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JuHee Kim 15 September 2010 IB H2 Eng B Period 8 Ms.Mirecka


hat Career

Will You Pursue

and why?

JuHee Kim 3 September 2010 IB H2 Eng B Period 8 Ms.Mirecka

Topic: What career will you pursue and why? Whether we are young or old, at every moment we have significant homework. After graduating from high school, deciding universities is our stressful task to solve and after graduating from university new problems emerge: Choosing our careers. To prepare for my future, I ponder my career. I entertained ideas of becoming a doctor, a lawyer, a businesswoman and a journalist. However, I realized a job that made me happy and helped to satisfy me is a professor. Throughout my high school career, I have experienced working as a teacher aide and I have taught children in the orphanage. Having these work experiences has given me the feeling of a real work environment with students and I am now beginning to see what I need to do in order to be a superior teacher. Furthermore, I have developed a compassionate approach and commitment to teach students. Thus, I shall pursue this path to become a superior professor.

Letter of Inquiry

JL. Pela Raya No 32 Kebayoran Baru Indonesia, Jakarta 12000 27 November 2009 Julia Roman Sam University of Stanford, Ann Arbor Faculty of Education 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 Dear Ms.Julia, My name is JuHee Kim and I am a senior student in Jakarta International School. I am very interested in the Education program at the University of Stanford. I want to apply the University of Stanford because I am impressed with a great credibility, responsible and ethical leaders that shape and mold students. Thus, the Education Department of Stanford University would be the best of all for me in order to cover what I want to learn and study. However, while researching about the university, I faced a problem, so I am writing this letter to ask the questions. Throughout my high school career, I took IB Math, IB English, AP Psychology, IB Business, journalism, Wind Ensemble (band) and other regular subjects. Furthermore, I have experienced working as a teacher aide. The reason I am taking teacher aide is because I believe I can develop a compassionate approach and commitment to teach students in a future time. Not only did I work with various teachers but also I taught children in a variety of clubs at school. Every two weeks, I went to a Kampung (a village where poor people live) or orphanage to teach English and play games with young children. Having these work experiences has given me the feeling of a real work environment with students. Could these experiences be an advantage when I study in the introductory course? If so, I am pleased to take this course. I found that the SAT score should be 2010; Critical Reading 660, Math 680 and Writing 670. Is this a minimum score that students should get? I am planning to take SAT II Korean and Math. Could these scores help me in order to enter the university? Thank you for your consideration and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,

김주희 JuHee Kim

ARTICLE Should students study at universities in their own countries or abroad?

Mom! I Decided To Open My Future Gate By JuHee Kim

What is your dream? Graduating from high school? Touring around the world? Attending a top university? As a student, deciding a university may be one of the most stressful problems. When I was a high school student, I was puzzled about which university I should go to. My parents advised me to go university in Korea because that is my home country. But my opinion was


different from my parents. I wanted to have an experience in another country with different people. Although there are 387 universities in Korea, a question always stayed in my mind during my senior life: Should I attend a university in my own country or in another country?

As international students, we have been taught in an international curriculum and so, we wish to continue to study in English with a similar education style. I know one of my friends who were studying at JIS and go university in Japan envies my educational opportunity. She tells me that she cannot make foreign friends anymore. She pines for her high school memories, when she too was at an international school; she played with a variety of nationalities friends.

Studying abroad can be an eye-opening adventure where learning extends to the world beyond the classroom walls. When we enroll in a foreign university, we will face problems because of a different culture, but truly we will absorb many interesting features and we will gain in-depth knowledge which our own country does not offer. So, what are the advantages of leaving a homeland to enter a university abroad? First of all, you will grow and learn while you are abroad, adjusting to living in a new culture. While studying abroad you will experience new

customs, foods, languages, and much more. This experience will give you a new perspective of people in other countries, people in your own country, and yourself. For instance, you will gain new perspectives on your chosen field of study and make many new friends. One of my Chinese friends, who studies in Canada tells me “I decided to study abroad because I wanted to get better education and improve my English speaking skills.” Despite the differences between China and Canada’s cultures, she says she can make friends easier than in China because Canadians are friendlier. Not only does Melody articulate that foreign university is “opening door to another world”, Rama Noezwar, a 22-year-old, male ex JIS male student who enrolled at the University of Waterloo, says “It is the best place and the best time to have freedom and start fresh”. Nevertheless, they are living in unfamiliar places with new people; both of them agree that challenging themselves helps them to approach next step to become adults.

