Atlantica, OA 82549
January 31, 20XX
2300 Block, Suite 1256
Beringia, OA 12584
Dear Mr. Grant:
I am writing to express my interest in the international business scholarship and four-month work
term offered by Oceania Trade and Investment. I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts
at the University of Atlantica, with a major in East Asian Studies and a minor in Economics. After
studying abroad in Hong Kong and learning Cantonese for four years, I have determined that I want
to use this knowledge to further cross-cultural understanding and business relations. Within
international business, Asia particularly interests me because of the combination of existing
economic giants and the explosive growth opportunities of emerging markets.
Becoming a member of International Association (IA) has further confirmed my desire to pursue a
career in international business. At this year’s IA National Congress, I was delighted to meet Anise
Freeman, an alumnus of IA. After learning about her experiences as a Trade Agent with Oceania
Export, I feel that my future career goals are achievable. Upon graduation, I intend to participate in
two IA internships, one in China and one in Bangladesh. I am also interested in pursuing a graduate
degree in International Trade and Investment Policy.
In pursuit of these career goals, I am currently the Vice President External Relations for IA Local.
Thus far, I have led the initiative to establish a partnership with IA Hong Kong and I served on the
committee to establish a travel award for students who would like to pursue international internships
in Hong Kong. I am also working with the Faculty of Arts to develop strategies for IA to target Arts
students more effectively. Finally, I am co-coordinating a gala event to celebrate the 35th anniversary
of IA Oceania. My involvement with IA has allowed me to further... [continues]
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