Karina-2807

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
No
Details of previous overseas experience: 
In 2010 I spent one High-School-Year in Lousiville, KY (USA). I traveled by myself and lived with an American host family. In 2016 I studied one semestre at ITESO, Guadalajara. Here I also volunteered leading the German conversation club.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
No detailed plans yet
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Coastal
Location Preference Details: 
Santa Marta and the colonial town Cartagena would be my preferred options. For rhe climate I prefer locations in the northern part of Colombia. However, I am open-minded towards other placements.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Business Administration, Media and Communication
University / Institution: 
Duale Hochschule Badem-Württemberg (DHBW) Ravensburg
Grade: 
to be announced in september
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Executive Account Manager
Dates of employment: 
10/2013- 12/2016
Summary of role: 
My corporate studies include the education in university as well as professional expercience at a company. Since 2013 I have worked at a media agency in Düsseldorf. During my studies I have had the opportunity to switch departments and take different responibilities. My main task has been to support the development of media strategies, which included the analysis of competition and target group as well as the coordination of other units. Moreover, I have experience in TV planning, digital planning and SEA. Next to the administrative work the conception of advertisments is an imortant part of the job.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
Going to Colombia as an English teacher appeals to me for many reasons. First, I am very interested in the Colombian culture. Since dancing has been a great part of my life, I am looking forward to live in a society that shares my passion. Moreover, I enjoy learning as well as teaching languages. I would like to share my English knowledge with other people and at the same time improve my Spanish skills. After gaining professional experience in Colombia I would like to study English and Spanish with the option to become a teacher. Therefore, being an English teacher in Colombia is the perfect opportunity for me to help other people in the world and to gain valuable life experiences at the same time.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I am a cheerful, out-going person, who likes to meet people and be in company. My friends appreciate especially my creative and humorous manner. In working life I am organized and responsible. At the same time, I can put myself in the position of my colleges, customers or students to understand them better and improve our teamwork. Moreover, I have experience living abroad. At the age of 15 I spent a High-School-Year in the United States, which is one of the reasons for my profound English skills. In 2016 I studied one semester in Mexico. Therefore, I can adapt well to new situations and I am determined to meet challenges. Besides, I have the necessary skills to work as an English teacher. Starting at the age of 13 I worked as a tutor for German and English. Moreover, I participated in a tutoring project to integrate immigrants in Germany, led the English club at my school and the German conversation club in college in Mexico. All in all I can say, that my personality as well as my professional skills qualify me for teaching overseas.
Additional Information: 
Due to a missing option for Germans on the website I chose the British nationality. However, I have a German passport. My English level of C1 is proven by my A-level degree. Moreover, I took the TOEFL in 2013 scoring 106 points. After graduating from university in September 2016 the degree certificate can be sent. Do not hesitate to contact me if there are any questions.