Why would you be a great participant in the Global UGRAD Program?
Even now, while I am typing those words, I cannot believe that I am writing an essay to apply for a scholarship. This is the thing; I have never done this before because I thought I definitely would fail. I am just a normal student, no excellent scholastic achievements, no IELTS or TOEFL certificates, so what makes me a great participant?
I am curious about everything. While at university, I found that I was very interested in marketing. I asked myself what the customers think, how big companies, like Coca-Cola, could make advertising campaigns that are so impressive and creative. Such things motivated me to study more about marketing, especially the media. From that, I started as a business student, without basic knowledge of media, to become the head of media department of my faculty. I developed our fan page on Facebook. Because of this, the number of likes increased from about 300 to almost 4000. This page is visited by not only students of our department, but by many people on and off campus. I also worked in media teams for some programs from big companies, such as Nestles Management and Sales Trainee Program 2017. Currently, I work as an intern for social media team of 7 Bridges Brewing company, which is famous in the expatriate community in Vietnam. Albert Einstein said: "Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance, and self-criticism", and I think I am a good example of that quote. However, I do not want to see no further than the end of my nose. I want to study and improve myself. That is one reason why I am applying to UGRAD. In addition, I am curious about the USA - a diverse country, racially and ethnically. I am curious how Vietnamese people live there. I am curious and I want to see America with my own eyes. I think that the tons of questions about America in my head will have the answers if I am a participant.
I am curious about myself. I am now 20 years old. There are still a lot of things that I have not discovered me. But I used to be so shy due to the thoughts of failure and people laughing. They prevented me from expressing myself. Then one day, I watched a video about Jack Ma. He applied for Harvard University and was rejected ten times, although he knew he would be. It made me realize that it is better to fail in something than to do nothing and do not know if I can succeed. Now, I am very self-motivated and not afraid of failure. I take my chances and assume the risks. I attend many activities and explore what I can do. Then I found I am good at photography. I have a gallery on Instagram and people really like it. I believe that UGRAD will be a good chance to help me know more about myself.
In conclusion, Walt Disney had a quote: "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
With curiosity, I succeed in career and in exploring myself.
With curiosity, I will be a great participant in Global UGRAD.