Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a Professional Translator. I was not able to pursue this dream due to constraints and ended up in the MIS field. But this internship has showed me that IT Consulting is, in it’s own way, a Translation Job. Instead of translating between Cantonese and English, I’m translating between “computer language” and “human language.”
As an IT Consultant, the bottom line is that we can use technology to make running a business as easy and efficient as possible for our clients. For example, as we are creating a website for our clients, we cannot just throw in a bunch of HTML or Java codes and be done with. We must manage the placement of those codes so that the client will not see it (as some will “freak out” at the site of so many “foreign languages”) and to a point where they will not have to deal with computer codes at all.
This is easier said than done, but that’s what makes it so enjoyable.
I feel like there is still so much more to learn, so much more to do, and so much more to eat! Yet there is only 2 weeks left. What do I do?