A sample of different videos and websites I created over the last few years.
Many people whom I respect and admire advise against going to college. Although I agree with them in some respect (many careers do not require a college degree, so you are doing yourself a huge disservice by attending it), I also think that the “college isn’t worth it” is a generalization that needs to be contextualized. So here is my attempt to begin the conversation about this.
This week I received a notification from one of the grad schools I'd applied to this fall. I got in!
It's been a while since I posted anything here – not because I don't have anything to say (trust me, my blog backlog is full of posts), but mostly because of the current prioritization of my projects.
I wrote this article as more of a “letter to myself” - type of a thing back in 2019. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a curve ball at my plans to move abroad. Nevertheless, I wanted to publish this post because my reasons for moving to South Korea will hold true, whether I accomplish this in 2020 or later.
The CELTA certificate is one of the priciest (if not the priciest) TEFL certificates available on the market. Why did I decide to go with it? I could’ve easily saved $1,500 by taking another, generic TEFL course. Here are my reasons for doing so.
When I was applying to jobs as a college senior, I didn’t know what areas of business would fit me best. So I would’ve really benefited from a rotational program. But after sending my applications to many of them, all I received were rejection letters.
“Get paid to learn.” I heard that in an interview with Mark Cuban when I was a senior in college. I’ll paraphrase what he said: “All your life so far, you’ve been paying to learn; now it’s time to get paid to learn.” That resonated with me, and this is how I approached my job search ever since.
I always thought I’d go to grad school right after college. I did my research, talked with different people, and asked for advice. I quickly realized that I needed to be a citizen of the U.S. to apply for graduate fellowships that I was interested in (which I wasn’t at the time). That’s when I made the decision to work full-time, and apply to grad school once I become a citizen. Turns out, that was one of the best decisions of my life.
Having majored in Finance and Economics, I wanted to avoid the career path that was expected of me (i.e., get a job in finance and move up the corporate ladder). Instead, I decided to explore the startup scene as soon as I graduated college. I thought it would be a great learning experience for me.