According to a survey from International Education Student (IES), student’s personal, professional, and academic life shows that study abroad positively and unequivocally influences students’ career paths, world-views, and self-confidence. Regardless of where students studied and for how long, the data from more than 3,400 respondents shows that study abroad is usually a defining moment in a young person's life. Furthermore, this survey points out that it continues to impact the participant’s life for years after the experience. Findings also illustrate that studying abroad leads to long-lasting friendships with other U.S. students and still impacts current relationships. According to the survey, more than half of the respondents are still in contact with U.S. friends, and 73 percent said the experience continues to influence the decisions they make in their family life. Alexa Sand (IES Milan), who is still very close to U.S. friends she met abroad ten years ago, explains, “I think the shared experience of living fully immersed in another culture made these friendships particularly poignant and enduring.”

Having been troubled to select a university, I made my mind to attend Stanford University. The reasons for the verdict are that I was willing to deepen my knowledge and understanding of international, political, and economic issues. Even though I regularly used to be filled with nostalgia for my family and old friends, I never felt that I was wrong to depart from my home country because my life in the United States is amusing. This is just my opinion of studying abroad, so you don’t have to feel that you should study abroad. Since I have never been present in my country’s university, I cannot provide you an exact solution for this question. This is only one personal advice for you: please don’t be worried about studying in your own country’s university because many of my friends, who study in Korea, they send me messages that their university’s lives are fantastic! Your decision should never dissatisfy you! Believe in yourself and open your mind! Your decision will help to open your next door!

The writer is a Korean graduate of Stanford University who had spent her high school life at Jakarta International School in Indonesia.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Personal Details Name

JuHee Kim


JL. Pela Raya Kebayoran Baru Jakarta, Indonesia


021 723-2086

Mobile Phone


Date of Birth

September 12th 1992


Education 2012-2016 2007-2011 2006-2007 1999-2005

Stanford University Jakarta International School North Jakarta International School Jakarta International Korean School

Academic Qualification 2016-2017 2015-2016 2012-2015 2009-2010


Work Experience

Master’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Education Major in Stanford University TOEFL SAT SAT II Korean SAT II Math IB English B H IB Business H AP Psychology Teacher Aide Academic Achievement for English award, Math award, Korean writing

2015-2016  Internship in Seoul International School; during summer vacation, visit the school and teach middle school students.  During winter vacation, visit Korea and teach Korean students about Psychology and English in Academy. 2013-2014  Substitute Teacher in Washington; build reputation for strong classroom management and capacity to deliver broad range of detailed lesson plans. Gain strong understanding of various educational styles. 2012-2013  President in Community service club in Stanford; every two weeks, our service members go to elementary school in countryside and help students’ weakness subjects. 2009-2010  Gindo Club; visit Kampung area. Teach local people and children how to make origami  Tolong Anak Anak ; visit cancer hospital. Help nurses and play with children (e.g. painting, puzzles, drawing, reading)  Habitat for Humanity; help to build a house for poor villages.  Teacher Aide; helping teacher as classroom aide (working with students in a classroom environment) 2007-2008  Emmanuel Club at JIS; visit orphanage, teach English and play with children. Language  Indonesian (fluent)  English (fluent)  Japanese (3years)  Chinese (5years)  Korean Personal Statement I am a diligent and hard-working person; gaining such valuable experiences during my high school and university’s lives, I developed the ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner. Furthermore, I am a friendly and ambitious person who has ability to understand and follow instructions precisely and wants to succeed in the future. Referee Barbara Julia University of Stanford, Ann Arbor Faculty of Education 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 P.O. Box 1078

Letter of


JL. Pela Raya No 32 Kebayoran Baru Indonesia, Jakarta 12000 27 November 2009 Won Ho Choi Daewon Foreign Language High School JungGok Street, N.E. Seoul, 143713 Dear Mr. WonHo Choi, I am writing this letter to apply for a teaching position that I saw advertised on the internet. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application, my certification, my resume and references. I know that the Daewon high school is looking for hard workers, who want to help students to succeed in their future, and I believe that is exactly what I am. I believe, for me, Daewon is the perfect school to teach students. I would like to develop my teaching skills, while creating a challenging and fun learning environment for students. I am very qualified and would be an asset to the school because of my experience working as a teacher. I found my internship experience, at the University of Stanford, a rewarding and fulfilling one. In addition, throughout my high school career, I experienced working as a teacher aide at Jakarta International School. I worked patiently with teacher. I enjoy tutoring students and helping them build confidence in their abilities to achieve, both academically and socially. Having such a valuable experience has allowed me to learn how teachers manage and teach students with varying abilities. Not only did I work with many teachers but also I taught children in a variety of clubs at school. During my university life, I went to elementary school to teach students every summer in an internship program. Having these work experiences has given me the feeling of a real work environment with students. I am now ready to see what I need to be a superior teacher. Through my experiences at high school and university, I have developed a compassionate approach and commitment to teach students. I would enjoy becoming a teacher at Daewon high school. I hope my curriculum vitae shows that I have the skills and potential to join the teaching profession. Thank you for considering my application. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in an interview and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

김주희 JuHee Kim


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