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  1. 1. Show us an activity you enjoy doing. Tell us how you think it contributes to your personal and professional development. Chen Jianyuan Edwin Singapore 2013 IE IMBA APPLICATION 1
  2. 2. An Activity I Enjoy SNOWBOARDING 2
  3. 3. ABOUT ME An avid snowboarder for more than 10 years. My first snowboarding experience was during my university days in Australia. It was also my first encounter with snow. The trip made an everlasting impression and, since then, I try to plan for a snowboarding trip whenever I find time. To date, I have been to the slopes in Japan, Korea, Australia and China. France is next in the list. 3
  4. 4. WHAT SNOWBOARDING MEANS TO ME Apart from the beautiful snow, magnificent mountain view and the tempting slopes, snowboarding gives me a feeling of exhilaration that is akin to riding a roller- coaster and having a bite at my favourite steak at the same time. Whenever I am on the slopes, I feel confident and free. I think only of how to perfect my line, challenging myself to get better and better. 4
  5. 5. 5 But snowboarding is not just an one person affair… Snowboarders usually travel in groups and planning for a snowboarding trip is a daunting task that involves a great deal of research and hard work.
  6. 6. So how do I get by… 6
  7. 7. A snowboarding trip involves a group of people spending a considerable amount of time and money together. Given that everyone may come from very diverse background, effective communication is required to manage everyone’s expectations. First, I find like-minded friends 7
  8. 8. Second, I create a travel budget Creating a travel budget is more than just a price list for hotels and flights. It entails planning, estimating and tracking personal expenses so that one does not run out of money midway through the trip. Big ticket items for a snowboarding trip include costs for ski pass, ski rentals, food, ski/snowboard lessons, air ticket and accommodation. It takes discipline to follow the budget. Sometimes, sourcing the best deals also involve innovative thinking. 8
  9. 9. Third, we plan for food 9 Food is an essential part of travelling. Sometimes, it is over an authentic local meal that one can truly get to feel the cultural experience of the people who live in a country.
  10. 10. 10 Finally, we prepare our gears
  11. 11. AND WHEN WE ARE READY… 11
  12. 12. THE FUN BEGINS! 12
  13. 13. How does snowboarding contributes to my personal and professional development? 13
  14. 14. 14 I gain confidence mastering a challenging sport; and I made like-minded friends from different walks of life; I have the opportunity to visit many countries and expose myself to different cultures; Through snowboarding… PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT I learn more about myself - especially the way I respond to falls and failures.
  15. 15. 15 I develop excellent organisational skills; and I learn to manage people’s expectations within a group; I understand the importance of effective communication; Through snowboarding… PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I learn to be a leader when called upon and to be a team player when need be
  16. 16. 16 CONCLUSION Snowboarding has been a big part of my life. Just as I am lucky to discover snowboarding, I am fortunate to develop lifelong friendships with my snowboarding companions. Likewise, I hope to build professional relationships that can turn into lifelong friendships in the IE IMBA.
  17. 17. THE END 17