With CISL’s Career English program, students practice their English in the CISL classroom and then spend time at an American company. At their host company, students practice English in the office, in meetings, and through writing emails and creating documents. The CISL Career English program is the perfect way to gain important language skills for your career!
Career English student Tatiane recently wrote a report about her experience working with Gaslamp Event Management, a successful event planning company located in Downtown San Diego. We are impressed with her experience and with how good her writing skills are!
Here are some of the highlights of Tatiane’s report.
Why Tatiane chose CISL’s Career English Program
My main objective when I chose the program was the opportunity to volunteer in an American company and then add it to my curriculum as a international experience with higher relevance.
What the Career English Program consisted of
In order to start the program, I completed 6 weeks of English classes and went through preparation for interview. GEM was my second interview and I feel confident to make it. With Grace, the program coordinator, help and support I corrected all mistakes regarding my resume and I learned how to create cover letter.
In general, the program meets my expectations. In addition, I would recommend CE for potential students who aim curriculum enrichment and an alternative international experience.
About her experience with Gaslamp Event Management
In GEM, I worked with Sin Bosier, the owner and CEO of the company. When I first started, it was close to Halloween Holiday and the company was hosting a event called San Diego Zombie Crawl. I worked during this event, taking care of the social media and also helping to organize the final details. I also worked in the two days of the event, checking in people and making live videos to post on Instagram.
After the event I focused on Downtown Dolls, which is a division of GEM. My main tasks were:
1 – Responsible for the social media for Downtown Dolls (IG + Facebook).
2 – Develop and launch the new Website for Downtown Dolls, by working with the web developers to make all the changes necessary and also all the site design. So, basically, I needed to identify problems and come up with solutions for them to change on the website.
3 – Talent managing in Downtown Dolls – select the models that applied and schedule the interviews. Fill data base and point out models who fits the Downtown Dolls profile.
4 – Support if it’s necessary the others with tasks – proposal to clients, quotations, follow up and recap of the events.
Her final thoughts on the Career English Program
My experience at GEM helped me to feel more confident with the use of my English and I can tell for sure that I was not treated like a foreign or a outsider. Sin always pushed me to work as I was native and helped me with all I needed. What I enjoyed the most was the fact the I could really see what is like a company in another country and also the trust that was confided in me.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience, Tatiane! Best of luck to you in Brazil!