So, Term3 officially began on April 4th. Its been a lovely week and a half of kick-off sessions, team-building, alumni meets, preparations getting ready to take the plunge into the world of ‘finding a job’- read that as career-related-workshops and the Career Fair. The Career Fair is a great event, organized by the Career Services team at MBS in cooperation with the University of Mannheim and is a great place to meet potential employers. Its Day 3 tomorrow and its just been great so far to see a variety of companies under one roof, talking to them to understand more about them and what one could do for them. Plus its a great opportunity to use those German skills in a business environment. Speaking German to native German speakers and actually making myself understood gives me a high like no other!
I also seem to have made a lot of headway in figuring out what exactly I would like to see myself doing in the coming years. To be honest, I am not the greatest fan of the question ‘ Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?’. But I totally see the merit in that question now. Maybe its age or experience or a combination of both or just some enlightenment. Whatever the reason, I have completely bought into the whole ‘self-reflection’ concept. Sure, it takes awhile, depending on you, your background, your current situation and more importantly how persevering you are. You may not find your chosen path 2 weeks into your search. But if you persevere, you’ll surely get there. And like a friend of mine says, you’d at least know what you don’t want, thus making the path a lot more clearer.
Whoever said ‘ the pleasure lies in the journey and not the destination’ sure knew what they were talking about.