“My experience in DP impressed the interviewer and I can say I got the job effortlessly so again, I am extremely grateful for you and everyone in DP”
By Yi Bohui
Nanyang Technological University
long time no speak, hope you and everyone in DP are coping with the situation well. I’d like to share with you on my progress recently and give you an update.
Because of the virus, I spent my last summer vacation completely in Singapore (NTU) for 3 months, it finally gave me a chance to stop my busy life and be alone and reflect on myself as well as all the moments I had ever since I came to Singapore 5 years ago. Now when I look back on what happened in DP in a mature and rational way, I can finally understand myself at that time and the DP culture you tirelessly promote and it makes me realise even more how unique my experience in DP is.
Frankly speaking, I was actually going through something terrible personally during my time in DP. I was originally a very confident and expressive person who is very vocal and direct about my opinion, but I lost my confidence at that time and became very sensitive to criticism and acted in a total opposite way. Of course it affected my work to some extent as well. My weak mind made me unable to discuss issues with confidence cz I couldn’t trust myself and it became the worse when I was with you because you radiates confidence and I scared you would look down on me (I know you didn’t haha)
I still remember the time when we sat on the staircase outside DP and you told me I was a narrow-minded caveman and also the time you told me I was not grounded and unstable while having lunch. Yes you were damn right! But I was drowning in low self-esteem without realising and it made me simply viewed it as you being arrogant and not understanding enough.
I also remember the time when you told me about your dream when you suddenly realised you need to take the responsibility and I was secretly thinking you are a mad man. It’s only until now I completely understand you, you are just truly being yourself and enjoy doing what you love. I love how bluntly honest you are and how firm you believe in your own opinions (although I don’t agree with some) yet you are always aware of human nature and be tolerant and empathetic about it. It’s amazing you saw my insecurity as I was trying my best to hide it at that time and I can’t thank you enough for pointing it out directly for me cz I know you really care about me.
Besides all that, I would like to thank you for trusting me on all the work I do and being direct when giving advice. I learnt so much during my time in DP. Please continue with crushing the future interns!!
Lastly, I think I have a new understanding of the ‘jump’ you mentioned many times. People who choose to do an internship in DP are the ones that want to explore and learn new things. They don’t want to just follow the standard and they are craving for something different. People like this always have high self-awareness, they know what they want. (For me personally, I didn’t know what exactly I want, but I know I want something different) People this kind don’t like to let their brain stay idle and like to reflect upon themselves to make changes. This buries deeply in our brains and the ‘jump’ will happen no matter whether they join DP or not, DP only accelerates it because it’s such a unique place in the context of Singapore.
I am very confident and comfortable with myself now (I believe you can tell from my words). I don’t know if you’ve heard of Gary Vee, I love him and I always think you are the Asian Gary Vee (personality-wise) hahaha. I am going to join Vaynermedia soon, which is his media agency. I realise my passion in marketing is not data but more on the content side and he’s the guy for that. My experience in DP impressed the interviewer and I can say I got the job effortlessly so again, I am extremely grateful for you and everyone in DP.
I hope we can cross path again in the future, please invite me for the next dp gathering, I really miss everyone on the team, qianwei, Hafiz, Jocelyn (It’s unfortunate Jiawei and dodo left ) and really would like to reconnect as my new self and of course I can get free drinks hahaha!
Love you Marc and please send my love to the team !!