Jan. 26 Resume & Interview

This week the students were introduced to resume writing by Kane Carpenter from Employment BOOST. He shared how the students to arrange and write a resume. He gave the students important tips on how to get their resumes in the door. Kane also took the time to introduce creating LinkedIn accounts. Lastly, he showed the students how to write an effective cover letter. The student then took the time to write down 15-20 skills they could highlight for their resume and upload on their LinkedIn profiles.

The second part of our session focused on interviews. Neil Park from Fintech, but also an associate board at KCS came to share his experience as not only an interviewee, but also an interviewer. He enlightened the students on how to successfully tackle on an interview. He mainly focused on how to answer the questions. We broke into groups of 5 students and conducted mock interviews. The students chose from a list of 3 different job/internship position and interviewed by interviews (board members and alumni). The students had a chance to apply incorporating a story to highlight their skills and results. Overall the students enjoyed and learned a lot from both workshops.

Some exciting upcoming events from WAFL: Public Speaking Workshop at Columbia University, Career Forum, and Speech Contest.

이번주 수업은 2세션으로 나뉘었습니다. 첫번째 수업은  Employment BOOST에서 Kane Carpenter님이 오셔서 학생들이 이력서를 정리하고 쓰는 방법을 설명해 주셨습니다. 또한 LinkedIn에 대한 간략히 소개를 해주셨으며, 학생들에게 효과적인 Cover Letter 를 쓰는 방법을 보여주셨습니다. 그 후 학생은 자신의 이력서와 LinkedIn을 위해 강조하고싶은 15-20가지 기술을 적는 시간을 가졌습니다.

두 번째 수업은 인터뷰 수업이었습니다.  FinTech에서 근무하며 KCS에서 부이사로 계신 Neil Park님 께서 오셔서 인터뷰 기술에 대해 배웠습니다. Mr. Park 께서는 학생들에게 면접을 성공적으로 치르는 방법을 설명하였으며, 주로 질문에 대답하는 방법에 초점을 맞췄습니다. 프리젠테이션 이후 5명의 학생들로 이루어진 그룹으로 나뉘어 면접연습을 했고, 학생들은 3가지의 다른 여러가지의 직책 혹은 인턴쉽을 선택했습니다. 인터뷰는 재단의 회장님, 이사님들 과 WAFL 졸업생들이 수업에 참여하여 도와주셨습니다. 학생들은 이 수업을 통해 자신들의 이야기를 통해 자신들만의 기술과 결과를 강조할수있는 기회를 가졌습니다.

*WAFL의 다가오는 행사들: 콜럼비아 대학에서 Public Speaking 워크샵, Career Forum, Speech Contest.

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Jan. 12 Personal Statement Writing & Student Election

01.12.2019 Personal Statement Writing & Student Elections

This session we were able to have former English teacher and college advisor Jonathan Shapiro come in to talk to the students and parents of personal statement writing. He currently runs his own tutoring program focusing on college admission and writing. Jonathan spoke to the students on how a personal statement should be written and what makes personal statements different academic writing. He was able to share with the students why personal statements are a struggle to write with plenty of examples and advised the students on what makes a successful personal statement. At the end students and parents had the opportunity to ask questions regarding what should and shouldn’t be written for personal statements. Overall the student’s felt the workshop was helpful.

For the second half of our session this week, we took the time to elect our Student Council. We had four Students running for President and Vice President. The students prepared short speeches highlighting their leadership skills and persuading the students why they would be a good fit for WAFL Student President and Vice President. This year’s WAFL Student President is Minjun Seo (Grade 11) and Vice President Justin Lee (Grade 11). They will be accompanied by Student Representative from each grade: Geena Yeo (Grade 9), Jennifer Kim (Grade 10), Lucia Hwang (Grade 11), and John Lim (Grade 12). Congratulations to this following students.

이번 세션에서는 전 영어 선생님이자 college advisor인 Jonathan Shapiro님이 오셔 학생들과 학부모들에게 Personal Statement를 쓰는 법을 알려주었습니다. 그는 현재 대학 입학과 Writing에 중점을 둔 과외 프로그램을 운영하고 있습니다. Personal Statement 과   학문적 글쓰는것과 다르다는것을 강요하며 차이점을 알려주었습니다. Personal Statement을 쓰는 어려운 점들을 예를 이용하여 학생들과 학부모님들한테 이해시켜주며, 성공적이게 쓸수있는 몇가지 조언해주었습니다. 강의가 끝난 후 청소년재단의 학생회를 선출하는 데 시간을 가졌습니다. 네 명의 학생들이 학생회장 및 학생부회장 후보로 나왔으며 리더쉽을 강조하는 짧은 연설을 준비했고 왜 자신이 WAFL 학생회장과 학생부회장에게 적합할지에 대해 학생들을 설득했습니다. 올해 WAFL 학생회장은 서민준(11학년)과 Justin Lee(11학년) 부회장이됬습니다. 그들은 각 학년 학생 대표인 Geena Yeo (9학년), Jennifer Kim (10학년), Lucia Hwang (11학년), John Lim (12학년)과 동행할 것입니다. 다음 학생들에게 축하드립니다.


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For More Info about Jonathan Shapiro visit www.newyorkwriting.com