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Indonesia Mengglobal Presentation @ Indonesia Mengajar

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Indonesia Mengglobal presentation at Indonesia Mengajar, November 16 2012.

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Indonesia Mengglobal Presentation @ Indonesia Mengajar

  1. 1. What’s next after IndonesiaMengajar?Friday, November 16, 2012Ariana Alisjahbana | Clairine Runtung | Handhika Ramadhan
  2. 2. AGENDA 1. Introduction to Indonesia Mengglobal  What is Indonesia Mengglobal? 1. School Options for Pengajar Muda  Degrees  Business School, Graduate School, and Law School  How to choose the best school for you 1. School Application  Personal Essay  Recommendation letter  Standardized test 1. Next Steps (Q&A) www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS INDONESIA MENGGLOBAL?  A network of over 40 students and alumni of top global schools, i.e. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, John Hopkins, Columbia, Cambridge, etc  A website with more than 80 articles on school and scholarship application, visited by more than 80,000 visitors. The website was published in March 2012, and there are currently > 60 writers and contributors.  Syndication with the JakartaGlobe and EducationUSA  Conducted 2 informational events attended by more than 700 attendees www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 3
  4. 4. School Options for Pengajar Muda www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 4
  5. 5. School Options for Pengajar Muda: Degrees (USA)MASTER Degree DOCTORATE DegreeTaking more advanced and specific Taking more advanced and specificclasses in a specialized field classes in a specialized fieldResearch may be required Research is required and is the bulk of the experienceThesis may be required Thesis and publication are non- negotiableTypically 1 to 2 years Typically 4 to 6 years.Industry-oriented track Academic track (teaching component) Internships strongly encouraged Close working relationship with adviser and professor(s) www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 5
  6. 6. School Options for Pengajar Muda: Business School, GraduateSchool, and Law School (USA)BUSINESS School Graduate School LAW School>2 years of experience Can be done straight from >2 years experience undergraduate“One Way” direction, very “One Way” direction, veryuncommon to switch from Switching is easier uncommon to switch frombusiness to technical law to technical/business Hard skills (legal) and softLearn from business cases Hard and soft skills skillsand soft skills (technical/specialization) Concentration, e.g.Concentration, e.g. Major, e.g.  Intellectual Property  Marketing  Social Sciences  Corporate Law  Finance (Economics, Political  Entrepreneurship Science, Sociology, Anthropology)  Public Policy  Education  Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Civil, Computer)  Science (Physics, Indonesia Mengglobal | 6 Chemistry, Biology)
  7. 7. How do I choose which schools are the best for me? Specialized Programs-Curriculum / Classes • Specific topic • Research centers • Classes • Professors Peers • Alumni Location • Professional (internship) opportunities • Networking • Quality of life www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 7
  8. 8. School Application: Essay (1/2) What is graduate school application essay? “An important element of application – the only opportunity to speak about yourself directly to the admission committee” What should I write in the essay? “Most importantly, make sure you answer the question in the essay prompt then incorporate (smoothly) anything you’d like the admission committee to know about yourself – your experience, your achievement, your personality, you name it” Be interesting, a bland admission essay can put an overworked admission committee to sleep! www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 8
  9. 9. School Application: Essay (2/2) TIPS:  Can be generic, but tailor to the institution you are applying to  Personalize your essay  Seek for opinions from others  Never lie, exaggeration is often justifiable  No grammatically error and typo  Think how to make your essay stand out among other applicants  Spare enough time (months, not days!) to prepare  Target the institution www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 9
  10. 10. School Application: Recommendation Letter What is recommendation letter? “A letter from people who know you very well, generally at a higher level, that can reflect your quality” TIPS: Request from someone who knows about yourself (professor, work supervisor)  Make sure that the letters are written in favor of you  Higher credibility from famous people Visit our website and sign up for our upcoming event in December  Help the person you are asking recommendation letter from:  Tell them your strengths, areas of interest, and aspirations www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 10
  11. 11. School Application: Standardized Test (1/2)TOEFL (IBT – Internet Based IELTSTest)Types of questions: multiple Usually for UK-based andchoice (reading and Australian-based schools.listening), and essay (writing) Type of questions are more varied: multiple choice, short# Sections: answers, diagrams, charts,  Reading true/false.  Listening  Speaking #Sections:  Writing  Reading  ListeningHighest score: 120. Typical  Speakingscore for top schools:  WritingMinimum 100 – 110. Highest score: 9.0 ; Typical score for top schools: minimum 6.0 – 7.0 www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 11
  12. 12. School Application: Standardized Test (2/2)GMAT GRE LSAT•Graduate Management •Graduate Record Exam is •Law School Admission Test isAdmission Test is designed to designed as a measuring tool a standardized and requiredassess applicants’ ability in and is required by most test for all admissions to allcontinuing advanced study in graduate schools in admission law schools that arebusiness and management. process. members of Law Schools Admission Council.# Sections: # Sections:  Analytical writing  Verbal Reasoning # Sections: assessment  Analytical Writing  Reading  Integrated Reasoning  Quantitative Comprehension  Quantitative Reasoning  Analytical Reasoning  Verbal  Logical Reasoning Typical score for top schools:  WritingTypical score for top schools: 600 for Verbal,700 and aboveabove 700. for Quant Reasoning, 3.5 and Typical score for top above for Writing. schools: above 160.Score range: 200 – 800. Score range: 200 – 800. Score range: 120 – 160. www.indonesiamengglobal.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 12
  13. 13. Q&A and Survey Distribution Check out our website: www.indonesiamengglobal.com @IndoMengglobal http://www.facebook.com/IndoMengglobal/info Ariana Alisjahbana Email: arianaalisjahbana@gmail.com Clairine Runtung Email: runtung.clairine@gmail.com Handhika Satrio Ramadhan Email: hramad01@gmail.com Indonesia Mengglobal | 13
  14. 14. Visit our website and sign up for our upcoming event in December:http://indonesiamengglobal.com/2012/11/rsvp-get-personalized-help-on-your-university-application/Sunday, December 16 2012, 14:00-17:00. Pacific Place, Jakarta Indonesia Mengglobal | 14

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