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As an international coordinator I established different networks of people I've been working with.


OlyaD 1 / 3 1  
Oct 27, 2018   #1
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I'll appreciate all your advices. Thank you!

Networking essay for Chevening scholarship



Chevening is looking for individuals with strong professional relationship building skills, who will engage with the Chevening community and influence and lead others in their chosen profession. Please explain how you build and maintain relationships in a professional capacity, using clear examples of how you currently do this, and outline how you hope to use these skills in the future.

Working as an international coordinator of internships means involves constant communication with diverse groups of people. For more than 4 years I established different networks of people I've been working with.

First of all, they are interns who applied for international internships with my help. I always keep in touch with interns, even with those who finished their intenships. It's important to support them at the beginning of their journey, as many of them don't know what to expect. While others, who finished they internships, don't know what to do next and how to manage their obtained experience.

This is a bilateral learning for both them and myself. Regarding my professional skill, I learn from the experience and feedback of interns not less than they learn during internship. Such a vital information assirt my futher work with future interns.

Futhermore, working with international companies which accept interns means communication with managers of these companies.
Establishing of contacts with international partners is essential part of my job. During my work I made more than 30 long-term partnerships.
It's to mention that they are more than just partners to me. They are leaders who I respect and learn from. They are successful entrepreneurs who I ask for advice and appreciate to work with.

maedeh93 2 / 7 1  
Oct 27, 2018   #2
Olga,
You should add a paragraph to your essay, talking about how chevening network will be beneficial for you, your profession and your country.It is also needed to prove your ability to use your contacts to achieve a positive outcome or influence. They don't want to know about the help you gave to others or the number of people you worked with. Your ability to connect properly with others in order to walk toward your desirable path of future is important.
Holt [Contributor] - / 7,485 1927  
Oct 28, 2018   #3
Olga, this is not a networking essay. Assisting interns with their international applications does not qualify as a networking skill. Keeping in touch with interns, nope, not a networking skill either. A networking skill is best explained as the ability of the applicant to handle office situations that require the use of external contacts, assistance, and involvement. A network signifies a series of out of office relationships that help you in accomplishing your difficult work tasks.

Your networking experience does not reflect any of that. You are not establishing a believable network in this essay. In fact, there is no network indicated except contact with your interns who don't exactly have any use in the performance of your tasks. This is an extremely irrelevant essay that, should it be submitted for consideration as a networking essay, could very well void your scholarship application.

in order to fix this problem, refer to the sample networking essays here. Learn what sort of networking information is considered important, notable, and useful in the strengthening of your application. You will find that there is a need to delete this essay and come up with a new one that better represents an actual working network for your within your profession.
OP OlyaD 1 / 3 1  
Oct 30, 2018   #4
Please review the new one.

Working as an international coordinator of internships means constant communication with diverse groups of people. For more than 4 years I established different networks of people I've been working with....
Holt [Contributor] - / 7,485 1927  
Oct 31, 2018   #5
Olga, this is still a leadership and influencing essay. It is not a networking essay because the discussion shows how you took charge of a situation, designed a solution, and then implemented it. You then faced an obstacle that you had to overcome through discussion and an exchange of ideas. These are clear leadership and influencing skills, not networking skills. I have tried to define what networking is to you but it seems you did not understand the definition I provided. I guess the only thing that I can do at this point is to try to show you a sample of an effective networking essay from a current applicant.

The way this essay is presented showcases the correct discussion points that you should work towards emulating. Until you can understand the difference between networking and the leadership and influencing essay requirements, you will keep writing the wrong essay for the networking prompt.


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