Li Shan
Every start has an end, and each end represents a new beginning.

I can still clearly remember how it started. It all began with the girl who is late for class and got mixed up with her class venue, trying to find the correct classroom and decided to follow another girl who seemed to be heading for the same class. Not only was she filled with the panic, but also the anxiety of meeting new people as well as what to expect for class. And the story begins thereafter when she finally stepped into the class with a friendly teacher ushering her to a seat for ice-breaker games.

And after 3 months of learning the various professional communication skills as well as working with her fellow classmates, things have come to an end. Simply put, what are the gains?

To me, it is not just learning about what is taught in lessons but also in practice about bridging interactions with people. Definitely, it is through the lessons that I know the proper way to write a proper business letter, cover letter, resume, etc. Although I will not say I know exactly how to present myself in a splendid way, at least I would know the criteria to look out for when I am writing any one of the above. It is also through class that I had gained a lot of insights and motivations from the real-life experiences shared on interviews and prospects of life (Thanks to Brad and classmates). Nonetheless, it is also through the course that I had learnt about my classmates’ creative ideas and that I would constantly try to improve myself and learn how to jump out of the box and comfort zone that I tend to reside in. To sum it up all, it has been overall an inspiring yet motivating lesson learnt.

However, what is learnt and forged in the lessons should not be placed with a full stop as the class ends. I believe this is just the beginning of a constant learning and upgrading process and putting what is learnt into practical applications. And before I close this post, I would like to say the following to the classmates.
 “Hey, let’s keep in contact with each other and organize an outing!”

And finally, adios! 
8 Responses
  1. Neil Free Says:

    Finally..You are really quite in this class, but I believe you have learnt a lot from this module which could be used directly for the application for job or further study in the near future. Cheer up and wish you good luck in the finals and the last year in NUS.

  2. Hi Li Shan,

    I'm pretty sure that not only you but all of us have learnt a lot from this class. Yay. Keep in touch and enjoy your last year in NUS hehe.

    btw, I looked for my name in this blog post to know if you wrote something about me, no, so sad xD

  3. Min Hau Ong Says:

    Hi Lishan,

    Yea,we all should constantly improve ourselves and learn to jump out of the box!

    Hope you will get a great job with all the skills you learned from ES2007S.

  4. Li Shan Says:

    @ Neil: Yeah, I guess I'm one of the quieter ones in class and sort of a missing phantom b'cos I'm always late =x
    Thanks and definitely I do walk away from this class learning a lot. All the best for the coming semesters too!

    @Hong: Enjoy your last year as well! About half a semester more. Oops, and I had forgotten to mention anybody in this post. Though not fully expressed, but it's all in my heart =D

    @Hau: Yeah, that 'jumping' part will be essential. Thanks and I do hope I get a great job too!
    Hope to bump into you again some time in my half a year left in school!

  5. Thank you very much, Li Shan, for your final reflection. It's clear and concise, an obviously heart-felt. l like the way you start with the story of your first day. I also appreciate your many contributions to the class this terms, not the least of which was your idea for the pizza party. What a great thought!

    Best of luck in your future endeavors, too!

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