Its now been two months far from my home country, far from lovely Almaty, far from “Kaganat” and “Ramstore”, and far from my “Kimep Dorm #211” To be honest, the first weeks were a little difficult for me to get adjusted to a new environment, food, places and transportation. Currently I am living a little bit far from my place of work and have to spend 3 hours a day on the road. But from the other side this experience shows me the real American life: rush hours, busy people, “craziness”. Every day I get to know to people with the different backgrounds and I see why some are successful. And observing this “everyday- process”, I ask myself: “Why people in our countries doesn’t have such passion and motivation to be successful? What makes Americans different from us?” For my folks, who like debating, this could be a very good topic …
Everything is going well with my internship so far. Last week I got an extension of my internship to six months. I was very happy to hear that, because now I have more time to plan my future and get some additional mentoring. Once a month I am having a meeting with a Co-founder&President of Guidant Jeremy Ames. I know he is very busy, but still he devoted some time to my learning process. People, here at Guidant, are very open to share their knowledge. In speaking about mentoring, I have to mention Kristie – financial analyst for our department, whose been mentoring me from my first day here. Most of what I learned is from her and I am very thankful to her for that.
Speaking of life in a big city, as I have to catch bus (#21) at 6.30, every morning I have to wake up at 5.30. With no complains, I’ve gotten used to the schedule, because getting up early for a job you like, never frustrates you