I must say, things can change a lot in a year. Every time I think “my life is pretty stable now. Nothing is going to change drastically and I will stay the same!” Nope, nope and nope. I’m 22, shouldn’t I have learned by now?
I’m currently at a point in my life where everything is rather too predictable and slow. During the summer, I worked my absolute best at my internship placement and had a blast with my intern co-workers. I met some amazing friends and spoke to many inspirational adults who were making an actual difference in the real world. I guess it’s been a little difficult for me to adjust back to the school lifestyle with assignments and reports to submit, only to be counted as a student number among many in the program.
How many times can a twenty year old say that she was interviewed on the phone by a journalist student for a school newsletter? Not many times! A few weeks ago, Jana Gregorio interviewed me on the phone to hear my opinion about Ten Thousand Coffees and to share my experiences on the platform. I have to say, it was definitely a strange experience as I was asked a question and expected to answer to the best of my abilities, knowing that whatever I say will be written on the article word for word.
November 15th, 2015. I am finally twenty years old. In both sides of my family (maternal and paternal side) I am the youngest child, so it’s an important moment for the entire family since I am finally entering the twenty zone. Reflecting on the last twenty years, I have to say that I have come a long way from the shy and introverted 8 year old living in Seoul.
If you have attended or is currently attending a business school, you probably have wondered this question at some point: are case competitions really important? With 2.5 years of university experience, I can whole-heartedly say yes. They are extremely important.
Until I entered university, I have never truly pondered about what I’m wholeheartedly passionate about. Sure I’ve had passing interests and hobbies, but I wouldn’t dare call them my passion after meeting with people whose faces seemed to light up while describing their occupation or interests. To me, passion manifests itself through a conversation that leaves a lasting impression on the other person. Whether the topic is focused on your day-to-day job or a prevailing issue that is affecting the world, if you engrave a certain message in someone else’s mind, I can tell you right now that you have passion.
Welcome back students! These are the required textbooks that you will need to buy. The university bookstore should be offering this newest edition for $190. Or you can miss all the important details in the old edition and purchase it from an upper year for approximately half the price. Oh but did I mention how you will miss most of the important details in the old one? It’s really up to you!