What kinds of work interest you the most?

In Summer 2018, I need to start seriously preparing for the next chapter of life.

  1. I am an introvert, I prefer to work alone together. I like quiet environment.
  2. I appreciate the opportunities to introduce my children to my work early in their lives [1].

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[1] As an intern at LOLA MullenLowe, a leading creative agency in Madrid, a junior of my undergraduate almamater, Olivia Higgins observed that “work is fast-paced, but the Spaniards value their work-life balance and know how to unwind. People bring their children and even their pets to work. The office gym is always full and during breaks, people take their children to the park or simply sit under the sun with a good book.” She secured this internship after reaching out to 50 companies, attending intense online interviews and aptitude tests, working with the career office to “improve her cover letter and resume, reached out to individuals on LinkedIn, and even sent direct messages on Twitter and Snapchat”. This is a story/example highlighting that we must be competitive and ensure that the next generations are better than us [2].

[2] When I was an undergraduate student, I fought very hard to get an exchange opportunity. I was lucky as no competition from the privileged ones for my chosen exchange university.

Ten years later, my brother shared that everyone he knows got a chance to go overseas during their undergraduate days, for an exchange program of a semester or a year, an internship, etc. The high fliers go for not only one, but multiple programs.

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