William-3697

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
American
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
No
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Public Policy & Leadership
University / Institution: 
University of Virginia
Grade: 
Senior
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
Major: Public Policy & Leadership, Minor: Social Entrepreneurship (Conversational Spanish speaker)
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Congressional Intern
Dates of employment: 
Summer 2015
Summary of role: 
• Updated constituents on legislation via telephone and email, filed 1000s of constituent opinions and sorted them to be presented to the Congressman Briefed the Congressman on meetings held by various interest groups on topics ranging from cable companies, fossil fuels, & global warming to counter-terrorism and international trade. Guided constituents on historic tours of the US Capitol
Position 2
Job title: 
Quality Assurance Intern
Dates of employment: 
Summer 2016
Summary of role: 
• Implemented software at a tech startup that collects, organizes and sells voter data • Worked on a team of 6 to test 5+ apps on iOS, Android and web for bugs Gained coding/database management experience using 6+ SQL servers
Position 3
Job title: 
Summer Intern -- Office of the Administrator
Dates of employment: 
Summer 2017
Summary of role: 
• Categorized hundreds of industry suggestions on regulation reform for a report sent to Vice President Mike Pence • Created a detailed list of recent regulation changes for my department’s reference
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I have learned a lot about SouthEast Asia in my Social Entrepreneurship studies at UVA. This past year I took "Innovation in SouthEast Asia" and created an in depth presentation on Thailand's innovation profile as a final project so I am very interested in learning more about the region. Additionally, my cousin recently adopted a three year old and a four year old from China who are amazing but cannot speak english yet. You can tell that it frustrates the kids not being able to interact with their adoptive siblings perfectly yet. The few times I've been able to teach them some of the language has been very rewarding.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I coached 5-10 year olds on my swim team from the time I was 13 to the time I was 18. I know how to be patient with kids, especially being the oldest of 7 grandkids. I have a love for language and learning knew things. Finally, I would love to travel and do something to make a difference in the world before I start law school and am unable to to do these things.