A busy month for Asian Studies. Here are the panelists for the Going Global event.
L to R: Monique Costello; Amber Oberc; Jonathan Darden.
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.
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Career Option: Focus on Asia
Oct. 24, Thursday, 10:00-11:15 a.m.
“Career Option: Focus on Asia” is an event that focuses on careers related to Asia.
Jeremy Ott (EF Education—an International Education and Touring Company)
Noel Perez (Program Manager and former Asia Logistics Manager, Avid Technology)
Katrina Deutsch (Peace Corps)
Kim Ainsworth (Executive Director of the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board)
Anyone interested in Asia and possible job/study opportunities in Asia should come to attend this event!
My name is Mark Bolding and I, along with my wife, Zhu Yan, founded CNET in 2005. CNET (China Needs English Teachers) works directly with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education (JPDE) in Nanjing, China to recruit English teachers for all levels of educational settings. We charge no fees for this service and are not a for-profit recruiting agency. This is our sixth year recruiting for the JPDE and we have had great success the previous five years. In 2009 and 2010, we helped place over 30 teachers in Jiangsu Province schools. I have contacted your department in previous years.
Zhu Yan and I are former teachers from the Jiangsu region who currently live in the Houston, TX area. We have assisted in recruiting since coming to Houston six years ago as a favor to friends in China who work within the JPDE. We are attempting to secure the best possible teachers for one or two semester teaching engagements. We are seeking dedicated, career minded persons who understand that living and working in China will be challenging, but very rewarding. This can be the opportunity of a lifetime in both cultivating their teaching careers and experiencing the fabulous culture of China. China is at a crossroad in its history and her children and their parents are desperate for English instruction and foreign involvement. For this reason, we recruit each year solely by contacting English and Education Departments at four year institutions in the United States.
Because our recruits will work directly for the Department of Education, there is very little chance of a contractual misunderstanding and, should a problem arise, it will be addressed and remedied quickly. We find that our recruits enjoy their time in China. We have formalized our relationships with some schools to send graduate or undergraduate student groups annually to our summer program or for one or two semester positions. We are always happy to serve as intermediaries in a dialogue between a college or university and the Jiangsu Department of Education.
If you have graduating seniors or instructors who might be interested, please refer them to our website at www.mmbolding.com.
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