and restless I am when I am alone in the office. Every things should ask others. The first time the field I feel ignorant for anything, and I am not very confident for myself. I often afraid I would hurt the progress of the team because I lack of ability, However, as the saying goes every one of my colleagues are willing to share knowledge to others selflessly. Because the team in the same case is like a family. if one of them did not finish, the whole team will not be the end of the case. Therefore, we will help each other. It let me realize the importance of teamwork.
When I first entered office, semi and incharge will always tell you, "There are things we don’t understand we should ask, and give yourself deadlines. If you are over time then do not bury yourself in work. Because the level one has most chance to ask questions, I have to seize the opportunity to ask questions "So I told myself not to be afraid to ask questions. It is not ashamed to ask questions. I let myself as a sponge, and eager to absorb knowledge and grow. Most importantly, there must be a positive heart to learning. I believe that most people learn in school are often passive. Students often study for exam. After I came to office, there was an inchrge told me that everyone is busy here, no one have time to tell you what to do, you have to learn to take the initiative to ask. These words deep impact on me, I have always insisted on the attitude to learn. Later, I discovered that I have learned a lot of things unconsciously. When other colleagues or customers have problems, I have been able to answer them. Actually I very surprised that I am progress during this period. I am also very happy for myself and I am grateful for the firm's partners!
Of course, I often want to leave in this 11-month internship. Sometimes I will regret why I want to practice. Like other senior just enjoy school life of last year, isn’t it good? But when I recall the time of the internship which the team and partners work together to strive to complete the case. That kind of mood that we dedicate ourselves and that pay out the report. I will get a sense of accomplishment from it. I think the students who choose to participate in internships compared to other do not lost anything. Instead, we get more. We just change another place which is more widely to study. Each person we encountered in firm like incharge, managers, and customers are example who worthy we learn from. We have a chance to enter the job than others. Besides I can understand the difference etween practice and theory, I also to understand the shortcomings for myself early, and the direction which I need efforts. KPMG IS like a treasure trove. It offers many resources, and it needs us to dig it.
Internship entered the end now. I had never thought that I can hang on until the end. Because the internship, I understand I have unlimited potential, and I found either work or live nothing is insurmountable really. As long as you are willing to intentions. As long as you are willing to work harder than others. Then you will get the harvest!