AFTER he had passed the tests and interviews to get the internship at China Mobile in Xi'an during his winter vacation, Yang Linyong, a senior in electronic information at Xi'an Technological University, began dreaming about turning the internship into a permanent job."It was not a good time for graduates," Yang explaining, "since lots of electronics factories had closed because of the financial crisis. If I could stay with this big company, it would be the best present for me this year."Obviously that wasn't going to be an easy task for an intern. And the 23-year-old did face difficulties that he had to deal with head on.Not what he expectedWhile on campus, Yang had begun imagining his internship as an assistant engineer: "China Mobile! This prestigious company must have very good working conditions. I guess I'll just stay in a lab doing tests, and enjoying the pleasant office environment," he thought, but the reality was totally different.Yang was assigned to work with some senior engineers to improve the mobile signals in dead spaces like basements and parking lots."We needed to test the signal in different parts of buildings, so I had to run around a lot in the buildings. In one university dormitory, I had to go to the student bathrooms to test the signal, and found it both tiresome and a bit embarrassing," explained Yang.He was also often asked to do trivial things, such as calculate signal strength or simply document the work process."At first, I was really upset when I had to do these trivial things, and considered it a waste of time," said Yang."But then the senior personnel told me that these basic tasks would be very helpful," he added."For instance, recording the process of work could help me see the whole project, which made it much easier for me to handle a project all by myself in the future."Lack of total knowledgeWhen he began working, Yang found that classroom knowledge alone would not help him solve all problems. "Much of the technology in our textbooks wasn't up to date and I needed to expand my knowledge. For instance, the communication technology we studied covered only 1G and 2G, but here we were dealing with 3G, which is greatly different in methods and standards," Yang said.The easy way might have been to just keep asking senior personnel directly, but it was not a good idea to keep bothering others.He needed another approach. At the beginning he had some training courses but they were very short. So, "I asked the tutor what other books I should read and when the training finished, I went out and bought them. The most difficult thing was that the books were always in English. It was then that I realized that it was really important to improve my English at university."Dealing with colleaguesAlthough he was just wow power leveling
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