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Month: July 2020

5 Tips To Get Online Volunteering with United Nations Volunteers
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5 Tips To Get Online Volunteering with United Nations Volunteers

By Devi Marietta SiregarContributing a positive impact on an international platform from your home is possible! I believe that everything is visible if you try to make an action through small or simple steps first. Volunteering is one of the actions that could open your perspective, broaden knowledge, expand the networking, and also pay forward to society with any skill you had. The journey of volunteering will lead you to a positive mindset and a great impact on humanity.Getting involved in United Nations Volunteers is such a great experience and opportunity, moreover, it could be done online or remotely. United Nations has a platform to do this action, it is called UNV Online Volunteering (www.onlinevolunteering.org). From this website, everyone in the world can acce...
The Language of Emotional Intelligence
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The Language of Emotional Intelligence

By Sk. Reazul IslamIn a hectic world where technology is evolving at a faster rate, where artificial intelligence (AI) and robots can handle basic humans tasks. Where conflicts routinely break out, and where long-term relationships seem to be harder to maintain. Emotional intelligence is more important than ever.Emotional Intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to an individuals’ capability to understand, manage, and use their own emotions and those of the people around them in positive ways. Emotional intelligence is the ability to distinguish between different feelings and identify and understand them to communicate effectively, empathize with others, relieve stress, conquer challenges, and defuse conflict.EQ determines a person’s overall success when it ...
Growing Care, Expanding Networks – Initiate Your Social Project 101
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Growing Care, Expanding Networks – Initiate Your Social Project 101

By Yasmin Nur HabibahThe story started back in September 2018, as a freshman year college student, I was busy with college stuff and got no idea about getting additional activities to make my schedule as productive as I could. So, I took a look in one of the most-known organizations on campus, named AIESEC. I was quite uncommon with how the organization works, so accidentally, I registered the selection of a social project holder, and finally placed as the Organizing Committee Partnership for iCare Project. Basically, my job was around engaging partners named financial partner, education partner, in-kind partner, and media partner to support my project. The project aimed to raise awareness and concern for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone has a right to live i...
Mind the Gap – Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia
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Mind the Gap – Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia

By Irsyad HamilinThe first wave of COVID-19 in Malaysia leads to the sudden closure of all learning institutions nationwide. As a result, education in Malaysia has changed drastically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.On 13June 2020, Veveonah Mosibin, a student of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) make the headlines across Malaysia after posting an 11-minute video on YouTube entitled “24 Hours On Tree Challenge” featuring her climbing a tree where she spent the night just to get better internet access for her final exam. Unfortunately, whilst the treetop video challenge of hers opened many opportunities, it also highlights the huge gap of the digital divide in many parts of Malaysia. Veveonah’s case...
MUN – A Simulation for Realization
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MUN – A Simulation for Realization

By Margianta S.J.D.I was a debater for quite a long time.I participated in debate competitions during high school and joined a debate club on my campus. The thrill of arguing and teamwork had me very excited in a debate. Nevertheless, the more competitions that I joined, the more familiar I got with the pattern of debates and felt incompatible with it.I realized that I did not belong to such a competitive nature of debating. I felt discomfort for having to be highly defensive in protecting my arguments by taking down the ones from the other side. My mentor scolded me for appearing less-adamant and too persuasive, making me more compatible in speech competitions rather than debates.Soon after that, I decided to do make my shot in Model United Nations (MUN). My senio...
Positive Approach on Environmental Problems for Modern Industry
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Positive Approach on Environmental Problems for Modern Industry

By Enggar Dwi NurhayatiThe modern industry in Japan began in the city of Kitakyushu when the government-owned Yahata steelworks was established in 1901. On the other hand, this high growth of the industry was accompanied by serious industrial pollution. In the past, the bacteria could not even live in the Dokai Bay area, known then as the “Sea of Death”. While once the sky rained down the highest level of polluted precipitation in Japan, earning it the moniker of “the seven-colored smoke”, the skies have improved to the point where the city has been officially recognized for its starry sky. After much struggle, Kitakyushu had finally reclaimed its beautiful seas and skies.Japan has Kitakyushu and Indonesia has Karawang as the center of industry. Many companies wer...
Pursuing a Postgraduate Degree on Full Scholarship – Getting in is just the beginning
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Pursuing a Postgraduate Degree on Full Scholarship – Getting in is just the beginning

By Suthida ChangI am fortunate to be a full scholarship holder for MA International Relations and International Business at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC). Being a picky learner, I was looking for a crosscultural experience with British education standards and a curriculum that catered to my multidisciplinary academic interests; UNNC ticked all of those boxes.Like many students around the world, my postgraduate program was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes and examinations were moved online but coordinating between different student and lecturer timezones was a major challenge. Now that I’m approaching the end of my degree, it is time to look back over my one-year journey and reflect on the lessons I’ve learned, especially the ones outside o...