Today, I received my end of term evaluation, found out my grade for the Wilfrid Laurier business class I took, and am packing for my trip to PEI. It just doesn’t get much better than this.
Tying back to the whole ‘loyalty’ subject, I was extremely pleased to hear that my work for Sybase was appreciated. This semester has taught me more than any study semester has, and so I hoped that I contributed as much as possible back to Sybase. I’ve worked hard and I was touched to read the comments from full-time employees I had worked with on various projects. The ‘Outstanding’ evaluation I received today (the highest one may get, I might add) capped off my best and most cherished work semester yet. I can only imagine what the goofy grin I maintained all through the review must have looked like to my manager. I’ve tried to reach out and help out as much as I could with the entire co-op community at Sybase. I felt it was my duty to give back to it what it has given me over the past two semesters. That work also paid off in other ways. It was noted that interpersonal relationships were a specific area of strenght, developed through my work with the co-op group and my interactions with the permanent employees.
A check of the online Quest system for my university showed that I had finally received a grade for my Laurier business course, an A+. Needless to say, I’m extremely pleased. Although there were some things with that course that were made more difficult by the co-op semester (the group projects were certainly part of it), I enjoyed it thoroughly. Of course, I’d be remiss not to thank my Dad in part, as he taught me a significant amount of the business and accounting knowledge that I possess. Between the co-op job itself, the business course and my participation in the University of Waterloo orchestra, it’s been one full and successful semester.
And as I wind down my last day at Sybase, I find myself packing things away in preparation for my trip to Prince Edward Island in less than two days. I look forward to it with great excitement and anxiety at the same time. It’s been a while since I’ve seen my old friends and the Island. I’m already preparing myself for significant changes in both. Although I don’t consciously realize it, I’m certain I’ve changed over the last year as well. I have a stop-over in Halifax for almost two hours, so I’m sure I’ll pass the time writing from the comfort (…) of the airport waiting areas.
Now, I want apologize for the boastful nature of this post. It’s been a significant day for me and I wanted to share it with everyone and perhaps even myself in 10 years’ time, when I’ll be able to look back and simply smile.