Homework for Sept. 13th

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  • Read a news article or listen to a news podcast and be ready to talk about it for a minute without notes.
    1) Briefly present your choice of article/podcast (date, source, topic, issue)
    2) briefly sum it up
    3) explain why you picked it
    4) comment on what you’ve read or heard.



Sept 13 is the strict deadline but feel free to send me your video as soon as it is made at ms.cbaud@gmail.com.

It does not have to be more elaborate than a one-shot phone video. However, proper outfit & attitude + clear sound quality are expected.


“Tell me about yourself” is what you will typically be asked to do throughout your student and professional life. 


An interview coach walks you through how to build a strong answer to this most common interview question

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmFuWmzeiDs (you can stop at 2:44)

Some examples of self-introduction from international students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m68YyDO7-m8    /   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQWWrnfLUww 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa1QJL7tv4g (a bit long + poor sound quality but great example)

Something way more personal and creative:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7tJ9c6sugY 

You are absolutely free regarding the type of information you will include in your presentation. You may want to talk about what brought you here, about your hopes and dreams, about your expectations, concerns about this new school year, about your life outside of school, whatever. The only strict guidelines are that it must be a video, and it should last exactly 1 minute. (Use Wetransfer if your file is too big to be sent via email at ms.cbaud@gmail.com)

See you next week!