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My networking essay for Chevening - A valuable networks for a better future


alvin1902 4 / 7 1  
Nov 3, 2017   #1
help me to revise and improve my networking essay for chevening scholarship application.

Networking Question


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.

(minimum word count: 100 words, maximum word count: 500 words)


I firmly believe that networking is one of the key to success in this era of globalization. Networking often lead open a path one can't get through alone. I also met many that share the same view with me towards many things in life. I get to trade stories and experiences from a different point of view which made me an open-minded person.

I used to love playing online game while I was in university, and there are some valuable networks that I earn through gaming that surprises me one way after another. I met the dean of IT department from a certain university through gaming, and I keep a good relationship with him even long after I stop playing that game. I even got my first earned money through him. A small side job, but nevertheless it's earned through my own efforts.

I'm also one of the activist in my church youth community, and I use this opportunity to enlarge my circle and met other activist in my church. One of the activist that I met is the CEO of a big online shop in Indonesia. I'm amazed with his way of thinking and his success in keeping up with his activities as a CEO and a church activist. I learned many things from him, both work related and church related. Recently, he shared to me his business ideals, and teach me how to see a smart investment. I intend to keep on learning from him so that I can improve myself and know how to be a good leader like him.

My company is a child company from a large developer group in Indonesia and my CEO is one of the right-hand from the owner. I build a good relationship with her and I got plenty advices for both work and personal things and now she agreed to give me a reference letter for my scholarship application. I also met many people from my work circle that turn into a precious network for my job and me personally. Through them I got some side jobs that earns me some extra income. I also get to learn many things that I normally wouldn't learn in my own profession since they all have different background and experience.

My networks consist of all important and precious people I met throughout my life and I planned on enhancing this network which has been proven to be good for my improvement as a person. I believe that through Chevening I will be able to improve my networks by meeting a new people from another country and exchanging thought and ideas with them for the future.

wordcount: 442 of 500 words.

Since the application date is nearby, I would really appreciate if you can help reviewing my other essay that I post and revised in the comment section.

Rab 2 / 4  
Nov 3, 2017   #2
hello , im still writing this too , but i think you should focus more about your professional networks ,how you created it and how it benefit you and your work now and in the future , good luck
Holt [Contributor] - / 9,531 2963  
Nov 4, 2017   #3
Alvin, the network that you should be discussing is one that you developed within your workplace. That means you should think about the way you function at your office in relation to needing some beyond the company help. You make a reference to your company being a small company under an umbrella organization. Usually, companies like these tend to work together through cooperative and inclusive activities. Something like exchanging relevant information so that each company can function smoothly with the help of the sister company and vice versa. Unfortunately, you cannot use the information about the CEO in this essay. However, if you can prove a method of exchange between your company and the others, then you should be able to come up with a decent networking essay. If you have ever been called upon to work the a sister company in order to help them accomplish a task, then after, you had to call upon someone from the other company to help you at your own company, that comprises a simple network reference already.


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