As I navigate the professional world as a novice, I constantly question myself: Am I doing enough? How can I improve? What will make me stand out as a professional writer? Is my authorial voice sufficient? Which function of the company am I good at?
Korean Women Resisting Gender Bias in STEM & Other Genderfied Careers
KOREAN WOMEN'S ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION In 1972, former President Park Chung-Hee launched an aggressive economic growth plan to skyrocket the nation to a level of modernity on par with other industrialized nations. The former president's authoritarian measures achieved impressive economic progress. Korean women began participating in the workforce—but at the expense of worse working conditions for... Continue Reading →
The Next Chapter: Moving to Columbus, OH!
One Month Summary April second marks one month since I returned to the US! I cannot BELIEVE how much has happened since I landed and ever since I hit the ground running despite the jet lag. Before officially returning, I wrote out an itemized checklist of what to do before leaving and after I arrived,... Continue Reading →
Why I Left South Korea
I discuss why I left South Korea and summarize some insights to the logistics of working in Korea.
A “Gap” in Your Resume? The Reality of Teaching English in Korea
Does Another's Story Also Dictate Mine? Generally, stories and advice on the internet are helpful ways for us to avoid complications in our own lives. From a young age, we've taken the consequences experienced by ourselves and others and made them learning lessons. We shouldn't ever assume, "Oh, that can't happen to me." The other... Continue Reading →
My Experience Writing for “Platform Magazine” // 플랫폼매거진
Writing Opportunities As a writer who's constantly looking for ways to professionalize my passion and put myself out there, I try to consistently update my blog here, search for remote US freelance opportunities, and volunteer opportunities...all while working my full-time teaching job. Though I don't receive payment for the volunteer writing, it's a great way... Continue Reading →
Teaching in Korea: Daily Routine & My Experience
Thoughts Before Teaching Honestly, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect before I applied to teach. I assumed that I'd enjoy it to some degree as I've had a passion for English since I first learned to read. Sharing my passion for English as a second language sounded like a great job, but I didn't... Continue Reading →
Studying Versus Working in Korea
Taken from an article I wrote on my LinkedIn on October 6, 2021 Asian Studies & Studying Abroad My time as an exchange student at Sejong University (세종대학교) in Seoul, South Korea, provided unforgettable experiences and countless opportunities to socialize, engage in cultural activities, and progress in my language proficiency. I aimed to establish a... Continue Reading →
My Experience Applying to Hagwons Part 2
Why People Go Private Location Control Competative Salary Diverse Options Faster Hiring Usually More Intimate Classroom Sizes (Varies) Better Potential for Greater Relationships with Co-Workers Who Speak English As stressed previously, private hires all year-round, so you can find positions more often with a less strenuous application process than EPIK. Read all your contracts very... Continue Reading →
My Experience Applying to Hagwons in South Korea Part 1
Choosing Between Public & Private One of the major questions a lot of prospective teachers ask themselves when making some decisions on teaching in Korea is, "Should I go to the public route through EPIK or private?" Both have their benefits and setbacks, but I think the decision is really dependent on a couple of... Continue Reading →