I posted a picture on my Instagram last week that made “a statement” that I’m officially graduated, I have my bachelor degree in Public Administration Science from one of the best University in Indonesia, that I can write it on my resume.
Proudly. (or no? I actually not that proud)
Actually I already “graduated” in the middle of 2015, I had finished my class and my minor thesis less than 4 years since I started to become a university student in 2011.
Why it took too long to have a graduation ceremony?
(Thanks, Imagine Dragons)
I had (or still have?) a dream to work abroad and that time, the only way to take was to take part in AIESEC Global Internship Program, but they have one crucial requirement; the applicants should be a student. That’s why I shouldn’t be graduated yet. I needed to delay it.
After long bloody road, awful lots of rejection, finally there was a company called “Haguri Net Co, Ltd” a retail company in an e commerce business in Nagoya City, that eventually become the city I love the most, accepted me for 6 months. Perfect.
At that long period, I could’ve enough with Japan and Improved my Japanese. (Actually, no, I could’t get enough with Japan but yes, my Japanese was improved way better)
But the only downside was I should take the internship at the end of March, so I need to wait from mid-2015 to March 2016. With my school and organization activity has over, I had nothing to do.
Not even writing a blog and part time job.
Oh, but the end of 2015 I helped my Choir team to take part in World Choral Expo in Macao. After the “choir thing”, I really had nothing to do. Trust me, I hated it a lot.
The long waiting time is paid off after I had an amazing time in Japan. (HOW CAN I’M NOT IN LOVE WITH YOU, NAGOYA?)
Sadly after I returned to Indonesia in the mid of September 2016, I registered myself to take part in the graduation ceremony, they said it would be a long waiting in line.
October passed, it’s fine, I need a break anyway after worked.
November passed, still fine.
December passed, panic.
January passed, panic panic panic.
At this point, I felt misserable; lonely, lost my confident. Worst right?
Then finally I received the invitation in February 2017.
So I guess I bet my 1 year to take an internship for 6 months.
No regret, I’m the man. It’s worth it.
Okay, so my school life has over, so what’s next?
I don’t know, I just have to apply for a job, obviously.
Indonesia or Abroad.
It would be hard.
But, Until I get the job,
Give me five,
Give me hug,
And give me good luck.