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What Career Will You Pursue and Why?
What Career Will You Pursue and Why?
I had many dreams of what job to pursue since very young age. During my kinder garden, I wanted to become the president of Korea, when I was an elementary student, I desperately wanted to become a national soccer player but because of unfit physical characteristics, I had to let go of my dream. As I grew up, I wanted to become an interior designer however most currently my dream has hardened to become a CEO of the world leading logistic company. My dad is a founder and a CEO of a international logistic company name Cargo Plaza. Having to view how my dad works and what exactly his job is, it became a huge dream to accomplish what he couldn't do. I will accomplish my own international logistic company and when it becomes successful, I will buy my dad’s company to prove that I don't need my dad’s support and nag to become success.
Letter of Inquiry
Letter of Inquiry Jl. Antasari, Complex Paradise G-‐1 Jakarta, Indonesia 1993 September 7, 2011 Scott Galloway New York University 70 Washington Sq. South New York, NY 10012 Dear Mr. Galloway, my name is Mike Hong and I am wishing to major International Trade at the New York University (NYU). Despite other schools, the reason why I chose to apply for NYU is because this school not only develops student’s academic level, but also implants and highlights the vision; future career after the university education. Moreover, many of my friends who are in NYU studying International Trade tell me that by interacting with the real companies the students learn much faster in greater ways and because I am a tactile learner, this unique method of learning will be a advantage to me. By studying in the NYU, I am looking forward to learning about international trade in different views and in diverse depths. By acquiring skills and knowledge with students from around the world, all the experiences will become my greatest property. To jump into the conclusion, throughout my high school life, I didn't take any business of economic classes, which are essential in learning international trade. I am very confident to learn everything from beginning in the university. However, I am worried if I cant follow the lecture of might fail in the subject. To resolve my problem, is there any way I can adapt to the new environment without going through many difficulties? Or do I have to take private tutor to gain some basic understanding of business before enrolling into NYU? Thank you for reading and I will be waiting for reply. Sincerely, Mike Hong
Article What are the advantages of studying abroad?
Article For many multilingual students, the question of whether to study abroad or to study in their home counties for higher level of education is probably the biggest dilemma. Korean students have to suffer from this factor compared to other colleagues because Korea is a country with one of the highest rate of unemployment. This environment has led Korean students to become more fierce and competitive toward each other. Moreover, there is a popular saying in Korea “What University you go into determines your future life.” Therefore, it is a cold fact to swallow that I am pretty much forced to go to university in Korea in order to get a job in my home country. To sum up, what advantages are there for students who are studying abroad? I am a multilingual student who went to Jakarta International School starting from fourth grade. My heart defines me as a pure Korean with an International student’s mind and it is my wish to continue my multilingual life by pursuing to study out side of Korea for university education. I have a friend named Jun Mo Hong who went to university in Boston then transferred to the university in Korea because of the same reason as me; getting a job in Korea. According to him, because he went to Jakarta International School since very young, studying and hanging out with many other native and multilingual students was a great experience to improve his English speaking skills, besides experiencing their cultural lives from first point of view. As the world is shifting its trend into globalization, studying in a new environment and getting in direct contact with foreign people with different perspective of a material can be a most valuable lesson in surviving the 21-‐century. According to my dad who meet many clients from various countries for business matters says, “You have a disadvantage of having a chance to leave your identity in a labyrinth but on the other hand you gained a tremendous value of not having stereo types against foreign people.” Placing my international thoughts as a root, the advantages of studying in different countries can be quite a few. Being an adaptable person is one of the pros. In order to make a conversation or to debate with the people from different ethnic groups with different cultures, without being able to adapt to their thoughts and actions surviving in a harsh environment where people compete with each other will be impossible. For
example, Korean people have a very strong belief in respecting older people even when it comes to high school students. If a closed minded Korean students went into the foreign university and put physical punishment on the non-‐Korean students for not bowing to him, this would be a case of Korean student not being able to adapt to his new environment. A formal Jakarta International School student, Nakul Malik who went to Cambridge of British Columbia stated that the one of the advantages of going to university in foreign country is meeting new students and learning about their new cultures and lives more over interacting with them. The second advantages of studying abroad is you can check yourself if you can be a organized person without any parental care. According to Tomek who is a formal JIS student quoted “I was very well prepared as a result of the rigorous IB Diploma program and I had my mom (Mrs. Mirecka) constantly checking in on me to see if I had my homework done. I always had to make sure that I had all of my assignments done and I could only rely on myself to make sure I completed everything correctly.” If it wasn't for studying abroad, I believe Tomek would not have known if he was able to organize himself without Mrs. Mirecka’s help. I would also love to discover if I am able to complete all the university assignments without any nagging from my parents. As there may be number of cons of studying abroad like Nakul and Tomek, did such as expense and losing ones’ identity, but I believe there are far much to learn from studying in a complete different environment. Stepping into the foreigner’s and viewing materials in different perspective will be a base for the future success to multilingual.
