I have always been a goal oriented person so of course before coming to Sydney I created a list of goals that I hoped to accomplish throughout this amazing journey. Each day I spend in Sydney, I grow as a young business professional and as a person. I like to challenge myself, try new things, and step out of my comfort zone at least once a day to make strides towards reaching my goals.
The one goal that I want to accomplish most throughout my time abroad is to find out what I want to pursue as a future career. My college experience has not been the easiest. I have transferred to three different universities before landing at Pitt and have changed my major multiple times. I have had to adjust, find my place, and rediscover myself many times along the way. Just before this semester abroad, I changed my major to Marketing and Business Information Systems. I knew that I had a great internship opportunity abroad for my first step into getting my feet wet into the field of marketing. I am a digital marketing intern for TEG, a live entertainment and ticketing technology business. I have loved every second of my internship so far and have finally decided that a job in the marketing field is right for myself. Although I do not know exactly what I want to do in the future, I now know that I am on the right path. My internship and classes have challenged me and helped me grow as a young professional in the marketing field. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and am now one step closer to crossing off this goal.
Another goal that I hope to accomplish while abroad is becoming more independent as a individual. I tend to rely on others opinions often and end up finding myself confused in the end. Traveling to the opposite side of the world, not really knowing a single person, is a great way to grow as an individual. I have learned so many new things about myself so far throughout this journey. I’ve noticed that I have become more social and more confident in myself. I am learning to try new thing while figuring out how to balance work, life and play. The thought of studying abroad can be terrifying for some people. Being thrown into a new environment with new people and being forced to figure things out on your own does not sound all that comforting. I have used this opportunity to branch out and build new relationships while discovering my true self. I have made amazing friendships and have become more independent as an individual.
This journey is challenging me in so many ways. I am pushing myself and growing as a young lady and young business professional every single day. Not only am I reaching my goals, I am surpassing them. I can’t think of a better way to do this. Having this opportunity has given me such a different outlook on life. I cant wait to see everything I accomplish at the end of this journey.