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東海大學國際職場實習發展中心---離開舒適圈,走向大環境

離開舒適圈,走向大環境

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  • 日期 : 2016-11-21

(台灣 資誠事務所 陳同學)

當你願意跨出第一步走向世界,世界便不單純只為了他人而轉動。當一個人的目標明確,就沒有理由因為他人的目光,而迷失了方向。求學的過程中,我們發掘興趣,培養專業,無不是為了紮穩根基,在未來找尋工作的競賽中,為自己站穩有利的位置。而時間的長流,卻一點一點地沖散我們的理想,消磨我們的耐性。進入會計系,是個重要的決定。在得知系上的職場實習計畫,便毅然決然投入義工的行列。我在三年內完成所有學分,且經過小組長的磨練,具備了面試的資格;在系上的模擬面試中,我們做好準備,並聆聽指教與建議,也累積信心,面對爾後事務所的考驗。

確定錄取的當下,心情雀躍又帶點擔憂,因為我將獨自前往台北這座大城市,迎接職場的洗禮與大學最後一年的生活。實習前,總會迷網事務所的生態如何,加班的狀況是否頻繁,但這樣的想法是多餘的。身為社會準新鮮人,我們需要帶著正面能量與積極的態度,去面對工作上的困難;而非凡事抱怨,又不願意承擔責任。

來到資誠將近ㄧ年的時間,經歷了組上的換血與離職潮,也意識到這份工作的流動率相當地高。儘管離開的人是少數,卻也包含幾位認識已久的朋友,不捨的情緒以祝福替代,祝福他們找到另ㄧ片天空。因為實習的身份,我有機會參與不同的案件,與組上的每個人交流,都是學習的機會。身邊不乏行動力高、有想法的同事,有些人更是在訓練課程便嶄露頭角,獲得肯定。與他們相處可以激勵自己,ㄧ方面也看到自己的不足。組長曾說過:「在進入職場前做好準備,而不是把事務所當作全然學習的地方。」下了部隊,便是實戰的開始,沒有太多時間讓你猶豫不決,從九月份開始的季報,到年報、第一季和稅報的這段期間,我們就是身在戰場,要去面對所有的狀況,解決眼前所有的困難。我們可以在過程中累積經驗,可是多半的基礎能力,需要在大學期間培養。然而,溝通能力是我們必須去重視的。客戶不一定都是友善的ㄧ方,可能因為我們是菜鳥,對我們無法信任。如何在公事之餘,與他們有話題,甚至簡單的關心與問候,都可能搭起信任的橋梁。而不會讓他們覺得我們是來找麻煩,挑他們的錯誤。

來到台北看到了不一樣的世界,繁華的都市、便捷的交通網絡、熱鬧的商圈與壯觀的人潮,都令我大開眼界。有些人利用這ㄧ年去當交換學生,有些人順利錄取了研究所,有些人則還在找尋未來的方向,無論如何我很慶幸來到了資誠實習,確定了自己的方向,更認識ㄧ群同甘共苦的同事。忙碌的季節即將畫上ㄧ個逗號,短暫的休息對查帳員來說是有錢也買不到的奢侈享受。畢業後,將是新的開始,確立目標後便勇往直前,因為機會永遠是留給準備好的人。

When you finally are willing to enter the real world, you will find that it doesn’t revolve around others anymore. When a person’s goal is set, there will be no distraction from anyone that will alter his course. In our years of receiving education, nurturing our hobbies, learning our trade, it has all been for no other reason than to strengthen our foundation in preparation for the competition of job-hunting that awaits us after graduation. Yet time passes, and bit by bit it has scattered our ideals, and gnaws at our patience. Entering the field of Accounting was a big decision, and after learning of the Big Four internship program, I entered the system to become a volunteer, assisting others where and when I can, and completing all my needed courses to graduate. My internship application was accepted, and I used my time as a volunteer to reflect on what I would say in my interview, and also prepare myself to what was to come after my internship begins.

After I was confirmed to be accepted, I was born excited and worried at the same time. I was about to head alone into Taipei, a city completely foreign to me, facing the workforce and living the last year life as an intern. And also, before the internship, I was unsure about the environment of the accounting firm, whether I was going to be able to handle the jobs assigned to me, whether I would cope with long hours of work and overtime hours. However, as I found out, these worries are unessential, because as a fresh out of college newcomer, we must maintain a positive attitude towards our future work, to learn and to improve, not to complain and shrug from responsibility.

I have been worked for almost one year in PWC, going through the tough period of a renewal of membership and a wave of resignation. Though the people who are leaving are the minority, it involves couples of my friends. I change my sadness into blessing and wish them find another opportunity. As an intern, I have chance to join different cases and communicate with everyone in the group, which are all opportunities to learn. Around my side, there are many colleagues who are thoughtful and full of action. Some of them reveal the outstanding talent and receive the recognition in training courses. Getting along with them not only motivate me but also give me a way to find my insufficiency. My senior once said “Being well-prepared before entering the accounting firm instead of taking the firm as a place to learn everything.” Out of the force, it is a start of real war. There is no much time to hesitate. We have to face all the situations and solve all the difficulties in the field from September to the period of annual report, Q1 and tax report. We accumulate our experience during the working time, but most of basic ability needs to be developed in the university. Nevertheless, the ability of communication is important to be regarded. The client is not always friendly to us, since they take us as rookie and may not trust us fully. How to have a talk with them beside the work, even a simple concern and greeting, would build the bridge of trusting. And we would not be the one who is going to find faults with them.

I expend my horizons in Taipei, including prosperous metropolis, convenient traffic network, bustling district, and spectacular crowd, which impress me a lot. Some people go aboard as a exchange student, some are admitted to graduate school, and some are looking for the direction about the future. No matter what others’ life are, I am glad that I choose and come to here, and make sure my road. Also I make friends with several colleagues who can share the joys and sorrows. Yet there is a brief stop after the busy season. For auditors, sleep is the luxury, which could not be bought no matter how rich you are. After I am graduated from college, it is a new beginning to live. What we can do is to set a goal and go ahead without fear. As the saying goes, the opportunity is for those who are well-prepared.