I wonder why theirs a lot of Computer Students who shifted to the other courses and they didn't enroll again the course that they have chosen after a year of being a computer student. Some student shifted to other courses and some also had stop. The one reason i heard is "the thesis is very difficult, lots of pressure when the defense are scheduled and they are afraid to fail because of difficulties that they will be encounter in fourth year". The following reason was not new to me. I heard this also from my friends who are now enrolled from different courses. Those discouraging words had deprived my confidence and the cause of discouragement from my part when I become a fourth year students. But instead of giving up I treated this as one of the challenges that I need to experience in order to gain knowledge and to be more matured.
When we begin our thesis or project proposal I admitted it from myself that it was the most difficult part in my studies. We need to spend more time just to gather data to the company/institution where we conducted a study and project proposal. We did some observation from their company about their flow of processes and management. It was very difficult for us as a student to balance and adjust our time just to conduct some interviews to the management of the company and to do some computer works on time. We need to double our time just to submit our documentation on time. It gave hassle to our part because of some conflict schedules from the groups and the difficulties that we encountered every time we conducted a study and every time we do our documentation. It gives also a reason to have a conflict between the leader and members and the cause of misunderstanding between the groups. There's a time that i do not know what I'm going to do and where i going to stand from myself if there's a time that there's a conflict and misunderstanding in my group. We also suffer financially and we sacrifice lots of things just to pass in our thesis. We are very thankful that our leader had a computer and we didn't spent money too much in the Internet cafe just to research and do some computer works.
In order to submit our documentation on time, we did some works overnight and we sacrifice a lot not to sleep on time. But the most embarrassing moment was during our defense because all the things we've done are not yet enough and we did not pass to defend our project proposal. We failed to defend our project proposal to one of the panelist who gave the result of “re defense” as his final decision. We are disappointed that time especially after we saw the comments of the panelist, and it seems that we did not know what we are doing in front of them. I was hurt because of their comments about the way we present. We tried our best to present successfully and defend our project proposal but it did not passed to the panel. After that happened, we as a group unite and we look for the solution in the problems and we tried to study the areas that we failed. We are happy that even we experienced lots of difficulties we are still here facing the obstacle and still fighting. Were blessed that we still continuing our studies despite of difficulties and problems that we encountered in thesis and we become more confident, more patience and more matured in facing those trials. Because we know that it is not a hindrance to finish our studies and to succeed.