|International & Cultural Desk EditorKhang Seok-jun|
Looking back on my memories with the Post, I was able to earn the most valuable aspects of my life during these two years working. My future career is one of them. Journalist was not exactly what I wished for when I was looking for jobs because I had certain stereotypes towards journalists. The movies I watched and the society around me described journalists as people making up stories or exaggerating the aspects people give more attention to. Koreans even have a neologism for trash journalists who hurt people for provocative articles. However, as I worked as a student reporter, journalist was more than what I thought it would be. While I was writing my articles, I tried to show the change of the society, how people’s awareness changed. Then I had a chance to see all of my articles gathered at my retirement ceremony and I realized that I was writing the history of Dongguk University and the Korean society. It was a fascinating sensation.
Ironically, I was neither a good reporter nor a good person. Arrogant is the word that described me. Even worse, I did not work hard, always looking for less difficult works. In short, I was not a good person. My words were offensive, and my attitude was not polite but I thought it was not a problem. I was very immature. Still, here I am writing my swan song wrapping up my last piece of work for The Dongguk Post. I believe it is all thanks to the good people I worked with. My seniors and colleagues did not give up on me. Rather, they helped me become a better person. Because of their support, I was able to learn responsibility for my words and my work. I feel very grateful that I have spent time working with these great people. Without them, I would not have made this through and experience the sensation.
Khang Seok-jun firstname.lastname@example.org
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