Life Changes on the Soccer Field - Chapter 19
Chapter 19: Internship Stress
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Zhang Yu asked, “You’re still looking for news related to the media?”
Xia Mengyin said, “That’s right, I originally went to the journalism department of the sports university just to get closer to soccer. Since I can’t be a team member, I can get closer to the sports through journalism.”
Zhang Yu said, “I have no words.”
Xia Mengyin looked at the calm Zhang Yu, Wang Yiyi, and Lin Yunai and said, “I admire your composure.”
In front of the computer, Wang Yiyi said, “Because we don’t want to work in this industry like you.”
Xia Mengyin replied, “Um.”
Wang Yiyi said, “You’re just like me. We both love to edit videos. Even if I’m working at the radio station, interns usually don’t earn a salary, and they have to be fully responsible even when eating, drinking, pooping, and sleeping for more than two years to have a chance of becoming a full-time employee. Sigh, two years without earning a salary and also losing money, I can’t accept it. So I might just intern during the summer break and get the certificate. After that, I’ll find a video company and see if there’s a chance.”
Lin Yunai said, “Yeah, it’s even more ridiculous for me. I’ve seen a lot of job postings for e-commerce customer service personnel. Hahaha, I think it’s not bad. I’ll just chat with people in the chat box, and it actually doesn’t really need very high academic qualifications. Basically, the job can be done by using computers. Anyway, even if I don’t get a graduation salary, it’s still okay. It’s better than an internship.”
Zhang Yu said, “It doesn’t matter to me. I’m taking the graduate entrance exam anyway. Besides, I can get an internship certificate from my company’s publicity post. Do you need it? I can help you.”
Even though everyone seemed to be quite enthusiastic, Xia Mengyin knew that the anxiety period of the second semester for the third year students was real.
Although they still had more than a year to graduate, society was already in front of their eyes. Internship and subsequent work would definitely be different from previous part-time jobs. Besides, others might tolerate them now, but what about in the future?
Xia Mengyin said, “I don’t even dare to think about my future.”
Xia Mengyin did not know how to explain this pressure to others. She felt that if she said too much, people would get sick of her. Everyone had their own way of thinking, so she couldn’t possibly make them follow her own way of thinking, saying, “I want to work in this industry, so I think you girls should do the same too.”
Furthermore, her dorm mates did not pay as much attention to sports as she did. It was already good enough that they would help her out in some aspects. Moreover, they had heard her talking about competitions often in the past, and she knew that they were sometimes confused. However, they still listened to her, and this made her very grateful, especially toward Zhang Yu.
Thinking about it this way, Xia Mengyin was a little envious of the athletes who participated in competitions because they had a clear direction to work towards all the time. Actually, there was no need to think too much about it. As long as they set their goals, they would continue practicing. To be honest, it was quite good. However, she thought about it again. It was also quite boring to repeat the same thing day after day, but competitive sports was like that.
As a soccer fan, watching soccer matches every week was really enjoyable. But those players who had to train during the week, wouldn’t they feel like they didn’t want to play soccer anymore? Xia Mengyin felt that she had to ask her team members these questions when she was free.
As for internships, there were indeed very few opportunities in traditional media. Most of them were unpaid internships or had a monthly allowance of 1,000 yuan. In fact, there were more opportunities in the news media and the internship salary would be higher. Otherwise, they could only look at the internship opportunities in the summer soccer association’s department. This meant that they could directly come into contact with the internship opportunities of soccer clubs with very few opportunities.
Xia Mengyin did not have any thoughts at all. In fact, she originally wanted to take the graduate entrance exam, but now, she had completely given up on it. She was already tired of studying theory in class every day. What she wanted was to be close to sports and study media theory or write sports-related papers every day.
In fact, some of the teachers did not know much about sports. For example, Xia Mengyin wrote about An Xi City’s soccer ticket sales and used the term “golden ticket sales”.
However, the teacher actually said to Xia Mengyin, “How did you come to this conclusion? This requires data and theory.”
But this was what Xia Mengyin thought.
Isn’t this already a term established by popular usage? What kind of data does it require? The attendance rate or ticket sales?
She felt that this teacher was very strange. But gradually, she also understood this kind of teacher’s trick, which was that she had to add the data or source of other people’s research. After figuring out the trick, Xia Mengyin basically had an easy time with the basic courses.
It was just that at the thought of all kinds of people in society, it was probably not as easy to guess as a teacher.