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LIFE+ | When dreams comes true

Hello! First of all, I want to introduce myself. My name is Ece. I’m from Mersin in Turkey. I’m 23 years old. I graduated from the Psychology department at Toros University last year. I have two cats. I like painting and handicrafts. I took an Erasmus+ exam in my last year of University. Exam results were announced after about 3 months. When I entered the website which has exam results, I saw my name and I was shocked.

Because I didn't think I was going to win. The English of my friends with whom I took the exam was very good. That's why I thought I had no chance. But I won. I was very excited and very happy. I immediately started dreaming. Afterwards, a more difficult process awaited me: finding an internship. I subscribed to many internship sites and applied to many places. Most places either did not respond or refused, saying they could not receive it due to the pandemic. It was a stressful and difficult time. Then I saw the internship announcement of ICDET. When I saw the human resources intern advertisement, it drew my attention. Because human resources is a department related to my department. I immediately applied and started browsing the ICDET website.

Everything looked so good and I really wanted to be accepted here. It wasn't long before I got an immediate response. And yes, I was accepted! After talking about my dates, we took care of my document transactions. My document and acceptance works were finished very quickly, they were very interested. The hardest part of this road was over and I was relieved. All I had to do was wait for my internship day. Because of the pandemic, my family did not feel very warm about me going. That's why I gave up my internship and decided to send an e-mail to ICDET.

But fortunately they gave me some comfort and I gave up canceling my internship. When I'm thinking now, I'm glad that nothing didn't stop me to come here. Now I am writing this article with pleasure in my room in the ICDET’s apartment.

Anyway, the first day I came here I thought what a right decision I had made. Besides, of course, there are a lot of things I aim for. For example, I started preparing a guidebook for people who will come here in the future. I feel that I am improving here every day. Also my English is improving. Everything shows that is a very good thing I came here.


Ece Can, intern@ICDET


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