Chapter 1230: The Application Was Rejected
Song Jiang Industry University was one of the famous universities of science and engineering in the country. The computer science department of Song Jiang Industry University was a member of many research groups.
At the beginning of this year, led by the state, Song Jiang Industry University was involved in research and development of the Raptor Code wireless protocol. This was also one of the wireless transmission protocols independently developed by China. Xiao Qing was the person in charge of this project which was one of the reasons why she was busy every day.
Because the computer science department didn’t have enough manpower, the department would recruit some graduate students as assistants every time there was a research project. Although graduate students were free laborers, and the department wouldn’t give them a salary, the graduate students were still eager to do this!
Those who were admitted as graduate students were generally the kind who were comparatively motivated and loved to learn. People who muddled along and just aimed to pass couldn’t be admitted as graduate students.
Therefore, in this way, it was a rare opportunity to be able to participate in this important research, whether to improve these people’s skills or give them a better future!
With the experience of participating in the key national projects, it would also be an excellent qualification when looking for a job in the future. This was also the reason why many graduate students enrolled after the recruitment notice was sent out.
However, the number of participants was limited. After all, research and development were different from a major course. It was impossible to bring all the people inside.
Zhou Jiajia looked at the latest announcement in the department; she was overjoyed after seeing this news. As a veteran hacker, she well versed in any kind of network protocol. However, that was only a study. If she could become a protocol maker one day, how glorious would that be?
Originally, Zhou Jiajia was indifferent toward the computer courses in the university. After all, the courses at the university were really outdated; a lot of knowledge was no longer useful, and some were even wrong.
However, this didn’t mean that she couldn’t learn anything in college. Sometimes, some of the extracurricular knowledge that the class teacher imparted was still very interesting. This time was definitely an unexpected opportunity. After Zhou Jiajia saw the notice, she quickly put down the things in her hands and rushed to the computer science faculty building to register.
Although there were not as many computer science graduate students as undergraduates, even so, there were at least one hundred and eighty people. At the moment, a lot of people gathered in front of the computer science teacher faculty building.
The registration was led by Li Boliang, president of the Computer Science Club of Song Jiang Industry University. Although Li Boliang wasn’t a graduate student, he was accepted by the research team because of his position in the club and his knowledge and skills.
(For Li Boliang, see Chapter 1054: I Love Little Ming.)
The admission to the research team was very strict. Everyone had to fill out a form and write out what they were good at, what awards they had won, and what they had achieved.
After completing the form, it was only a preliminary examination. After selecting some potential people from among these, an interview was conducted. The interview was naturally not as simple as being smart in talking. The awards you have won, and the achievements you listed in the application needed to be presented on the spot including, award-winning certificates, achievements, and presentation of the work.
“Hi. Can you give me a form?” Zhou Jiajia got through the crowd with difficulty, squeezed in front of the registration office, and said to Li Boliang who was distributing the registration form.
Zhou Jiajia’s voice was like that of an angel’s for Li Boliang. In this computer school that was crowded by dinosaurs , Li Boliang had not seen a beautiful woman for a long time. It was a rare opportunity for him to meet a pretty girl at the start of the semester. She was a computer science student, and she wanted to join the Computer Science Club, but there was no news from her in the end. This made Li Boliang deeply regret that he didn’t ask for a contact number from the pretty girl.
Now, after hearing such a pleasant female voice, Li Boliang raised his head subconsciously. He saw that it was Zhou Jiajia, the girl he saw on the first day of school. He was overjoyed. “Such a coincidence. It’s you!”
Zhou Jiajia was slightly stunned. She recognized the person in front of her as the Computer Science Club’s president, Li Boliang. She smiled and nodded to him politely. “Yeah, such a coincidence. So you are the one who is responsible for the registration.”
“Yeah, this kind of activity is generally organized by the Computer Science Club. After all, the teachers in the department have limited energy,” said Li Boliang. However, anyone could see the pride in Li Boliang’s discourse. In fact, if the Computer Science Club could be in charge of this registration, this indirectly proved the authority of the Computer Science Club in the school, and it wasn’t to be underestimated.
“Can you give me a registration form? I also want to participate in the research of the wireless network protocol.” Although Zhou Jiajia was very clear about Li Boliang’s intention, she was asking something from him at the moment, so she had to smile and speak to him.
“Of course… Oh , wait. You are not a graduate student…” Just as Li Boliang just wanted to take out a registration form and hand it to Zhou Jiajia, he suddenly remembered that this research project only recruited graduate students, but not undergraduate students, so he quickly said, “This research project only recruits graduate students, not undergraduate students…”
” Ah ? Then…” Zhou Jiajia was disappointed as she heard Li Boliang’s words. This was the opportunity she had been looking forward to for a long time. A real opportunity was in front of her eyes, but she could not participate because of her current education.
Seeing the beauty’s disappointment, Li Boliang suddenly felt a pain in his heart. He thought for a bit and said, “I am also an undergraduate student, but because I am the president of the Computer Science Club, I can also participate in the research and development of this subject! Let me ask the computer science teacher for you and see if you can participate in this research and development project as an exception.”
