The Change Project By. Yeon Jin Park IB H2 English B Mrs. Mirecka 9th-‐Oct-‐2012
What career would you pursue and why?
Yeon Jin Park IB H2 English B Mrs. Mirecka
What career would I pursue and why?
What career would you pursue? In other words, what do you want to be
become when you are grown up? What is your dream? Questions that have been asked consistently throughout my life and yet it is the most difficult as well as the most important question that I was not quite sure until a few weeks ago.
Few weeks ago on newspaper, I read an article introducing about a
creative director. After reading the article and ponder through many years, I finally made up my mind that I want to be a creative director. I have been quite confident of myself that I usually get really excited when I deal with works that need creativity.
Partially influenced by the ‘Entertainment, Media and Advertising’ unit
during the second semester of grade 11 English class, I was really fascinated by the powerful impacts of advertisement on society. All things considered, I really wish to pursue a creative director.
Letter of Inquiry
Yeon Jin Park Jakarta International School Tower 1. 9-‐D Parama Apartment Cilandak, Jakarta Indonesia September 12, 2012 University of Michigan 1012 East Hall 530 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-‐1043 Dear Sir: I am a senior student from Jakarta International School. While searching through many universities, I was really fascinated with the advertising and promotion program provided in the Western Michigan University. WMU not only hold high world reputation, but also offers students with specific and detailed curriculum that is both relevant and effective. I expect to start my college life in WMU as an undergraduate major. In this occasion, I would like to ask a few questions that I have raised during the research. As a faculty of commerce WMU not only provide well-‐organized advertising and promotion program, but also help students to further expand their skills through ‘AdClub’ that is organized and ran by the students. I found that WMU encourages students with major art skill and the knowledge of many culture. I have lived my life in more than one country and have loads of knowledge on various cultures. I had my education in international school. I have won ARA awards every year since middle school and had extracurricular activities after school for 6 years. The country, Indonesia, I have been living for whole life has renown for its unique art and Would these international experience and art skill provide an privileges for me to apply to the advertising and promotion program in WMU? Would they strengthen my application? Thank you very much for your time for reading this letter. I am looking forward to hear from you. Sincerely, Yeon Jin Park
Should students study at universities in their own countries?
A Step toward the Future By Yeon Jin Park Graduating a high school and moving to a university is deemed a huge step in our live. It is a step closer to the reality, the first step on the development of the individual’s independence as well as a step toward the one’s future career. As a high school student, deciding university can be troublesome and stressful. Today, there are myriad of choices of universities available, and it has become a global trend to for many college students to venture abroad. According to the Institute of International Education, the numbers of students studied abroad have been increasing steadily. Last year, the number exceeded 300,000 and it is expected to continue. Then a natural question that will rise up in our mind is: where should I attend a university? At my own country or another? Enrolling in foreign university, students can have access to higher educations. It not only builds strong individual independence but also helps students to reach a wider, more diverse population. Depend on what career one might pursue or where in the country he wants to work, enrolling university abroad reaps huge advantages. For instance, a student who wishes to study English may prefer to be educated at England or American to one’s national university. Nevertheless study abroad is like a double-‐edged sword that while there are benefits, there are also some limitations. The three most common problems students often face are: culture, finance, and safety. When students enroll in a foreign university, they will experience a different culture. While this offers a chance to absorb new culture that does not available in their own country, yet in other words, it means a cultural barrier. While some students quickly adapt to new culture, others might find it hard and struggle. The detrimental side is that it will be depressing when what suppose to be voyage of discovery turns out to fail as one finds hard to immerse oneself in the local culture.
Including the cost of transportations and accommodation, study abroad is getting more expensive. The “convenient” and “safe” places remain the most popular, thus the price remains high as well. This not only burdens the parents in the matter of financial problem, but also pressures students to demonstrate its educational value; thereby their stress level increases. “I chose to study at American university since the they have highly advanced course and they can even provide job for the graduate students” said Angus Cheng, a recent graduate of Northeastern University. “I often missed my family and home, I did not get along with new environment and culture at the first time…” All things considered, studying abroad engenders more of negative sides than the positive sides. However, it is hard to say that everyone has the same outcome. Everyone has different personalities and therefore their adaptability to the new environment and culture highly depends on each individual’s capability. Opportunities always multiply around us. It depends whether the individual seize it or not. People have tendency to think that valuable things are always far away from them. But actually they are not. We do not have to seek treasure from far away. As an eminent writer Maurice Maeterlinck explicitly stated, “Remember, the bird of paradise always alights on our heart.”
the Seoul National University
who had spent her high school life
at Jakarta International School in Indonesia
The writer is a Korean graduate of
Curriculum Vitae ________________________________________________________________________________ Personal details:
Yeon Jin Park
Jl. TB Simatupang Apt. Parama Lt. 9-‐D, Cilandak 12341
Campus Address: University of Michigan, 1012 East Hall, Ann Arbor Phone Number
087877 6566 4233
Date of Birth
2008-2013: Jakarta International School 2014-2018: Master of Advertising and Promotion Administration 2018-2020: Bachelor of Advertisement Creation in Western University of Michigan
________________________________________________________________________________ Academic Qualification:
Master of Advertising and Promotion Administration
Bachelor of Advertisement Creation in Western
University of Michigan
IB H Psychology IB H English B IB S Math IB S Mandarin IB S Korean SAT I SAT II Korean SAT II Mandarin
SAT II Math TOEFL ________________________________________________________________________________ Activities:
Exchange Program to Kalimantan
Korean Club Tolong Anak-‐Anak UN day Performance High Club
Korean Club Medical Mission Club Project Earth service Club
2013-‐2020 Internship in Big Ant Company (Every Summer Vacation) 2014-‐2016 Internship in Sam Sung Company 2016-‐2018 Internship in Sam Sung Company in Jakarta, Indonesia Part time job in Jaeil Inc 2018-‐2020 Internship in LG in Jakarta
Korean (fluent) English (fluent) Indonesian (20 years) Chinese (5 years) _______________________________________________________________________________________
I’m both hard working and creative. During the passed years I have developed various work skill and great communication ability. I am very cooperative and friendly. Other than this, I really enjoy interaction between people in a community, and integrate well within team/group. _______________________________________________________________________________________
Jaeil Company Ga-‐Na Kangnam, (Seoul) Contact Information Office Jaeil Company 113 / Tel (22) 666-‐1360 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter of Application
Yeon Jin Park Jakarta International School Tower 1. 9-‐D Parama Apartment Cilandak, Jakarta Indonesia September 12, 2012 University of Michigan 1012 East Hall 530 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-‐1043 Dear Sir: I am a senior student from Jakarta International School. I want to apply for advertising and promotion in Western Michigan University. My favorite Creative director has been educated in WMU and for few weeks ago I found a news article about WMU. As a faculty of commerce WMU not only provide well-‐organized advertising and promotion program, but also help students to further expand their skills through ‘AdClub’ that is organized and ran by the students. I found that WMU encourages students with major art skill and the knowledge of many culture. I have lived my life in more than one country and have loads of knowledge on various cultures. I had my education in international school. I have won ARA awards every year since middle school and had extracurricular activities after school for 6 years. The country, Indonesia, I have been living for whole life has renown for its unique art and the international experience and art skill provide an privileges for me to apply to the advertising and promotion program in WMU. I have a passionate dream to the field of International Business, and I always enjoy creating creative piece of art associated to promotion. I truly hope my CV will provide efficient insight into my potentiality to perform in this the position. I am looking forward to meeting you in an interview in the near future! Sincerely, Yeon Jin Park