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Maria

I am an architect with 20 years' experience of designing and developing spaces. I am a partner in the award-winning STG Architects Ltd, which is famous for its work on the Galroy Building in London. I enjoy working with people from all over the world and have international experience of working in Italy, Greece, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. I have a Master of Science from Sheffield University and a BA in Architecture from Hull University. I also speak Italian and Thai. When I am not working, I spend my time hiking, skiing and diving.

Emily

I am an experienced sales manager with 12 years' experience of developing customer service teams. I am skilled in negotiation, team motivation and building successful sales teams. After ten years of working in sales and customer service at Halo Bank, I am now the sales office manager of a team of 120 at Southern General Plastics Ltd. I have an MBA from Stanford University and a degree in Business Studies from Cornell University. I am creative and hardworking, and enjoy working with others.

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I'm not working. I'm a first-year college student now. When I was in junior high school student, I decided to study English at university. Because I want to work in a job in which I use English. So I'm studying some languages and countries. That is really fun.
I should get more experience. I want to try my hand at a lot of different things in this four years. I have to continue to study harder and come to be able to speak English. The experience that I gained here will probably help me greatly in my future jobs. I'll do my best!!

I work at a convenience store. The main focus of work is customer service. I also use a computer at the backyard.

I am a university student and working part time job at McDonalds. I have worked there for 2 years, and nowadays I started studying to be a manager.

I don't work, but I'm university student. I don't have a lot of experiences and good skills. Therefore, I want to make efforts to have good skills and experiences.
First, in order to do them, I study foreign languages hard. For instance, I like to study English, but I'm not good at speaking English. I think speaking English is a good skill. So, these days I memorize English grammar or words. I can not speak English fluency yet, but I try to keep practicing it.
Secondly, I hope to have experiences by meeting a kind of people. there are a lot of people in university. And people have different ideas. So, I absorb ideas from others, I want to learn good knowledge.

Since I am a student now, I have no professional experience or skills unless I get a job. However, I have had various experiences in my life. I have also been involved in activities such as swimming, learning English and calligraphy, participating in club activities, traveling to various places, participating in competitions and events. I would like to have various experiences from now on until I go out and work in society. And if possible, I would like to take an examination such as Eiken or TOEIC and obtain a qualification. I will think about various things from now on in order to become a necessary human resource in society.

I'm a university student, so I'm not working now. I belong to a foreign language department at university. I'm studying Chinese as a second foreign language as well as English. I just started studying Chinese and can only understand the basics. It's difficult to study Chinese, but it's very interesting. So when I get to work in the future, I want to get a job where I can make use of the foreign language I studied. I want to get a lot of knowledge at university and play an active role in work.

Hello! Everyone.
I'm a first-year university student. My field of study is literature and my major is foreign languages. I'm studying Korea as a second language.
I'm having a hard time finishing homework, but I feel fulfilled everyday.
Even though I have the qualifications, I can't actually use what I know.
I'd like to improve my language ability, and work as a tour guide outside of Japan in the future.
I'll keep getting better. Please root for me!!

Hello.
I am a first year university student in Japan. I study some languages and other counties' culture. It is difficult, but also fun for me. My goal is to be able to speak some languages well, and to get a job that is useful for people.
I am a first year student, so I don't have expriences at university. From now on, I want to exprience various things.
When I choice a job three years leter, skills and exprience would be useful.
I want to be cherish the present and work hard.

I don’t have a job now because I am a student. I am studying English at university so I want a job which can make use of English in the future. Also, I would like to enjoy a job and work hard with others.
I will describe what I learned and experienced up to now for example, I leaned English at university and I have been to study abroad. Also, I will describe my English skills for example, I can speak English, I am good at writing, I practiced listening to English and so on. I would a job that suit me.

This sentence summary that is sentence about work for each one.
Maria is architect with 20 years' experience of designing and developing spaces. She is enjoys working with people from all over the world. She can speak two language.
Emily is an experienced sales manager with 12 years' experience of developing customer service teams. She is skilled in negotiation, team motivation and building successful sales teams. She enjoy working with someone.

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