AEON Corporation is one of the largest English Conversation schools in Japan. AEON offers full-time teaching positions, a good salary, and a lot of support to help newly hired teachers with their move to Japan. For more information about AEON, please feel free to visit their website at www.aeonet.com<http://www.aeonet.com>.
AEON visits Boston a few times a year for interviews and is always interested in hiring SU students. Their next interview session in Boston will be held on May 14, 2018.
If you are interested, contact Uri Levy, Paul Hunt, Caroline Sgrignoli & Ruby Kahane, Personnel Recruiters
Yaoyao Lou (BA 2015) received the KCC Company scholarship in 2015. Yaoyao was a media studies major at the Department of Communication and Journalism. She graduated in May 2015 with the Latin Honors summa cum laude.
At Suffolk, she worked on Korea-related projects such as proposing a new media company that produces reality shows for Korean pop icons in Business of Media and a presentation on Korean business etiquette in Presentation Skills.
She spent six weeks in Seoul taking language lessons at Yonsei University in the morning and interning at Chosun TV in the afternoon. Shown above is a video that she made for Suffolk to document her days in Seoul.
Yaoyao got placed in the second level class where the teacher instructs in Korean only. Most students in her class were Korean Americans who would like to know about their heritage. Their class made a video called “Where are our classmates?” (need to refresh the page if you see a blank screen) and won the Talents Prize.
Suffolk alum Miguel Candela taking pictures of the protest in Hong Kong. Miguel originally came from Spain and graduated in 2008. He now lives in Hong Kong. Here are the pictures that he posted on Facebook. One of them became a cover image of a Spanish magazine V. Other albums also have pictures that he took in China, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Monique Costello graduated with a double major in History and Asian Studies. She has been teaching at a high school in Hangzhou that has a very impressive front gate and a pretty campus. Her brief report is here:
I have been working at Tianmu High School for 5 months now – I can’t believe how the time has flown by. I teach over 800 students, most of whom could care less about English but want to know all about the typical lives of Americans. Because I am in a sub-city of Hangzhou (although the sub-city itself has a higher population than Boston), I am the only American girl within an hour of where I live. I am treated like a celebrity everywhere from the hallways of my school, to restaurants, to taxi rides. People are constantly staring. It was disconcerting at first, but I’ve learned to accept it.
I have seen so many beautiful places and tried so many new things since I arrived; this is an experience I would not give up for anything. The people here have been incredibly friendly and I have made some great friends. Spring Festival is upon us and I am meeting my mother in Beijing tomorrow before heading to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have many more adventures planned for the next five months; I can’t wait to explore even more.