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Uncertainty, Persist, Growth, Progress.

By Amanda

Sep 27 2022

Hi, this is Amanda, now a junior student of EBSC.

Back in the time when I was still a high school student, I have no clue about what I wanted, like I’m lost in a maze which is full of uncertainty, probably as lost as you who are reading this little paragraph now. However, is easy to get “lost” for most teenagers who are only 18 years old; afraid to make mistakes, and hesitate to face the challenge, I’m also not the exception, so you are not alone! Life is always full of challenges; this is what makes you grow and stronger.

The reason I choose EBSC is that I see lots of possibilities and potential for my future. The diverse courses can guide me to reach out to multiple dimensions to find my interest, and try many different things, also the international environment of learning. Those are the main value of this department! Our chairman and professors always encourage students to try, to make mistakes when they are still a student, because you didn’t need to pay for anything, once you start to work, you might be fired as a punishment, that will be a big cost.

It’s hard to explain how much can EBSC gives in a few sentences, but I appreciate that I have chosen here for my bachelor's degree. Compare to other departments, I think ESBC really gives many spaces that can let students released their potential. The process will make you more mature and thoughtful of yourself; I promise you can feel the difference as long as you start to make things different!

Imagine if you got lost in a place you are not familiar with without the internet and Google, aren’t you need to keep trying to go multiple roads or try various ways to find your destination? Or even you don’t need a destination! You probably will stop while you find a place that might not be on your choice list, but it’s the place where you've found you truly feel a sense of belonging.

Whether you have goals or things you want to do, may not be what you need to worry about right now. To quote the famous saying of the elders: "Youth is the capital." What will the future look like? There is still a lot of time from now to the future, you might as well try to persevere and see, what will the future look like.

In the process of growing up, I wasn't the kind of person who likes to study or knows what I want to do that kind of comparatively smart student. Looking back at reality, I think university is a place for me to settle down and change my mind, and also a time to have a good conversation with yourself!

From freshman to sophomore year, I still cried occasionally because I was super anxious about everything! But I also survived the confusion of freshman year and the anxiety of sophomore year. I worked hard and found what I love after trying many things (I’m minoring in marketing)! Now I have enough confidence can present on stage in fluent English, also achieved good grades in many courses, I believe that "don't stop learning" and these “setbacks” and “unknowns” are the nutrients for my growth.

This is my story and my experience, it won’t be suitable for everyone, but I would like to use those examples to help someone to clear their mind also think more deeply no matter is for their thoughts or the difficulty they are facing. As a person who totteringly came thru the past 3 years, I would like to say that EBSC makes me very different. Give yourself time to think and try, as long as you persevere, you will get the harvest.

回到我還是高中生的時候,我不知道自己想要什麼,就像迷失在充滿不確定性的迷宮中。然而,對於大多數的青少年來說,容易迷失、害怕犯錯,不敢面對挑戰,都是很正常的,我也不例外,所以你並不孤單!生活總是充滿挑戰,這就是讓你成長和強大的原因。


我選擇EBSC的原因是,「我看到了未來的很多可能性和我的潛力」。

多元化的課程可以引導我去不同領域尋找自己的興趣、嘗試很多不同的事情,還有國際化的學習環境可以讓我體驗在國外上課的氛圍。

這些也就是這個系的核心價值!我們的系主任和教授總是鼓勵學生去嘗試,在還是學生的時候犯錯,因為你不需要付出任何代價,一旦你開始工作後,你可能會被解僱之類的懲罰,那將會是一個很大的成本⋯⋯

真的很難用幾句話來解釋 EBSC 能帶給學生多少東西,但我很感激我選擇了這裡。相比其他系,我覺得ESBC確實給了學生很多的空間,可以讓學生發揮潛能。這個過程會讓你更加成熟,和更會為自己著想;我保證只要願意開始改變,你就會感受到不一樣!


想像一下,如果今天在外地迷路了,沒有網路沒有google map,是不是也是要走過很多不同的路,最後才可以到達目的地?又或者是不見得一定要有目的地啊!在這途中妳發現一個妳喜歡的地方,或許是一間餐廳,也或許是一間書店,妳就在那停下來了,因為妳找到妳內心真正感受到歸屬感和能讓妳有立足之地的地方生活著。


有沒有目標、或是想做的事情,可能都不是你現在需要擔心的。引用長輩的一句名言:「年輕就是本錢」。未來還有那麼長的時間,不妨試著堅持下去看看!


在成長的過程中,我不是那種喜歡讀書、很會讀書、知道自己想做什麼的那種⋯⋯比較聰明的學生。回歸現實來看,我覺得大學本來就是一個讓自己沈澱、轉換思緒的地方!還有能和自己好好對話的一個時光!從大一到大二,我還是偶爾會哭,因為我對一切都超級焦慮!但但我也從大一的迷惘、大二的焦慮之中,撐過來了。我很努力,我很努力,而且也在多方嘗試(我有輔系行銷)之後找到了我熱愛的事情!現在我有足夠的信心可以用流利的英語在台上報告,在很多課程中也取得了不錯的成績。我相信「不要停止學習」,這些「挫折」和「未知」都將成為我成長的養分。


這是我的故事和經驗,它不見得會適合每個人,但我想用這些例子來幫助一些人去更深入地思考,無論是需要釐清思緒或是正在面臨困難的人們。作為一個蹣跚卻又充實的走過去三年的人,我想說EBSC真的讓我變得非常不同!給自己時間去思考和嘗試,只要你堅持不懈,你就會得到收穫。


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