Curriculum Vitae Personal Detail Name: Duck Kyung (Mike) Hong Address: Jl. Antasari Complex Executive Paradise G-‐1, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia Home Phone: (021) 750-‐4173 Hand Phone: 087880305040 Date of Birth: August 17th, 1993 Email: email@example.com Education 2013 – 2019 New York University (After serving two years in military service) 2004 – 2012 Jakarta International School (JIS) 2000 – 2004 Jakarta International Korean School (JIKS) Academic Qualification 2011 – 2020 Bachelor’s Degree of Business in New York University 2013 – 2019 Completed the studying of majoring subject Additional Academic Qualification - TOEFL score available - SAT score available - TOEIC score available Important Academic Courses Taken During High School - IB Math Studies - IB English B HL - IB Korean HL Work Experience 2011 – 2020 - Internship in Korean Air Cargo - Part time job in Starbucks Coffee 2013 – 2019
Assisting Manager of the New York University Violet - Part time job in DHL (continued) - Band Club in NYU (fund raising for orphanages) - Taught middle school students soccer
2004 â€“ 2012 -
Habitat for Humanity (three years) President of Emmanuel Club (helping orphanages) Internship in MIKROBOT during summer holiday Played bass guitar in church (five years) MUN (Model United Nation) representative Helping out elementary students to read books Teaching a student how to play a bass guitar (learned leadership and importance of money)
Korean English Indonesian (colloquial) Spanish
Personal Statement As hard as it could become, I am currently majoring international trade in the New York University. I can proudly say that I might be the happiest person in the world for I am pursuing my old dream and taking small steps to accomplish something huge. Slacking is one of my biggest cons, however, I get motivated very easily and will show strong concentration toward my work. I wish to continue on with my life by finding a job that has a direct connection to my major. Thus, I can be satisfied
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Letter of Application
Dear Mr. Chang Keun Hong, I am sending this letter to apply for a job in your company that I saw on the newspaper advertisement. As required, I have attached the resume and job application to the written address. I believe because international cargo is what I have been studying since university and a job I preferred since high school, Cargo Plaza is the right place to show my full potential ability. I would like to slowly acquire skills to be a person who is important and acknowledged in the field of international logistic. I am very capable of working in various working environments due to the internship during high school and another internship experience in Korean Air Cargo. I have experienced various working positions throughout different companies and learned most valuable lessons of being a flexible worker. Most importantly, throughout the internship experience, I have learned to be a cooperative worker to interact and work efficiently with the others. I am a multilingual person. Being able to speak three languages is a gift, which many others don't have thus cooperating with the other workers will be so much easier for me then the other workers and this will lead to the exponential improvement of the Cargo Plaza. If I become one of the workers in Cargo Plaza, I promise to work on my full potential to improve your company’s progress but also working on the cooperation and teamwork within workers. Sincerely, Mike Hong 홍덕경 Thank You