Life is joyful when there exist hopes – And I can create hopes on my own.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life… as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

– Booker T. Washington-

It is nice to come back to my blog after one crazy week, when I had to deal with two consecutive interviews for a post of internship for SEO Vietnam and try to meet the deadline of CIMA GBC 2012, especially when the Space button of my keyboard malfunctioned. I have run a gamut of feelings last week, from excitement when I received the notice of the other interview with ACB after the one made on Sunday, to worry when I finished the second interview with the HR specialist of ACB, and then to depression when receiving the letter of rejection from ACB on Thursday morning, which made me burst into tears. Screwed by a test of International Finance on Thursday afternoon and I bitterly found out that I have not had anything relating to this stuff from the beginning of this semester. I rose up to CIMA GBC challenge in the last three days by frequently staying at school for group meeting, and staying up late at night to edit the report. A feeling of tranquility came to me on Friday after having a meaningful chat with one of my close friends. On Saturday, I was nearly exhausted after 1 hour playing badminton for the make-up exam of Physical Education. On looking back, it is difficult to realize that a lot of events had happened in such a short period of time. All tasks, activities, and other stuff came into my life and made up for my mind for a while. Failure in the application for ACB and SEO Vietnam after 2 months working hard on it really made me sad for a day. Receiving the encouragements from my friends, I felt better immediately and realized that I have learnt lots of things after two months living with kind of CV, tips for interviews, or letter of thanks to the recruiters. In addition, this experience also made me think much more on my career orientation in the future. Actually, according to one SEO alumni, there is still a company having not announced the list of interviewees and I still have chance to go to Ho Chi Minh City this summer. The fact that there is still some hopes really made me feel better. No matter how dim the hope is, it is still worth trying, is that right?

Another thing about hope. Today I finished editing our report for CIMA Global Business Challenge and sent it. Our group has worked hard on it for more than 3 months and we have expended all of our efforts to accomplish it. During the time of working on this report, we have chances to learn more about knowledge relating to  Strategic Management, Managerial Accounting, which are not available in our curriculum. We also have chances to consolidate our knowledge of Corporate Finance or Microeconomics. Teamwork skill, leadership skill, critical and analytical thinking also came as well. We do gain a lot of things after all.

And we also gain hope. I don’t know but every time when I have something to hope for, I always find that life is beautiful. It is wonderful when I have something to work on, have the chance to try for something, have the opportunity to challenge myself with new difficulties, learn a lot of new things through striving for excellence.

Life is joyful when there exist hopes – And I can create hopes on my own.

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