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[Sep. 14th, 2007|12:01 pm]
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Thinking about being in UCD after Sun, I think I may have learned a few things.

I've gotten to a point where my ideas as to how a boss works are different, and it's going to be useful when it comes to working with my supervisor for my Final Year Project - whoever it is, and whatever project I get. Basically, communication was a big thing. I get what was meant now in second year when we were told that our project supervisor was our advisor, customer and everything else. Beyond anything, my boss wasn't just someone who said "get it done" and left it at that, leaving nothing but a vague spec and a deadline, he was someone I could get clarifications from, bounce ideas off and generally work towards a solution that's both doable and does what he wanted. I hope that I'll be able to see, and work with, my future supervisor in that capacity - I mean, they're one of the people who's going to be evaluating my work at the end... I'd like to work towards something that's a cross between what he wants, and what I can do with it.

There's something else that I've learnt, and that I hope I remember it later in the year: Don't panic, just get it done. Being in a state of obvious panic is to do just one thing, be in a state of panic. It doesn't really do much more than that. If I want a result, I've got to put it aside and start working on even the small things to start me on the way to making it happen. But regardless, panic does nothing.

[User Picture]From: ebel
2007-09-14 11:59 am (UTC)
Yeah that's one of the differences between college life and the working world. In the working world your boss is working with you on something, rather than "Well if you can't understand the problem, you haven't been paying attention".
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