Writing Effective Career Statements 有效撰寫英文職涯經歷

Describing participation in a project that reflects interest in a profession / 描述所參與方案裡專業興趣的表現


I. Pre-Listening Exercise [Top]

Check the meanings of the following words and expressions:

  • initially
  • responsible for
  • administration
  • physical examinations
  • squadron
  • military personnel
  • capacity
  • large-scale operations
  • valuable experiences
  • comprehend
  • arose
  • applicable
  • innovative
  • tasks at hand
  • implementing
  • fundamental concepts
  • unique opportunity
  • build upon

II. Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and then answering the following questions. Press the "Final score" button to check your quiz results.

1. What was Sam initially responsible for in the army as a professional soldier and officer?
A. managing the activities of nearly 160 soldiers
B. handling the administration of the physical examinations of six thousand new soldiers
C. familiarize himself with large-scale operations
2. What did Sam realize by applying his previous experiences to the tasks at hand?
A. why confusion often arises in a health-related environment
B. why health-care administration students become discouraged with many management methods that are neither applicable to practical business nor innovative
C. students lack experience in implementing various models and conducting operations in medium-sized and large-scale organizations
3. What can LMN Corporation provide Sam?
A. how to conduct operations in medium-sized and large-scale organizations
B. a unique opportunity to build upon his previous experiences in the above areas
C. the ability to comprehend why confusion often arises in a health-related environment
4. What did Sam’s second job in the military involve?
A. managing the activities of nearly 160 soldiers
B. familiarizing himself with large-scale operations
C. being directly responsible to a general
5. How many military personnel were there in the large squadron that Sam was responsible for handling the administration of their physical examinations?
A. around five thousand
B. around ten thousand
C. around twenty thousand

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2. Listen to the story again as you read the audiotranscript.

III. Post-Listening Exercise [Top]
1. Read the audiotranscript with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to your situation.

2. Write a paragraph that expresses your interest in a profession. View the accompanying Power Point presentation on details of how to write this assignment.

3. Write four questions beginning with “Why” to ask someone about their interest in a profession and then answer them. The question does not have to come directly come from the listening exercise.
Example: Why did Sam wait to join the army until after graduating from university?
Answer: to fulfill his academic requirements for graduation
Example: Why did Sam have many opportunities not only to come into contact with hospital staff and physicians, but also to familiarize yourself with large-scale operations?
Answer: because he was directly responsible to a general