March 23, 2017

The Interview

There will always be an interview whether you pursue the Fulbright or a program. It could be over phone, video call, or in person. This post (based on research, because I haven't had an interview of my own) will cover the basic questions to expect in an interview to land a grant/job teaching English abroad and general tips.

March 22, 2017

Click the Apply Button

Here's a quick tip when you're researching programs, click the APPLY button even if you're not ready at the moment.

Instead of thoroughly reading the entire website, you can simply look at the application to get a sense of what they will ask of you come application time.

Chances are you wouldn't be able to fill out the application the first time. For example, they may ask for a headshot and you don't have a professional one. So look at the application and write down what you need to prepare in advance!

March 21, 2017

TEFL Certification... Do I Really Need It?

This is a question I have been asking myself, considering that I will (hopefully) be graduating with Teaching Credentials by Spring 2018.
(What's TEFL? Check out my explanation here.)

March 17, 2017

Personal Statement: The First Sentence

In writing any paper, the first sentence creates the first impression - it must be carefully constructed and engaging.

For the Fulbright ETA, and probably other programs or scholarships, you are required to write a personal statement and a statement of grant purpose.

In my Scholarship Funding course, we examined the sample essay below and extracted what and what not to do.

March 14, 2017

Use Your Career Resource Center

If you're in college like me, chances are you have a Career Resource Center.

(Ours is called Tiger Jobs, because our mascot is the powercat!)

I first used this resource to only find an on-campus job, but I forgot how much more resourceful it was meant to be. My tip here is to take advantage of your career resource center during college and after.