“Thanks for the trouble.” Zhou Jiajia thought that there was no hope. But after hearing Li Boliang’s words, she was delighted immediately and thanked him.
To please Zhou Jiajia, Li Boliang didn’t care about the work at hand; he put down his work and quickly ran to the computer science teacher faculty building.
Li Boliang’s Computer Science Club was usually guided by Sun Demao, Deputy Director of the Computer Science Department. Li Boliang and Sun Demao were also familiar with each other. When Li Boliang came to the office of Deputy Director Sun, he knocked on the door, and he heard Sun Demao’s voice. “Who is it? Please come in!”
Li Boliang opened the door of the office, but he found that the Chief Director the department, Xiao Qing, was also there. He quickly called respectfully, “Director Xiao, Director Sun!”
“What’s the matter?” Sun Demao put his work aside and asked Li Boliang.
“Director Sun…” When Li Boliang saw Xiao Qing, who was the director, was present, he was somewhat awkward to speak. He was familiar with Sun Demao, but he was not familiar with Xiao Qing. Xiao Qing was mainly responsible for the comprehensive work in the department, and she was also the main person in charge of many scientific research projects. Therefore, some trivial matters in the department were managed by Deputy Director Sun.
The Computer Science Club was a non-governmental organization formed by the students, so Xiao Qing naturally did not have much time to manage it, and she handled it to Sun Demao. However, Xiao Qing still knew Li Boliang. He was one of the more famous students in the department and had won the national computer competition award.
“Say it if there is anything. I am discussing wireless research with Director Xiao!” Sun Demao saw that Li Boliang didn’t speak after coming in, so he scolded unhappily.
“Director Sun, this is the case. An undergraduate student would like to participate in our research group…” As Li Boliang spoke up to here, he carefully observed Sun Demao’s reaction to see if he was angry before he would continue with his remaining words.
“Undergraduate student? Undergraduate student also wants to participate?” Sun Demao frowned, but he felt a bit amused. Generally speaking, the school stated that it was recruiting graduate students, so the undergraduates wouldn’t join in the fun. Besides, the undergraduates’ level of knowledge was limited; it was useless for them to participate. Therefore, even if there were research recruitments over the years, no undergraduates would sign up.
“Yes, this undergraduate is a computer science enthusiast and a member of our Computer Science Club!” said Li Boliang quickly. Zhou Jiajia originally intended to join the Computer Science Club, but she didn’t report in later, so Li Boliang wasn’t lying by saying this.
“Hehe , is there really an undergraduate student interested in this? Which semester is he?” Xiao Qing also came to interest; she interrupted and asked.
“Freshman.” As Li Boliang heard Xiao Qing’s question, he replied respectfully, “She is a very quiet girl named Zhou Jiajia.”
“What? Freshman?” Sun Demao listened to Li Boliang’s answer, and he was astounded immediately, then he frowned slightly. “Is she just joining for fun? This can’t be done. This is a key national project; it shouldn’t be taken lightly! Is it that you, kid, are fond of her, so you want to show your diligence?”
After Sun Demao said this, he suddenly remembered that Xiao Qing was listening by the side. He suddenly had a cold sweat on his forehead. He was very familiar with Li Boliang, so it was normal to make jokes, but, today the leader of the department was here. It was a bit too much for him to joke with the student.
Li Boliang’s face turned red from Sun Demao’s words. He replied, embarrassed, “How can that be, Director Sun? Look at what you said. I just noticed that she is very interested in this topic, so I’m here to ask you now. Besides, an undergraduate wants to sign up for the research. How many times has this happened in so many years?”
“Okay, go back. I still have something to do!” Sun Demao had just made a slip of the tongue; he afraid that Xiao Qing had an opinion of him, so he quickly sent Li Boliang away.
“Then, I am leaving, Director Sun.” Li Boliang left the office dejectedly as soon as he noticed his request wouldn’t work, but he did not forget to say when he left, “Director Xiao, see you again.”
Xiao Qing didn’t really care about Sun Demao’s jokes, but she was familiar with the name Zhou Jiajia. It seemed familiar to her; she heard it somewhere, but she forgot where. She was busy recently, so this thought only flashed through her mind. She did not take it seriously, so she put it aside for the time being.
Li Boliang’s plan had failed. He couldn’t show off his capability in front of the beauty. This made Li Boliang very upset. I am the Computer Science Club president, but I can’t even handle such a small matter. How can I make Zhou Jiajia fall in love with me?
It’s my fault that I picked the wrong time. Director Xia is in Deputy Director Sun Demao’s office too. Sun Demao probably didn’t dare to make a claim. If it were another time, the Deputy Director might have agreed with it because Deputy Director Sun is relatively more understanding. He once cared about my private life, asking whether I had a girlfriend.
When he learned that Li Boliang had no girlfriend, Deputy Director Sun also urged him to hurry and find one. He could not delay his private life because of studying technology. But today, he obviously took the wrong opportunity.
Seeing Li Boliang’s face, Zhou Jiajia’s anticipating gaze suddenly turned dark. It seemed that there was no hope at all. In fact, after Li Boliang left, Zhou Jiajia also guessed that her chances weren’t high after seeing a huge crowd of graduate students at the registration counter.
