The semester is done…it’s a bittersweet feeling.
In the last three weeks, we’ve wrapped up six successful industry seminars, learned about freelancing, written 3000 words about our experiences in the real world and meeting professionals in our dream jobs; it’s been a ride.
Even though there were frustrating assignments and countless group meetings, I have found this course to be very rewarding overall. It taught me that sometimes there’s no right time, so in life you should just go for things with positive expectations. The Personal Networking assignments were perhaps my biggest challenge – I had coffee with three of the four I interviewed and it ended up being my favorite thing I did this semester! I’m glad we were encouraged to do this.
As for the seminar, I have never felt more satisfied and happy when it all ran smoothly despite a few hiccups. It’s definitely something I’ll never forget.
I have attended every group meeting and lecture, as well as approach each of my assignments with positivity and enthusiasm. I also contributed where I could and made sure to give everything – whether it be creating a costume or organising an interiew – my all and my best, even when it scared me. For these reasons – and others, of course, check out my weekly reflections! – I give myself a HD (90%) grade overall.
I still have a long way to go, but I think MI2 has given me a good grounding to enter the workforce. I won’t expect too much, but I also won’t expect too little. I’ll be confident in what I know, and be willing to learn things I don’t know. The career path I want could shift and my goals could change, but if there’s one thing I’ll always strive to be, it’s “happy”.