Working in an environment where you don’t feel relaxed can add to the stress of your day-to-day job. That’s one of the reasons I applied to be a Garage Cadet fter first experiencing the warm environment of Garage Society, where I was also inspired by the close relationships of the members.
It’s a simple reason, but also one that I believe is what makes Garage Society so striking as a workplace. Though fun, work is work. It’s been a tough three months, but a time that I will definitely remember fondly, as every step I took as a Garage Cadet made me a better person. Before I joined as a Cadet, I was completely clueless about the Startup ecosystem. The term startup always intrigued me. I believed it to be people who have a great idea and want to make it into a reality. Through all the Garagers I’ve met, I was able to get a clearer picture of the startup industry. They told me their stories, and sometimes it was not a fairytale. Not only do you have to be able to multi-task, but also passionate and determined every single day. Though the work is sometimes exhausting, I felt that a lot of people felt it was mitigated by working in such an energetic environment. Every person I meet up has a unique story, and they all do their best to reach their dreams and make their mark on the world. I also learned a great deal throughout my placement at Student.com. It was challenging for me in the beginning because I had no experience with studying abroad. I still remember how nervous I was when I took the very first call. Whenever I listen my colleagues connecting with students through their own experience living in another country, I felt insecure knowing that I don’t have the same perspective.
BUT I DIDN’T STOP LEARNING, AND WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE SUPPORT FROM MY COLLEAGUES, WHO TOLD ME NOT TO BE DEFEATED BY REJECTIONS.
From being rejected and lacking confidence in the beginning to being appreciated in the end, I could feel myself growing as a person throughout my 13 weeks. I want to thank all my colleagues at Student.com for being so patient and helping me along the way, as well as everyone I met in Garage Society made my time here some of the best. - Rain
What is community? For a long time, it's been an overused buzzword to describe valuable groups of people that help businesses grow. In today’s challenging times, many are seeing it and experiencing it in a different way, as humanity reconnects with each other and divides us at the same time.
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25 May, 2020 - HK
Recently, our schedules have been filled with dozens of interesting webinars and tiring video conferences (or maybe that’s the other way round?). Online events have become the social activity of choice across the world, and whether for business or personal growth one driving factor has been our ever-present need as humans to connect and build community.