Dear Professor Blackstone
My name is Qian Hui and you can call me Jo.
I graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) with a diploma in logistics management in 2014 before enrolling into Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) for my hospitality business degree presently. During my three years at NP, I learnt about various challenges that the logistics and supply chain industry faced daily. Upon graduation, I took a gap year and worked as an administrative officer in an advertising firm. I took charge of quotations, liaised with suppliers and assisted my manager with invoicing.
Last year, I had the opportunity to explore housekeeping at Fairmont as a room attendant for a trimester. Prior to my internship, I had never worked in a hotel before. Although it is very physically demanding and not the most glamourous job, I think the industry attachment served as a stepping stone for me to learn about the overview of the department. Receiving written notes of appreciation from guests made my efforts and hard work worthwhile!
Some of my strengths when it comes to communication include being an active listener, able to make sufficient eye contact with my audience and speak in a friendly tone. I am open-minded and respect others perspectives even when they do not align with my point of views.
However, I tend to speak quite softly during formal presentations, hence, I need to work harder to overcome my nervousness. In terms of written communication, I am skilful in expressing my thoughts clearly but I am inclined to use slangs in my assignments. This is why I always spend longer time than my classmates when proofreading our work.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email.
Have a nice day.
Revised 9th February 2017
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