Hello Everyone. This is my first essay for Chevening Scholarship. I would be grateful if you could help me to review my essay. Thank you in advance:)Chevening is looking for individuals with strong networking skills, who will engage with the Chevening community and influence and lead others in their chosen profession. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your networking skills, and outline how you hope to use these skills in the future.
Participating in many activities
I always understand that building network takes time and patience. Therefore, since college, I never afraid to take part in any positive activities. I have been joining several student and youth organizations, attending Annual National Conference of International Relations Students, attending Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy and other positive. During college, as the chief of international relations students organization, I helped out my Alumni to established the union of international relations alumni at my university in order to easily engaging with other Alumni of IR Student. But I realize establishing this platform is not enough, I was initiating a meeting between active student and the alumni. Fortunately, with effective communication with the alumni, there were so many alumni coming to the event and share their experiences and knowledge to other student. And this event is becoming yearly event as the new student meet the alumni.
After graduating from college, I never stop building my network. I keep taking a part in positive activities such as volunteering, technological competition, conferences, and etc. I join several volunteering group that allows me to contribute to society by interacting and sharing knowledge with children. I believe that helping and caring others is the most efficient way to deep networking. But more than that, I just want my energy and effort meet someone else need. By surrounding myself with people who have the same passion and energy, I continue to grow as a person. I keep maintain a strong relationship with other volunteers by using traditional communication or even using social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and etc.
I had also been participating in several digital competition like hackathon. It's a place where people who believe technology can make our lives better gather and share idea to each other. I was always exciting to work with people who work hard for Indonesia development. These experiences have given me opportunity to meet a lot of people from different background and also broaden my network. These network, I believe, will later be critical to my personal growth and career development.
I believe I have built and maintained a strong network and I also believe with the Chevening Scholarship, it would help me expand my network not only with Chevening community but also with global community. And after graduating from Chevening Scholarship, I will join and cooperate with the Chevening alumni in Indonesia. Coordinating with other Chevening Alumni, I will participate or even organize workshops, seminars, meetings and trainings or any other cheveners event in Indonesia. I want to share my knowledge and experience about Chevening Scholarship and what it's like to live and study in the UK to my fellows Indonesian who want to know about Chevening community.