Another subject down today. Only a few more and I’m out for some break. Last Monday some students were called out of the classroom for a little talk with the marketing and industry collaboration officer and I was one of them. Okay, so I was short-listed for scholarship in the company where I applied, while the other six that were called made it to the other company. Anytime this week, I’ll probably receive a notification regarding an interview…
Today, after our proctor checked my answer sheet…
Proctor: Who’s Aclan?
Me: *raises left hand*
Proctor: You didn’t apply for <Company A>?
Me: *shakes head*
I was dumbstruck after the swift conversation. What was that about? In the beginning, I only planned on proceeding to the Applications Development track. Then a classmate of mine, after knowing my undergraduate major, was surprised that I’ll be taking the specialization when I already have the background in programming and suggested that I take Embedded Systems instead. From that day on, my mind never rested on the matter. There were other indirect instances which made me think about it more and more. My classmate has a point, but based on an experience on working with hardware, I can say that I really suck at it. I never weighed things heavily then, and now I am being haunted by them.
- Company A: monthly stipend, more challenging (just another way of expressing “difficult”), perhaps cool facilities to use
- Company B: usually hires fresh grads (as stated in their company presentation), software development and not hardware, might probably give me the chance to work in Cebu (which I actually don’t want to happen)
If only I had applied to both companies in the first place…
Edit: In Japanese Business today our teacher said about him being hired in Company B. Was it a sign?