Although Zhou Jiajia could proudly say that she wasn’t inferior to these people present, the school wouldn’t bother about this. The school only looked at the degree; Zhou Jiajia was a freshman. How was she capable of participating in this research?
“I’m sorry, pretty girl. I tried my best.” Li Boliang threw up his hands helplessly. “The director in the department said that there is no such precedent.”
” Oh , really. Then thank you for that.” Although Zhou Jiajia knew that Li Boliang seemed to have an intention, he did help her to ask. Zhou Jiajia could not just keep quiet. At the very least, Li Boliang didn’t pursue her in a very obvious way, so Zhou Jiajia just pretended that she didn’t know.
“I have a good relationship with the deputy director of the department, but today, Director Xiao Qing was working in the office of Deputy Director Sun. Therefore, Deputy Director Sun rejected me due to this reason.” Li Boliang defended himself. He didn’t want to lose face in front of the beauty, so he pushed the responsibility away.
“Director Xiao Qing? Our department head is called Xiao Qing?” As Zhou Jiajia listened to Li Boliang’s words, she suddenly asked.
“Yeah, we only have one Director Xiao in our department. Who else could it be?” Li Boliang smiled, “Director Xiao is young, but her knowledge isn’t simple! She participates in many of the key topics in China; she is a strong woman! Her research is also very rigorous!”
After the general students went to college, they were less familiar with the department director’s and headmaster’s names in the school. Because the university was so big, these high-level leaders had nothing to do with them. The most common ones they come into contact with were the mentors and teachers.
So, Li Boliang wasn’t surprised that Zhou Jiajia did not know the name of the department director, especially with her as a freshman.
The reason why Li Boliang said that Xiao Qing was very powerful was to show that Xiao Qing was an academic master. Therefore, she was stricter in screening her assistants. Zhou Jiajia couldn’t blame him for not being selected.
“So, that’s why!” Zhou Jiajia nodded thoughtfully, remembering Yang Ming’s godsister seemed to be called Xiao Qing. Zhou Jiajia also faintly heard Yang Ming speak about it, but she wasn’t sure whether it was true. Xiao Qing seemed to be the beautiful woman she saw the last time she went for a meal with Yang Ming.
She just didn’t know yet whether this Xiao Qing and the department director, Xiao Qing, were the same person. Zhou Jiajia planned to ask Yang Ming after going back.
“It doesn’t matter. The wireless project is only at a preliminary data collection stage. It has not been officially started. It will take a while to start, so there is still a chance. When I have time, I will talk to Deputy Director Sun privately; maybe that will work.”
“Yes, then you can help me to make this request from time to time.” Zhou Jiajia was not sure if Yang Ming’s godsister was the department director, so she could only pin her hopes on Li Boliang.
“Do not worry; I’ll make it work. Right, what is your phone number? If I have news here, I will call you.” To establish a long-term relationship with Zhou Jiajia, Li Boliang had to beat around the bush to get Zhou Jiajia’s phone number.
Zhou Jiajia hesitated but gave Li Boliang her phone number. A phone number was something open to others and not considered private, so telling Li Boliang was fine.
After getting Zhou Jiajia’s phone number, Li Boliang was ecstatic. However, he was afraid that Zhou Jiajia would be disgusted by him, so he still pretended to be calm and saved her phone number.
Zhou Jiajia didn’t say much more to Li Boliang. Since Zhou Jiajia couldn’t sign up, she could only leave. She didn’t have time to chat with Li Boliang. Yang Ming came back yesterday. Zhou Jiajia’s thoughts were thinking about the scene of meeting with Yang Ming tonight.
Her father had returned to Donghai safely. Although he hadn’t met her, they still called each other. It was said that he was going to do some business with her mother in Donghai.
It was all thanks to Yang Ming that her father could come back safely. Zhou Jiajia still didn’t know how to thank him. However, when chatting with Chen Mengyan and Lin Zhiyun, Chen Mengyan made a joke suggesting that Zhou Jiajia should devote her life to Yang Ming for saving her father! It would be a good story if it happened during ancient times.
It made Zhou Jiajia blush, but she also somewhat agreed with Chen Mengyan psychologically. It was just that she was a girl, and she didn’t dare to say it. Sometimes, Zhou Jiajia felt that she was a little funny. She actually became timid!
She was so bold when she was pursuing Yang Ming previously. She even dared to send such a hot message, but now she would blush just talking to Yang Ming.
Perhaps, Zhou Jiajia only restored the unique reserve of a girl now.
The phone rang. Zhou Jiajia glanced at the caller ID; it was Chen Mengyan, so she picked up the phone. “Sister Mengyan, where are you?”
It happened to be noontime. At this time, Chen Mengyan usually called Zhou Jiajia to ask her to eat lunch together.
“Jiajia, Zhiyun and I are in the cafeteria. Where are you? Didn’t we say to meet here?” asked Chen Mengyan.
Zhou Jiajia looked at the time on her watch and found that it was already 11:30 a.m. Registering in the computer science teacher faculty building had taken quite some time, so Chen Mengyan and Lin Zhiyun were waiting anxiously.